Well, it's happened !!
Last week would you believe - the 26th ! I only found out by accident. I had heard about DA tracking via the council's website. Tried it out & there it was - 'APPROVED' in black & white. Wonder why EB didn't know about web-based tracking ???!!!
Now it's a matter of having the documentation sent to EB, getting construction plans made up, handing over money & away we go.
Hoping to start excavation early October. Earlier would be better, but I figure that's not much of a reality.