I just stumbled across this cool aussie website that shows aerial view Sydney (and other capitcal cities in Australia). It is actually updated monthly - unlike google earth - so this picture was only taken around 4 weeks ago.
We thought it was about time we start thinking of landscaping. We have always had a fairly good idea of what we want to achieve. As the funds will be very limited - we will only be able to do the necessities to begin with - and then add other things over the years. To start off, we will have to have lots of retaining walls (rendered in "Dune" - the same colour as our roof). We are also going to have travertine pavers around the pool and alfresco area. The rest is more or less just grass. We will have a frameless glass fence in between the alfresco and pool area - with normal pool fencing alongside the top right grassed section. I am no artist - but here is my best rough sketch - which more or less shows all the above:
I also got an email from Wisdom today - they are planning on doing the excavation for our site starting this Friday....yay! At this point we are in two minds whether we want our slab before Christmas. Is some ways it would be a nice present - but then again - our next payment is due when the slab goes down. With the 4 week builders holiday - we could save a heap of interest if we can delay it....