Stockland cares for your land up until settlement, ensuring that it's clear and tidy. So what are your responsibilities after settlement?

Frequently Asked Questions

The boundaries of your land are pegged for you prior to settlement. Please inspect your land in the days after settlement and let us know if any of your lot pegs are missing so we can investigate.

After settlement, boundary pegs are the landowner's responsibility. Please keep in mind that during construction of your home, some pegs can accidentally be covered or removed.

Maintaining your land is an essential part of being a landowner. This includes keeping it free of rubbish, overgrown grass and hazards. It's a good idea to install temporary fencing to ensure your land remains clear, safe and ready for your builder to begin constructing your future home!

Residents and builders have a responsibility to dispose of their rubbish correctly. Builders are usually responsive to requests to remove rubbish that their contractors have disposed of incorrectly. If you cannot resolve an issue directly with the suspected builder at fault, there are organisations that can help:

As part of putting the final touches on your stage, we install turf in the nature strip, ensuring it is established and green. Any damage caused during the construction of your new home should be addressed with your builder before they finish.

Everyone plays an important part in keeping the community looking beautiful. Although the Council owns the nature strips, it's the landowner's responsibility to maintain the nature strip directly in front of their home. This includes regular maintenance and clearing of litter.

Storm water runoff is rainwater that runs off surfaces such as lawns, roads, roofs, car parks and natural ground surfaces. After settlement, each landowner has a responsibility to ensure the storm water runoff from their land and/or property is managed correctly.

Please ensure:

  • Storm water runoff is not directed towards a retaining wall or adjoining properties.
  • Appropriate drainage in your backyard is installed and maintained regularly to ensure water can freely drain.
  • Your builder installs necessary measures during your house construction.
  • If there is an easement on your property keep it maintained and clear of debris to allow the natural flow of storm water.

Talk with your builder about what storm water management you may need to install on your land.

Retaining walls are structures used for supporting soil, so that two different levels can be achieved either side of the wall. In some cases, a batter may be used as a suitable alternative.

The retaining walls built by Stockland are built to Australian standards, certified by engineers. These have received approval by Council prior to settlement. You or your builder can obtain a copy of the certification relevant to your land on the Stockland Builder Portal.

If there is a retaining wall (or batter) on your land, it will form part of your contract of sale. After settlement, it is a landowners responsibility to maintain the retaining wall (or batter). It is important to maintain retaining walls to ensure they continue to work correctly.

Your builder and/or landscaper is required to connect retaining wall drainage into the appropriate drainage system. During construction, your builder and/or landscaper should take care when completing any works around existing retaining walls. Changing levels, excavating, adjusting or amending existing retaining walls may affect the structural integrity of the wall.

Boundary fencing is the dividing fence you share with an adjoining neighbour. Building and maintaining this shared fence is the shared responsibility of yourself and your neighbour.

Stockland does not contribute towards neighbour fencing. It is the landowners responsibility to contact their adjoining neighbour/s to arrange fencing. Please feel free to contact your sales team to obtain your neighbours details to discuss fencing (as per the Stockland privacy guideline and your contract of sale).

The authority for dividing fences is the Queensland Government. Here is some helpful information from the Queensland Government on neighbour fencing:

If you have any further questions regarding Stockland design guidelines of the fence, the design essentials can be found on each your community website or you can email the covenant team at design@stockland.com.au.

Your community is nbn equipped! This is how your broadband gets to you - www.nbnco.com.au/learn/how-the-nbn-network-gets-to-you.

As part of developing your stage, Stockland completed the pit and pipe infrastructure. We then transfer ownership of this asset to nbn and it is their responsibility to make individual addresses within the development serviceable. A builder also follows steps to ensure a home is nbnTM ready such as connecting the wiring from the infrastructure in the streets to your home for your telephone and data points.

It is then the landowners responsibility to talk to their preferred phone and internet provider about an nbnTM powered plan that best suits their needs, and connect to the internet. Please contact your preferred service provider to arrange connection and they will coordinate a time for the nbn supplied equipment to be installed (if not already pre-installed) and activated.

You can help ensure make sure your new home is nbn™ ready - www.nbnco.com.au/residential/how-to-connect/preparing-for-the-nbn/new-property-developments. If your home is in the construction or design stage, your builder can help enable an efficient connection to the nbn network by requesting a pre-install of nbn in-home equipment. Please visit New Pre-installation Request - www2.nbnco.com.au/ntd_pre_install/ or speak to a nbn pre-install specialist on 1800 687 626 for more information.

For more information, please speak directly with your builder, selected service provider or nbn.

After settlement, we recommend you start building your new home as soon as you can within your contractual building time frames.

Stockland has building time frames and design guidelines in place to ensure all homes are developed in harmony with the surrounds and to create stunning streetscapes. If you have any design queries, please email design@stockland.com.au.

By knowing your responsibilities as a landowner, you will be helping to protect your part of an outstanding community.

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