Frequently Asked Questions
Building a new property can be daunting and confusing with information from different sources. We’ve compiled questions commonly asked at our sales suite, to help you gain a better understanding of the land purchasing & home building process at Harriott.
If your question isn’t here, feel free to book an appointment with our estate manager Joyce who will be happy to chat about any questions you may have.
Buying Land at Harriott
What is the process to purchase a lot?
It’s a good idea to arrange your finance pre-approval to establish your budget before you start your home selection research. We will then assist you to select an available lot that meets your needs and you will pay a $1000 holding deposit. To formalise the sale, a 5% deposit of the total purchase price of the land is paid and we sign the contract documentation. You’ll then need to engage a settlement agent or solicitor who will handle the paperwork and clarify any special terms and conditions. They will also manage everything once your block has been constructed and it is time to ‘settle’ on your block by paying the balance and taking ownership.
Is landscaping included in the price?
A free landscaping package is available on all Stage 1 and Stage 2 lots at Harriott Armstrong Creek.
What is an easement?
An easement is a section of land registered on your property title, which gives someone (usually a servicing authority) the right to use the land for a specific purpose even though they are not the land owner. This often includes sewer and/or storm water pipes. Easements are very common and appear in around 50% of blocks across an estate.
Is there a body corporate?
There is no body corporate for any land currently planned at Harriott.
Building at Harriott
Can I use any builder?
There are many builders available to cater for all kinds of tastes and budgets; the choice is yours. Your builder will need to ensure that your home design is compliant with Harriott’s design guidelines, which can be accessed in Buyer’s Link.
How long do I have to start building once I settle on my land?
House construction must start within 6 months of settlement. The home must be complete within 18 months of settlement.
The Local Area
Why would I buy here in Harriott Armstrong Creek instead of other surrounding estates?
Harriott offers a unique opportunity to purchase land within direct proximity to the existing The Village Waralily Shopping Centre, with the convenience of a full lined Woolworths and a range of retailers including Sullies Café, the Cockatoo Café, Burger Bar, Hairdressers, Sushi and more.
The Armstrong Creek Education precinct, just a 3-minute walk from Harriott offers options for childcare right through to secondary education with both mainstream and special education programs. In addition to everyday essentials, the estate is bordered by the future Sparrovale wetlands which will offer residents an expansive natural place to escape, exercise and learn about native flora and fauna right on their doorstep. Easy access to the Geelong CBD and Bellarine Peninsula provides the optimum blend of convenience and lifestyle.
Harriott’s Sales Suite is located at the entry point of the future community.
What’s happening with the Sparrovale Wetlands?
The City of Geelong is developing the Sparrovale Wetlands, which will be next to Harriott Armstrong Creek. They’re currently working through proposals and the community will be engaged for consultation on the masterplans. We’re actively working with the council to ensure Harriott Armstrong Creek residents will have access to the walking trials and cycle networks that are proposed to be incorporated into the wetlands masterplan.
Who is Jinding?
Jinding has an existing property development portfolio exceeding 4,000 residential lots, townhouses and apartments with an end-value in excess of $1.8bn. New communities currently under development include The Patch Wollert, Octave at Junction Village and Harriott at Armstrong Creek.
Headquartered out of Melbourne’s Rialto Towers, Jinding has combined experience of over 120 years in property development including masterplanned communities, high-rise, and medium-density dwellings, commercial projects, and hotels. An ambitious acquisitions focus is targeting expansion of the existing portfolio into medium to high-density residential and hotel developments. Jinding’s development capability also covers project management and a range of property advisory services to business partners.
Honouring its origins, the name Jinding represents our commitment to deliver on our promises. At Jinding, we believe in the creation of lasting places through considered and sustainable development.