Needless to say I didn't get a phone call at all that day, or since. Went to the site Tuesday to check it out and it doesn't look like they have installed stormwater to the kerb yet. They've installed all the sewer and storm water pipes that go under the slab and dug a trench toward the back of the property for what looks like an inspection point. Unfortunately in doing this they dug up one of our apricot trees, and didn't bother to put it back! It's just sitting on top of the ground! This doesn't give me much confidence that they'll treat the nature strip tree with any care. We are going away for the next week so I won't get a chance to be onsite for the works. I'm dreading what I'll return to.
Unfortunately we won't get to see the slab formwork, which would have been installed Wednesday and Thursday. The site was looking pretty messy at our last visit. I'll be relieved to return to Melbourne to a nice clean slab!
The uprooted apricot tree below, sitting almost on top of the tree it used to be some distance from: