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How Are Granny Flats Approved?

In 2009 the State Government introduced the ‘State Environmental Planning Policy for Affordable Rental Housing’ otherwise known as (AHSEPP) 2009. This is State Government legislation.

When a property and the proposed granny flat structure complies with this legislation, then approval can be carried out via Complying Development. This means that a ‘Private Certifier’ or ‘Council’ can approve the project. This is a fast approval which can be completed in around 20 days.

The great news is that the council DA process is bypassed to achieve approval in a relatively short period of time.

We are Complying Development experts and can efficiently manage your project in the shortest space of time.

We will prepare your project by organising your Architectural, Engineering, Stormwater, Basix and Water Authority approval. These documents will be prepared according to legislation compliance before being submitted to our Private Certifier.

This is a very exciting process providing the opportunity for homeowners and developers to save time and money in an otherwise lengthy and grueling procedure through council.

A Development Application will be submitted to council if the project does not meet State Government legislation requirements.

Find Out Today! Call us on 1300 03 04 05 or Complete The Form Below (please include your property address so we an assess it)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CDC APPROVAL 

BLOCK SIZE MINIMUM FRONTAGE SETBACK FROM FRONT BOUNDARY SETBACK FROM SIDE BOUNDARY SETBACK FROM REAR BOUNDARY MINIMUM SITE COVERAGE MINIMUM TOTAL FLOOR AREA MINIMUM LANDSCAPE AREA
450-600m2 12m 4.5m 0.9m 3m 50% 330m2 20%
600-900m2 12m 4.5m 0.9m 3m 50% 380m2 25%
900-1500m2 15m 6.5m 1.5m 5m 40% 430m2 35%
1500m2+ 18m 10m 2.5m 10m 30% 430m2 45%

 

 

Trees

Setbacks from ‘protected’ trees must be at least 3m. If tree removal is required, a separate tree removal permit may be required. Please check with your local council.

Private Open Space

24m2 of private open space must be provided. It must be at least 4m wide and directly accessible from and adjacent to a habitable room other than a bedroom.

Size & Height

  • A granny flat may not be larger than 60m2 measured from external walls
  • It can be 1, 2 or 3 bedroom
  • The maximum height is 8.5m, however all setback distances may be further with increased granny flat height. A formula is used when the height exceeds 3.8m at setback points.

 Stormwater

Site drainage must comply with your council’s stormwater policies

Is Your Block Granny Flat Compliant?

Call us on 1300 03 04 05 or complete the form below. Be sure to leave your address so we can complete a desktop assessment for you.

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Granny Flat Site Plan