If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for homeowners and investors.
Putting together an application for a dual occupancy can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do… That’s where we fit in!
It’s what we do, all day, everyday. With a team of 30+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, architects and draftsmen, we’re pretty good at what we do.
Dual Occupancy Approvals create new housing opportunities through infill development, enabling more people to live within existing communities. However, unlike Granny Flats, Dual Occupancy Approvals have clear advantages with greater long term financial gains.
Not only can they provide a steady stream of rental income with positive cash flow, if approved for subdivision, the option is also available to sell off one of the properties to reduce debt levels, a clear financial advantage over Granny Flats which cannot be sold individually.
However, the best benefits of a Dual Occupancy Approval is that it enables you to manufacture growth independent of current market conditions.
Privacy – You have fantastic ideas for a dual occupancy. However, your difficult neighbour has put in an objection to your proposal because it will overlook their backyard. Did you know that you can be given opportunity to address neighbour objections before council makes a decision on the DA? But how do you go about addressing those objections on planning grounds?
Defining your development – Did you know your plan for dual occupancy is very similar to a secondary dwelling, but with differences? It may be that your site would be better suited for a secondary dwelling? How do you know the difference and what is council likely to support?
Bushfire prone land – What do you do if your site is located within a bushfire prone area? Did you know that this may introduce other agencies into the assessment process, such as the Rural Fire Service? What would you need to do to satisfy the requirement of the Rural Fire Service?
Subdivision – You may want to build another dwelling on your property for a family member, or you may want to subdivide so that the two dwellings end up on different titles. Can your dual occupancy be subdivided and, if so, how? Depending on the size of your land, you could end up with getting an approval for 2 dual occupancies, which will give you in fact 4 separate dwellings on the land that could be separately sold.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your dual occupancy is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for a dual occupancy simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of dual occupancy projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
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