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.
Putting together a granny flat or secondary dwelling application can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive in both time and money. 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 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Defining your granny flat – Before you jump into your granny flat project it’s important to take a step back to consider whether a granny flat is your best and only option. Often we find that there are better development scenarios that are a real possibility. Can a dual occupancy be placed on the property that would mean a larger floor area? Can we find a way to subdivide your property?
State or local rules – A granny flat or secondary dwelling is sometimes not only regulated by the State instrument but by the local planning rules. This can provide small but significant discrepancies to achieve the ultimate outcome for your project.
Parking – Although there are rules around not needing car parking for a granny flat or secondary dwelling, you may want to consider how your end rental return will be affected if you don’t have car accommodation. There are some important nuances that will be important for us to help you consider before moving forward with your project.
Floor Area Did you know that you may not be limited to 60m2? If engaged by you our team will go through every possible rule to see what we can do to maximise the livability of your granny flat or secondary dwelling.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your granny flat or secondary dwelling 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 granny flat or secondary dwelling simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of granny flat and secondary dwelling 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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