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What approvals do I need? - Ancillary accommodation (granny flat)

Description Ancillary Accommodation (also commonly known as a Granny Flat) is a self-contained dwelling on the same lot as a single house which may be attached to, integrated with or detached from the single house
Do I need approval?

Planning

A planning approval may be required for ancillary accommodation.

In the following zones a planning approval is always required for ancillary accommodation:

  • Rural Community
  • Special Residential
  • Rural Resource
  • General Rural
  • Special Rural

In the following zones a planning approval is NOT required for ancillary accommodation:

  • Residential
  • Mixed Use
  • Business
  • Commercial 

Please note: A planning approval should be obtained prior to submitting for a building permit.

Building

A building permit is always required for ancillary accommodation.

What do I need to submit?

Planning

  • Completed Development Application Form and checklist
  • Relevant fees (Refer to the Planning and Sustainability Fee Schedule, item number 1)
  • 1 x copy of site plan - drawn to scale at not less than 1:200 (showing setbacks the front, side and rear boundaries)
  • 1 x copy of floor plan - drawn to scale of 1:100 or 1:200
  • 1 x copy of elevations - drawn to scale of 1:100 or 1:200 (showing the height to the top of the wall, and the height to the apex of the roof)

Building

Uncertified

  • A completed Application for Building permit - BA2 form
  • Relevant fees
  • 2 x copies of a site plan. The site plan must be drawn at a minimum scale of 1:200, showing contour survey and spot levels, proposed finished floor level, proposed setback distance from the lot boundaries and any other structures on the lot, septic systems and a north point.
  • 2 x copies of the floor plan/elevations/sections drawn at a minimum scale of 1:100, showing all dimensions
  • 2 x copies of building specifications
  • 2 x copies of energy efficiency (six star)
  • 2 x copies of engineers details
  • 2 x copies of termite management plan
  • Home indemnity insurance or owner building certificate (not required if less than $20,000)
  • Development approval
  • Septic tank approval - (if required)
  • BAL report (if required)
  • Notice and request for consent for encroachment or adversely affect (if required)
  • Any alternative solution (if required)

Certified

  • A completed Application for Building permit - BA1 form
  • Completed Certificate of Design Compliance
  • Relevant fees
  • 1 x copy of all technical documents noted on the Certificate of Design Compliance
  • Prior development approval
  • Prior septic tank approval (if required)
  • Notice and request for consent for encroachment or adversely affect (if required)
  • BAL report (if required)
  • Any alternative solution (if required)
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