We decided to dismantle the old house to recover the large amount of timber that could be re-used in the new homes. It was a big job but David finished in time for the Council to complete most of their drainage upgrade project before Christmas holidays.
A meeting with Council Engineering was another positive experience. They are enthusiastic about going ahead with the modified storm drainage project based on a third easement on our property. If we formally agree to this arrangement, it is possible the work could be completed within a 6 month time frame.