We are pleased to see the completion of the Clancy Jaguar and Land Rover project in Wheelers Lane, Dubbo. Walton Smith Consultants were the quantity surveyor for the project, involved in initial reports for the bank, progress payment reports throughout the project and the preparation of a tax depreciation schedules on completion, thus allowing for the maximum tax deductions for the dealership. Clancy Jaguar and Land Rover now has a modern new showroom and office, with aluminium cladding and glazed exterior finish. There is an undercover display area and the project was completed in approximately 6 months. Walton Smith Consultants is pleased to be part of the team to bring this project in regional New South Wales to completion.
Walton Smith consultants were thrilled to receive a silver "Rhino Award" in the category of ‘Excellence in Work, Health & Safety.’ at Dubbo’s annual business awards.
The "Rhino Awards" are Dubbo’s annual prestigious business awards which are presented by The Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. These are presented each year to highlight the city's most outstanding businesses.
The Rhino, which is used as the logo, reflects both the fact that Dubbo is home to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and symbolises the strength of our local business community. The presentation night is one of the city's most prestigious annual events, a time when the city's business community honours its most outstanding performers in a number of categories.
This particular award is awarded to a business that demonstrates outstanding commitment to Work Health Safety in the workplace.
Our fabulous building inspector Andrew takes pride in his work when carrying out a Pre-Purchase Inspection and is always going that step further for our clients. You might spot him travelling all around regional NSW including towns such as Dubbo, Orange, Molong, Parkes, Forbes, Canowindra, Nyngan, Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Mudgee to name a few.This award reinforces our company’s commitment in excellence in all work we do.
One of the more exciting projects Walton Smith Consultants have been involved in recently is the construction of the new Walgett police station. They had their grand opening on 21st of September this year.
The $16 million building was opened by the Governor of NSW, Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC (Ret’d), NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant and NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.
This was a 15 month long project for Walton Smith Consultants. During the construction phase we provided cost plan services and contract administration.
This state-of-the-art facility has been a long time coming for the Walgett and surrounding communities. It is a big step forward as they are now equipped with the same state of the art facilities as their metropolitan counterparts.It is great to be a part of a project that protects and supports regional and remote communities in NSW.
With our new office in Bathurst, Walton Smith Consultants is delivering Quantity Surveying services closer to your area in the Orange, Bathurst, Blayney and Lithgow regions.
From all aspects of Quantity Surveying services including Tax Depreciation Schedules and Insurance Replacement Valuations, Cheryl Hoon, our representative in Bathurst will be here to assist on all your enquiries.
Cheryl has over 10 years of building experience and is focused in delivering the best results to our clients.
She is also an Associate of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Pre-Purchase Inspections & Quantity Surveying in High Demand in this Christmas Period!
In preparation for the Christmas Season and a small break our Inspector has disappeared! Over the last two and a half weeks our Inspector has not stepped into our office as he has been completing inspections non-stop. He been travelling all over from Mudgee, Orange, Dubbo, Forbes, Parkes and even Moree! In this time he has been completing Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, Special Purpose Reports, Scope of Works, Project Management Inspections and Quantity Surveying Inspections. Have you seen the Walton Smith Consultants Ute in your Town?
Standing in the heart of Bathurst is the Catholic Cathedral of St Michael and St John. The Cathedral was built in 1865 to the design of an English architect, and has watched over the extensive Catholic Diocese of Bathurst for almost 150 years. 2015 is the Bicentenary of the Cathedral and the Catholic Diocese.
This building has recently been placed on the NSW State Heritage Register in recognition of its wider significance, and with the help of the Bathurst community the Cathedral Restoration Appeal has now started to restore this historic building to its original glory.
Christo Aitken, the conservation architect for the restoration, who is based in Bathurst and the Blue Mountains, contacted Walton Smith Consultants and invited us to be engaged as Quantity surveyors to advise the Catholic Diocese and the Restoration Committee on the cost of the restoration together with a range of longer-term master plan options.
Walton-Smith Consultants are proud to say that we were selected as the Quantity Surveyors for the restoration of this beautiful Cathedral. Walton-Smith Consultants will be providing Quantity Surveying and Cost Planning services, which will help the Diocese and the restoration committee to prepare financially for the restoration of the Cathedral of St Michael and St John. The vision recently articulated by the Diocese for the future of the building and its community is ‘Restore, Rebuild, Renew’…and Walton-Smith Consultants will be there every step of the way!
Summer in the Western Region can get hot, very hot. All you may want to do is curl up under the air conditioner or swim in your pool but it is important to remember to take care of your home. There are a few little things you can do around your home to help it withstand the pressure of Summer.
Bush fires plague Australia every summer and to keep your home safer, clear all debris from your guttering and surrounding areas to your home. It also looks tidier, which is a bonus!
Clean your rain water tank. It’s a dirty job but when the rain comes it will be time well spent. Make sure to clean the strainer to the water inlet of the tank. Often it will build up grime and restrict water flow and in a drought like ours every bit counts.
Monitor the paint to the timber fascia boards at the mitre joints as the paint will start to lift and crack in the heat so you will want to seal the paint to protect it from summer to winter weather.
Looking to gain the maximum tax deduction from your rental and investment properties in regional NSW means it is time for you to contact Walton Smith Consultants. Our qualified Quantity Serveyors can happily complete a Tax Depreciation Report for you.
This Report shows how much deductions can be claimed every year. The amount of depreciation depends on various factors e.g. the age of the property, the quality of fixtures and fittings and the type of plant and equipment items.
Tax Depreciation Schedules are generally prepared using Diminishing Value and Prime Cost Methods. We provide our clients with both methods. Recent schedules we have completed have included farms of various sizes, commercial properties (both new and refurbished), various types of residential properties and most income producing properties, both residential and commercial.
Our Tax Depreciation Schedules maximise your tax deductions.
Don't miss out, contact us to organise your report today!
Spring is here,
Which means a busy time for pre-purchase inspections, with many homeowners choosing this time of year to put their properties on the market with a fresh coat of paint. The purchase of a home for most, is usually the biggest expense in a persons lifetime.
Things are not always what they seem on the surface and a pre-purchase report provides a detailed analysis of the condition of the property in an easy to understand format. This helps when making the decision to go ahead with the purchase, understanding fulling what is involved.