Council Issues? Resolved!

HoorayAs the bushfire issue with Council dragged on with no end in sight, Megan and I have been preparing ourselves to do battle – expecting that Council would continue to drag their feet and act like a stubborn 3 year old. But in an astonishing turn of events, it appears they’ve given in – not to us however, but Metricon!

Megan received a call late yesterday afternoon from our customer service manager at Metricon who greeted us with VERY good news. It appears they’ve been aware of our discontent and have been fighting diligently for us ‘behind the scenes’ over the last week or so, engaging a number of people at Blacktown Council to get this issue resolved on our behalf. The outcome is better than we would have even expected – we’ll have our interim occupancy certificate on handover!

So what do we need to do about the doors? Nothing! No kickplates, no inward opening screen door, no ugly shutters contraption – nothing! Metricon has redeemed themselves as far as I’m concerned. They stepped up to the plate, and did what any reputable builder should have done – made this crazy house building adventure just a little bit easier for someone who doesn’t know the first thing about what to do (then again, I’m pretty sure Megan is a bushfire expert by now).

We don’t have any pictures for you today, but this news was too good to keep to ourselves any longer. We’re now approaching practical completion and handover a LOT less stressed. Thanks Metricon!

Now here’s comes the fun part!

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. maja says:

    Oh my DOG!!!! I am unbelievably relieved!

  2. Shayne says:

    Fantastic news!! So relieved for you and so glad to hear Metricon stepped up to the plate & helped resolve the issue!!

  3. Helen M says:

    Finally…common sense has prevailed!!! remember I said, don’t give up because THIS is what happens.
    So happy for you both!!

  4. Kriss says:


    I am also relieved to see that Metricon stepped up to the plate, but wish they could have saved you some significant stress by telling you they would continue fighting on your behalf, and not just doing so silently behind the scenes. But, you are right, in the end, they did the right thing. Good stuff.

    I am so excited to see photos soon-ish of you guys moved in with your furniture and new house home-y touches!


  5. Megan says:

    Me too!!! Couldn’t be happier now :)

  6. T&T says:

    Congratulations guys, good to hear metricon actually helping a homeowner out. Think your house will be finished in half the time it took ours – hope you’re in before xmas :)


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