Dual Occupancy Complying Development NSW: What You Should Know

You might be wondering about dual occupancy complying development NSW or if you should do a dual occupancy with a development application.

In this video, Colin Fragar, our founder and CEO, provides some insight into dual occupancy complying development in New South Wales.

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Or for those that prefer to read, here is a transcript of the video…

So what you need to know about Complying Development for dual occupancy in New South Wales? My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.

So when the legislation first came out for New South Wales that dual occupancies could be done under complying development, there was a lot of excitement in the industry. However, the legislation was drafted, it had very limited application. And we usually don’t recommend it for our clients.

When the legislation first came out for New South Wales that dual occupancies could be done under complying development, there was a lot of excitement in the industry. However, as it turned out the way that the legislation was drafted, it had very limited application. And we usually don’t recommend it for our clients.

Dual Occupancy Complying Development NSW or DA

There are still restrictions such as both dual occupancies need to have a street frontage. Even if you can get it across the line, you still have to deal with a certifier. The complying development process almost takes as long as a development application and usually, the outcome is not as good. A development application usually has more freedom. It does depend though on what you’re trying to achieve and what the site itself allows.

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What we recommend is you do two things. First of all, grab your free copy of Your Ultimate Guide to Council Approval. It has a lot of tips and tricks in there on dual occupancies. Second, and most important, is that if you are serious and you do have a site and you would like to talk to somebody, book in for a consultation with one of our team. We would love talk to you about complying development dual occupancy or just any dual occupancy in general, or maybe you’re even thinking about what is the highest and best use of your site. And what we’ll do is we’ll work out a roadmap for you going forward. We’ll likely recommend a Preliminary Planning Assessment which will go through what the chances are of approval, what the best path of approval is, and really help you to work out what is the first step.

I’m Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group. Thanks for watching.