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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

Please refer to the City's DA Checklist – Residential Dwellings for a complete list of the information required to apply for planning approval.

Building

Please refer to the below application checklists (Certified or Uncertified) for a complete list of the information required to apply for a building permit:

  • Certified Residential Building Permit Application Checklist – This checklist is applicable when your proposed building has been assessed by a registered private building surveyor and they have issued a Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC) to state that the structure complies with applicable building standards; or
  • Uncertified Building Permit Application Checklist – This checklist is applicable when the plans and specifications of a proposed building have not been assessed by a registered private building surveyor and the drawings and documents submitted with your permit application will require assessment by the City’s building surveyors. 

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