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 Broadstead.

Before Settlement:

What will be delivered as part of this new community?

On completion of Broadstead’s development, Jinding will have delivered 500 land sites ready for new homes and over 11 hectares of green space with direct road connections to Tootle Street.

Is there a body corporate applicable to lots?

There is no body corporate for any land currently planned at Broadstead.

Will my land be flat to build on?

Lots are graded, benched, and retained to minimise significant changes in fall across lots. You can find more information on the levels of your lot on the Surface Level Works Plan within your Contract of Sale.

Can I choose my builder?

Yes, you can choose your builder. However, keep in mind that your builder must ensure that your home design complies with Broadstead’s design guidelines, which can be accessed on the Buyer’s Portal here:

Where can I view the latest construction activity and title dates?

Once construction begins there will be a construction section added to the Broadstead Buyers Portal where you can view the latest construction activity and title time frame for each stage.

Can I drive and see my block?

Visiting blocks is strictly prohibited during construction. Upon registration of titles for your stage, we will send you an email to notify you when access is available to inspect your block.

After Settlement

When can I start building my house?

Home construction must start within 6 months of settlement. The home must be complete within 18 months of settlement.

How do I submit my home design for developer approval?

When you are ready to submit your design for developer approval visit The Broadstead Buyers Portal and click on the design guidelines. This will take you to our application form to complete your submission.

Once your submission is complete, a passwordless login will be set up with your email so you can view its progress at any time.

What if I want to change the design after my plans have been approved?

If you change your design, you will be charged a small admin fee. It is important that your new plans are resubmitted and approved by our design panel before you start building.

What is the community infrastructure levy?

The community infrastructure levy is a payment collected by the council to support the development of new community infrastructure. The payment is collected from the landowner before issuing a building permit for each individual dwelling at the estate. Dwelling fees are displayed on the Mitchell Shire council website.

How do I contact my neighbours for fencing?

You and your neighbour have equal cost responsibility for the shared fence on your lots. Due to privacy laws, Jinding cannot disclose purchaser details, but you can request this information from the City of Mitchell.

Throughout the construction of your land lots, Jinding will host ‘welcome events, which are an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbours. You can also request our customer relations team pass your details along to your neighbours. Email with the lot number of your neighbour to whom you would like your contact information provided.

Do I need temporary fencing to protect my lot before building commences?

Yes. If you haven’t engaged a builder, it is recommended that you organise temporary fencing for your lot to reduce the risk of having material illegally dumped on your property. Removal of any dumped materials is at your own expense.

If you have engaged a builder, your builder will erect temporary fencing to deter unauthorised people from entering your lot before building works commence.

When can I access the site for soil testing?

Once Statement of Compliance is achieved, access to the site for soil testing is provided. You will receive an email from to notify you of this milestone, alongside any considerations required for accessing the site.

When can I access the site for valuations?

Once Practical Completion is achieved, access to the site for valuations is provided. You will receive an email from to notify you of this milestone, and instructions on how to book your valuation.

Where can I access a compaction report?

Information including the Plan of Subdivision, Building Envelopes, Lot-Level Plans, and Fill Certificates are uploaded within the ‘Lot Details’ section of the Buyers Portal. Our team regularly check these to ensure you have the latest information for planning your home.

What overlays may apply to my block, and where can I get this information?

Planning overlays can be found in the Planning Property Report on Look up your lot and click on property details. For further advice on planning overlays, purchasers should seek advice from a builder or registered planner who can help you plan your build.

Where do I report rubbish dumping?

To help minimise rubbish on site, if you witness illegal dumping of garbage, soil, concrete, etc., please take a photo and submit a report to the relevant local authority via the Snap, Send, Solve app:

Does Broadstead have reticulated Gas?

Reticulated gas is available at Broadstead for residents to connect gas appliances.

Do I need to install a rainwater tank?

Rainwater tanks are encouraged at Broadstead. However, in accordance with the Broadstead Design Guidelines, rainwater tanks, and all accessories must not be in front of the dwelling or visible from the street or public spaces. Rainwater tanks must also be coloured to match the home.


Where is the nearest town centre?

Located 3.6km away the purpose built Kilmore Village is a one-stop shop for fresh groceries, pharmaceutical products and homewares. Within ten minutes’ drive, the Wellington Square Shopping Centre located in Wallan offers food, drink, and numerous specialty shops.

Where are the nearest parks?

Over eleven hectares of green space will be delivered within the Broadstead community for residents and the public to enjoy. Also nearby Monument Hill Reserve provides habitat for native birds, possums and gliders. Kilmore dog park, near the racecourse, is a fully fenced play space where dogs can exercise and socialise leash-free.

What school catchment does Broadstead fall into?

Students at Broadstead fall into the catchment of Kilmore Primary School, and Wallan Secondary School. With a variety of well-established schools within a five minute drive and the inclusion of a future P-6 School located to the south of the site, living at Broadstead will allow residents to choose from a vast array of quality schooling and childcare opportunities in the area that are widely reputed.


Am I eligible for the landscape package?

Broadstead’s landscape package is curated for select lots along Broadstead’s main boulevard and waterway. To confirm your eligibility, refer to your contract of sale.

How do I claim my free landscaping?

If you are eligible for Broadstead’s landscaping package, visit the Buyers Portal to select your preferred garden design and complete the landscaping request form. As part of this process, you will need to upload a copy of your certificate of occupancy.

What is included in my package?

Each package will offer a selection of feature plants, steppers and evergreen trees. Before the installation of your package, your builder will need to ensure the irrigation, driveway, and entry to your home are complete.

How do I prepare the site for install of my landscape package?

Before your landscape package is installed, you must have a certificate of occupancy. Your front garden should be clean with no building debris and levelled, and it should also be levelled at 30mm. On the day of installation, please ensure clear access for the landscapers to install your garden and complete the installation. Failure to do so may prevent or delay your front landscaping from being installed.

Can we vary or change our landscape packages?

No, the packages cannot be changed. Once the front garden is complete, it’s yours to maintain. At this stage, you are welcome to take pride in your garden with some extra additions.

When will my garden be installed?

Once Jinding receives your Landscaping form and certificate of occupancy and your home is in line with the approved plans, we will schedule the installation of your garden.

Will my garden package be exactly as shown in the picture?

The illustrated examples provided are indicative only. Some features like the garden bed or path may be amended to suit your lot frontage and home design better.

I am not eligible for the free landscaping package; what do I include in my design submission?

If you are not eligible for the free front landscaping package. In that case, a landscape plan will need to be included in your submission with driveway materials, locations, finishes, fencing line, water connections, water tank locations, letterbox design, and location. Planting areas and species are not required.

Does my landscaping package include irrigation?

No, this can be added at the buyer’s expense after the landscaping installation.

Is there a warranty on my plants and turf?

There is no warranty on the plants or turf installed. However, our landscape architects and contractors have processes to ensure you receive high-quality plants in your garden.

What happens if my plants die?

It is the responsibility of the owner to look after all plants, turf, and trees once installed. Should your plants die or become diseased, it will be your responsibility to replace them.

Can the landscaper maintain my garden?

The landscaper cannot maintain your front landscaping. However, if you’re looking for some assistance with your garden, we suggest finding a local gardener or landscaper that may be able to help.

How often should I water my plants?

In the height of summer, it is essential for the owner to water the garden on hot and windy days, especially during the first two months after installation. Throughout the year, 1-2 times a week is generally enough to keep your plants nourished.

When should I mow my lawn after installation?

You can mow when the grass reaches 75mm in height. If the grass is installed between September and May, the grass is usually due for the first cut approximately 2-3 weeks after installation (since this is a prime growing season). The ground should be firm underfoot for the first mow, not wet or boggy.