How Councils Assess DA’s

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How does Council assess development applications in the various zones? Here at SCM Projects we specialise in developing real estate as project managers for clients and naturally enough one of the questions I am constantly asked by potential clients is … Read More

Doughnuts and Building Quotes – What do they have in common?

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Building Costs quoted in many contracts are unrealistic – here’s why I was just a young, wide eyed, impressionable kid when doughnuts were first introduced to Australia. My father took me to this specialty restaurant in George street Sydney called … Read More

Advantages of Hiring a Project Manager

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A project manager is a professional who oversees the whole project from beginning to end whether construction or subdivision. They deal with planning, design, conception and completion – making sure that the entire process runs smoothly. If you think about … Read More

Dumps on Stumps – traps for the unwary

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But these horrors may be worth a fortune There have been a number of recent stories published along these lines that have attracted our attention recently some of which we will re-publish here FYI. It’s not unusual for us here … Read More

Fact or Fiction – Project Management Costs Money?

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Project Management Costs Money – Fact or Fiction? (part 2) When we posed this question last time in Australian Property Investment magazine we showed how using a competent Project Manager [PM] reduced project hard costs from around $1.1M to just under … Read More

Project Management – Here’s why it may cost nothing

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Project Management Costs Money: – Fact or Fiction? It is often simply fictitious to think of professional Project Management as a cost centre So, I am quite confidently able to tell you that there are very many occasions when the … Read More

Site Plans – Why Bother?

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Site Plans – why bother? Now before I go any further let me say straight up that there’s any number of reasons why you would bother and why you should bother. Investment in a good quality comprehensive ‘Site Plan’ is … Read More

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