How to choose the right block of land

So, you’ve decided to buy land to build your dream home. Great! Now what? 

Where do you begin? Luckily, we are experts, and we have a few suggestions of things to consider to ensure you find the block of land that is perfect for you! 

Get started with this essential checklist that will help you find the perfect block of land for your dream home. 

Know your finances.

Consolidate your savings and prepare your spreadsheets with your expenses, it’s time talk to your bank or financial specialist for a pre-approval. This is an indication from the bank of your borrowing capacity (the amount the bank or financial institution is willing to lend you). This amount is based on your income, deposit amount and other expenses.

From here, you will have a better understanding of your overall budget! This is an important step as it allows you to search for your house and land confidently, knowing what budget you have to work with.

Don’t forget to put aside some funds for stamp duty and other taxes like Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). 

Find the perfect floorplan.

The size of the lot you purchase will determine the size of the house you can build. 

Determining the size of the floorplan you need helps prevent you from overpaying on the land component as you won’t be paying for excess land you do not need. 

A checklist with your ‘must-have’ and ‘negotiable’ items is a great way to get started. Answer questions like: 

  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
  • Are you looking to build a single or double-storey?
  • What design features will make your life easier? A study or working from home space, walk-in pantry and large bench, alfresco for outdoor entertaining? 
  • Are you looking for something low maintenance or would you like a big backyard with space for a pool or garden shed?

Visiting display villages and speaking to building consultants will help you choose the right floorplan to suit your family’s needs. 

Is north facing the best orientation?

The orientation of your land and floorplan is another important consideration. From a builder’s perspective, north-facing land in Fraser Rise allows maximum sunlight throughout the seasons. With the sunshine facing onto the main living areas, this will passively heat your home during the colder months, helping you save on your electricity bill. The placement of windows can also have a significant impact too!


Finding a community that complements your lifestyle is the next all-important step. 

  • Do you want to be able to walk to local shops and cafes?
  • Do you want to be close to an abundance of parks, open space and cycling and walking trails?
  • Are you planning on starting a family and need to be close to school and early learning centres?

These are all important factors that should be considered when looking for the ideal community to call home. The key point is that you decide what factors are most important to you. We may be biased but Botania ticks a lot of those boxes!

View Botania’s enviable location in Fraser Rise here.

We hope this checklist has provided you with some helpful information to assist you with your new home buying journey.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspects of the home and land buying journey, you can contact our friendly sales team on 1300 888 182 or via email at

Mimosa Display Homes Now Open at Botania

We are excited to welcome two brand new display homes by award-winning, premier builder, Mimosa Homes to the Botania Display Village in Fraser Rise. Build with confidence and select from one of their stunning designs that don’t compromise on quality. 

The Hamilton 223 and Stanley 248 are both 4-bedroom homes that boast large, functional family living areas and include all of the conveniences that modern families love.

Hamilton 223

For busy households looking for a relaxed lifestyle, this contemporary home is logically designed to optimise space, with multiple living areas and plenty of clever storage spaces.

The open plan living area forms the perfect central hub and entertaining space enhanced by the connected, covered alfresco and large island bench to act as a servery when hosting guests.

View the 4-bedroom, 2-bath and 2-car garage floorplan here

Stanley 248

Light and bright and reminiscent of a Balinese holiday, this home is perfect for those who like to entertain. This design includes a large open plan kitchen, meals and family area for a comfortable shared space for everyday family living. With a wood panelling feature wall and built-in shelving throughout the living area, this is both impressive and functional.

The showstopping theatre room features a starlit roof to look like the night sky, the perfect place to host family movie nights.

View the Stanley 248 floorplan here. 

Both displays are open Monday to Wednesday from 12pm – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.

For more information on either of the homes, please call Maretta on 0407 452 452, or email

Culvert Construction Update

The Botania community in Fraser Rise is the perfect blend of serenity and urban convenience. Its prime location boasts convenience to established amenity and proximity to natural open spaces surrounding the community.

Within the community, lucky residents have access to two local neighbourhood parks and the picturesque waterway reserve connected to Kororoit Creek. This waterway running through the centre of the community will become an attractive and unique feature of the Botania community.

Surrounded by a reserve complete with cycling and walking shared paths for all to enjoy, this area will be a celebrated space connecting residents to the natural environment.

The community’s two portions will be connected via a culvert that allows water in the waterway to flow through and creates a base for the road network to cross over the waterway.

Work on the culvert has recently been completed and we wish to share with you this exciting construction development within Stage 4 alongside some drone footage and images of the process.


Read on for a breakdown of the construction process.

The culvert construction begins with the installation of a 300mm thick concrete base slab that covers an area of 370m2 – that is an area larger than some house lots located within the Botania community! This concrete slab requires a whopping amount of concrete, a total of 111,000 litres that requires a new concrete truck arriving to supply the concrete every 15 minutes. It is a seriously coordinated exercise!

Once the slab has been poured, like all concrete, it must cure and harden for at least 7 days.

 Over 70  specially designed large concrete blocks weighing over 200kg each  were delivered in a coordinated effort, with multiple truck loads.

The culvert was formed by carefully positioning each concrete block in its designated position on top of the base slab with the use of a crane and connected together to form a channel for the water to flow through.

Following the culvert completion, the gas and water services are laid alongside the road network and the whole area is filled in and compacted in preparation for the road layers.

Each stretch of road is made up of multiple layers, compiling of multiple layers of various gravel, kerbs are added at the correct road height and then finally asphalt, which can be seen on the finished surface. Lastly, the road on top of the culvert is connected to the previously completed Boulevard completed in Stage 3.

Stay tuned for future construction updates coming soon!