Complying Development: What it is and why you should consider it before setting out on your renovation/building journey.   We’ve all heard the nightmarish stories that go with the development application process. You’ve seen mates grow haggard from the experience of dealing with infuriating and seemingly endless red tape, bewildering council requirements, time-consuming documentation and lodging of forms, inexplicably long delays, and ever mounting, often unanticipated costs. Even a couple of episodes of Grand Designs are enough to have even the most...

There will never be “the new black.” Black is timeless as is its opposite. Proof is in the pudding today with the release of the new iPhone 7 in matt and glossy black. Or as my son likes to refer to it the “Glossy Ibis”. Memory remnants from a recent trip around Australia when said bird made an indelible impression on him. While not indoctrinated into the world of apple yet I am finding it difficult not to show the...