Lot Re-Selection Process:

The initial planning permit for stages 8, 9 and 10 at Bridgefield has not been approved by Melton City Council, resulting in the submission of a new design for these stages.

As a result, the Plan of Subdivision which is referenced in the contract for these stages will change, and a number of affected purchasers will need to re-select their lot via a Deed of Variation.

For purchasers affected by the design changes, the Bridgefield Project Team has developed what it believes to be a fair and equitable lot re-selection process.

For all those affected purchasers, it is important to note that the Developer has committed to the following:

  • In the best interests of purchasers, the developer will honour the original price rate (as at date of initial purchaser deposit) and apply the original price rate to re-selected lots.
  • All original purchasers of a block within stages 8, 9 and 10 at Bridgefield will have the opportunity to re-select a block using the Lot Re-Selection Process detailed below.

Step 1:

If you have been affected by the new design layout changes for Stages 8, 9 and 10 you will be contacted by the Bridgefield Sales Team.

Step 2:

Affected purchasers will be informed of their right to reselect a lot in the new design layout at the same price rate as when they purchased their lot and in the same order in which they paid a deposit on their original lot.

Step 3:

You will be notified of your place in the re-selection queue and contacted to set an appointment to re-select your lot. A revised layout will be available on the Bridgefield website in "New Plans" section - http://bridgefieldliving.com.au/new-design-layout/new-plans

Step 4:

The "New Plans" section on the Bridgefield website will be updated daily (no later than 10am) during the re-selection appointments to show the remaining available lots for each stage. You will be required to review the available lots on the day of your re-selection appointment.

Step 5:

Your re-selection appointment takes place at the display suite and you will be requested to re-select a lot.
  a) Lot selected must be 'like-for-like' to the original lot purchased (see "what block can I select" below for more detailed information)
  b) Lot re-selected will be at the same price rate as at time of original purchase.

Step 6:

A Deed of Variation to your original contract will need to be signed confirming the new selection.

The lot re-selection process

Due to the extent of the design changes for stages 8, 9 and 10 at Bridgefield, some purchasers will need to re-select their lot.

A number of purchasers within stages 8, 9 and 10 are unaffected by the design changes, in this instance, these purchasers will still be required to sign a Deed of Variation (which a Bridgefield representative will prepare) however they will not need to re-select a lot.

Where an exact like-for-like (size and location) block does not exist within the revised design, affected purchasers will be offered the opportunity to re-select a lot within the same stage.

The position within the queue will be determined by the order in which a purchaser paid a deposit on their lot (e.g. the 4th purchaser to select a lot within stage 8 will have the opportunity to select a lot immediately AFTER the 3rd purchaser within stage 8 and immediately BEFORE the 5th purchaser within stage 8).

What block can I re-select?

To ensure a fair and equitable lot re-selection process, there are a number of guidelines that affected purchasers must follow when re-selecting a lot.

• Purchasers must re-select a lot similar in size, or smaller, to their original lot
   - In the event that a purchaser chooses a smaller lot than the lot on which they originally signed a contract, they will benefit from the reduced price rate of that lot, as at the time of signed contract.

• Purchasers cannot re-select a block that is more than 10m2 larger than their original block
   - E.g. if your original block was 400m2, you cannot choose a 512m2 block
   - E.g. if your original block was 512m2, you can choose a 520m2 block

• Purchasers cannot re-select a block that has a park-frontage if their original block did not have a park-frontage

• Purchasers cannot re-select a block that is on a corner if their original block was not located on a corner

• Purchasers can only re-select a lot in the same stage in which they purchased*
   - E.g. if you originally purchased in stage 8, you cannot choose from a block located within stages 9 - 14

When will I need to re-select my block?

As outlined within the re-selection process, affected purchasers will have the opportunity to re-select their block in the same order as which they originally paid a deposit on the block, which means that the process cannot move onto the next purchaser in the queue until each individual has made a decision (or opted out of the re-selection process).

Therefore, if a purchaser cannot attend their appointment in person, they will risk losing their spot in the queue. Please contact the sales team for any further concerns, particularly if you believe you will be away during the re-selection process (see anticipated re-selection dates by stage below):

Stage 8 - Commences 29th of January

Stage 9 - Commences 25th of February

Stage 10 - Commences 18th of March

A Bridgefield representative will contact all affected purchasers a week prior to each stage's allocated re-selection times to book individual appointments.

When will I be able to see what blocks are available?

The developer will have the available lots visible on the website www.bridgefieldliving.com.au/new-plans, so purchasers can track what has been selected. The available lots will be refreshed each morning by no later than 10:00 am.

Purchaser communication timeline

Over the coming weeks representatives of the Bridgefield Project Team will contact all affected purchasers in stages 8, 9 and 10, by phone and email, to clearly outline important timings and next-steps for anyone who will be involved in the lot re-selection process.

The anticipated communication timeline for affected stages has been outlined below:

Stage 8 affected purchasers - communication timeline

Week commencing 15th January (Tuesday) - initial purchaser phone call
• No action required by purchasers
Week commencing 21st January - call to schedule lot re-selection appointment
• Affected purchasers will need to schedule an appointment time for the following week to re-select their lot
Week commencing 28th January - lot re-selection appointments to be carried out
• Purchasers will need to meet their appointment time and re-select their lot.

Stage 9 affected purchasers - communication timeline

Week commencing 15th January (Tuesday) - initial purchaser courtesy phone call
• No action required by purchasers
Week commencing 18th February - call to schedule lot re-selection appointment
• Affected purchasers will need to schedule an appointment time for the following week to re-select their lot
Week commencing 25th February - lot re-selection appointments to be carried out
• Purchasers will need to meet their appointment time and re-select their lot.

Stage 10 affected purchasers - communication timeline

Week commencing 15th January (Tuesday) - initial purchaser courtesy phone call
No action required by purchasers
Week commencing 18th February - call to schedule lot re-selection appointment
• Affected purchasers will need to schedule an appointment time for the following week to re-select their lot
Week commencing 18th March - lot re-selection appointments to be carried out
• Purchasers will need to meet their appointment time and re-select their lot.