The initial consultation requires an onsite meeting to inspect the garden, discuss what you require and provide advice with respect to the gardening.
There is a nominal fee charged for the initial consultation of $120 including GST.
Should you decided to proceed with the proposed services, this fee will be deducted from the invoice for the initial work undertaken.
A proposal can then be prepared that sets out the recommendations and provides estimates of the fees to deliver the required services.
The quote is an estimate only and is provided to give an indication of the costs which could be plus or minus 30%. This is not a lump sum quote.
An indication of when the job could commence will also be provided as a part of the proposal.
The job will commence at the scheduled time and an invoice will be raised at the completion of the job that reflects the actual hours worked and materials supplied.
For larger jobs a schedule of progress payments will be provided and you will be invoiced accordingly.
Complete the get in touch box for your contact details and send us an email.
We will respond by email with an introduction and tentative date for an initial consultation
CONSULTING + NETWORK FACILITATING
Consulting and Network Facilitating is charged out at a flat rate of $120 per hour including GST.
There is a base charge of $90 per hour plus GST which covers our substantial overheads, equipment costs and a modest business return.
In addition, there is a charge to recover the cost of labour of $38.50 per hour per worker. So, for example, a crew with 5 workers is charged at $192.50 per hour plus GST.
The hours charged will include an allowance of 15 minutes travel time to the job.
There is also a nominal charge of $50 plus GST for the removal of green waste from the site to Mugga, Mitchell or Parkwood.
The cost of materials, plants and equipment hire etc. will be passed on in addition to the hourly charges. There is a 25% handling charge applied to these purchases to cover our time and effort in sourcing materials. GST of 10% is added to all the above costs.
We offer concessions for NDIS clients in the form of waiving the initial consult fee of $120 including GST.
Social Enterprise and All Abilities Employer
Before we, The Sustainable Gardener, undertake any further work, we will need confirmation from you that you accept our rates and terms.
A tax invoice is sent via email and payment can be made by bank transfer, credit/debit card or BPay.
If you pay your bill with a credit/debit card via our EFT terminal or the MYOB gateway (including BPay), we will share the merchant surcharge with you by levying a fee of 1.8% of the invoice total on your next bill. This represents less than the fee charged to us by any method or card issuer. We appreciate your understanding that it is difficult for us to absorb these costs and remain viable.
Our payment terms are strictly within 7 days of the work being undertaken and/or materials being purchased.
Our policy is to not provide further services until the account is paid.