The site cut was started today. It turns out that the services trench will need go deeper as the slab will be closer than we thought. So instead of 1000mm it needs to be 1300mm just to be safe.
Due to this fact, the rest of the cut should be completed this Saturday.
Its hard to picture the levels on your property but once they start digging its more obvious.
Should be an interesting challenge trying to landscape it all once its completed. I'll try and hold on to my top soil though as I dont have much of it.