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Ipswich Sinkhole

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by Darren, 3rd Aug, 2016.

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  1. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Saw this on the news last night and got me thinking - does anyone check for this is a possibility during their due diligence

    Did an abandoned mine create Ipswich's backyard sinkhole?

    What other lee mainstream things do you check for and how during your due diligence?

    I certainly would not know to check for this or even how to check for this
     
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    There's already a thread on this.
     
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    On the Ipswich council website it allows you to check for "overlays" including mining subsidence, flooding, etc.

    Basically you type in the address and can turn these overlays on and off showing you any known issues.

    Most QLD councils have this function. Probably because they get sick of taking calls asking about flooding.
     
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    Did it sink anyone with it....like a politician?
     
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    Please explain.
     
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    • Acid sulfate soils
    • Water table level
    • Aquifer
    • Dropbear habitat
    • Migratory wildlife corridors
    • Background EME
    • Transport planning
    • Fire Zone
    • Distance to hospitals, ambo station (manned/unmanned), fire station, police station
    • Soil profile & geology
    • Native grasses
    • Tree preservation orders
    • Heritage provisions
    • Flood maps
    • Crime statistics overlay
    • Distance from Telephone exchange
    • National database of mobile phone towers/ACMA
    • Contour survey
    • Historical registers of land grants, subdivision
    • ANEF flight paths
    • Aboriginal relics and sacred sites
     
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    I don't know what the problem is, a little decking, a pump, an approved fence, some salt and chlorine and it's ready to go.:p
     
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    That whole area sit's on old mine shafts,and once it's stops sinking they will just pump in out and core fill the space,depending on what chemicals
    are in the base water..

    Ipswich Mine Disasters - Lists

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    Yes watch out for the Dropbear zoning! The furry, vicious little [email protected] play havoc with resale!
     
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    Someone actually finds the gems in my posts.... :)
     
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    In other news I hear there's some cheap houses in Ipswich :p
     
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    Yeah.... But it's a hole :p