Can I Build a Granny Flat on Rural Land?

Are you wondering if you can building a granny flat on rural land? Listen to Max Fragar, PIA Life Fellow, talk about what opportunities there are on rural land for additional accommodation.

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Can I have a granny flat on rural land? G’day, I’m Max Fragar from Council Approval Group.

Can I have a granny flat on rural land?

That’s an interesting question. Many people come to us and are really asking a different question. They want to know:
  • Can I have extra accommodation on rural land?
  • Can I have a place for my aging parents when I want to live in the main house?
  • What is the development potential?
Sometimes the answer is, yes, you can have a granny flat. Or the answer might be that it is better to do it as a dual occupancy and get separate titles which makes it much easier once state matters are under consideration. Or it might be that there’s an opportunity for a rural workers dwelling, but not a granny flat. It might be that we can look at it as a small ecotourism project. So there’s a range of accommodation possible rather than just one.
We look at the potential of that rural land and we come up with the best solution for you.

Take the Next Steps

In consultation with you and with knowledge of the rules we find where there are opportunities. So if you want to have extra accommodation on rural land, book a consultation with one of our experienced people. Ultimately, we can do some research, give you the best advice on what your possibilities are, and then we can take it forward. So book a consultation. We look forward to helping you. Thank you.