Each council in Australia will have different rules, regulations & laws to take into consideration when looking at constructing a granny flat on your block.
Most council have a standard rule as to the size of the granny flat that can be constructed on your block. If you do not know what the council permits in your area, it is definitely worth a phone call to your Private Certifier.
Different councils also have rulings relating to renting out granny flats. Currently, most councils in NSW permit granny flats to be rented out to non-family members.
Two Queensland Councils – Ipswich City Council & Logan City Council – have also passed recent legislation to permit renting out your granny flat to non-family members.
For current rulings, please see the below rulings:
Secondary dwellings can have a max Gross Floor Area of 90m2 in a rural zone or rural residential zone
Secondary dwellings can have a max Gross Floor Area of 60m2 in all other zones
The dwelling house and the secondary dwelling mist have a combined maximum site cover of 50%
At least 1 car parking space, in addition to the requirement for the dwelling house must be provided for the secondary dwelling
We understand that our “standard designs” will not suit all blocks & council regulations. You are welcome toContact Usto discuss changing our plans or sending in your own design to suit your council regulations.