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 Approval (also referred to as Development Approval) may be required for ancillary accommodation. Should it be required, planning approval must be obtained prior to a building permit being issued.
In the following zones, planning approval is always required for ancillary accommodation:
In the following zones, planning approval is not required for ancillary accommodation:
A Building Permit is always required for ancillary accommodation.
|What do I need to submit?||
Please refer to the City's DA Checklist – Residential Dwellings for a complete list of the information required to apply for planning approval.
Please refer to the below application checklists (Certified or Uncertified) for a complete list of the information required to apply for a building permit:
If your structure has already been constructed without prior approvals and/or permits, please refer to our Unauthorised Works page which includes a separate application checklist.
|Fees & Lodgement||
Please refer to the below page for further information regarding application fees.
The City's preferred method for submitting Planning and Building applications is online. Please refer to the below links to lodge an application.
Do not hesitate to contact the City on 9405 5000 if you have any queries prior to lodgement.