How Do I Get a Granny Flat Above a Garage?

Do you want to know if you can build a granny flat above a garage? Maybe you want extra income but have a small property. In this video, Colin Fragar, our founder and CEO, talks what you can do with a granny flat and how Council Approval Group can help. Click on the “Play” button below to watch now:

Or for those that prefer to read, here is a transcript of the video… How do you get a granny flat above a garage? This is an awesome question that you’ve asked and I’d love to answer it for you. My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.

Why a Granny Flat Above a Garage?

So if you’re considering a granny flat above a garage it is probably because your site is fairly constrained. Maybe there’s not enough room to do it in the backyard. Or maybe you can’t do it in your basement because of the way your house is built. But you’ve thought, hang on a second, maybe I could do it above my garage. And it’s certainly an opportunity but each Council is different.

Find Out What You Can Do

Each local environmental plan is different, each planning instrument is different. And so what is really, really important is that before you go further, before you start spending money on plans, to be able to do what we call a Preliminary Planning Assessment. Now if you’d like to learn more about that, or if you’d like to speak to one of our team, please book in a free consultation. And also I highly recommend that you grab a copy of this magazine, Your Ultimate Guide to Council Approval. There are a whole bunch of tips and tricks in here on getting approval for a granny flat. And I’m sure after looking at this magazine, and talking to one of our team, that you will be able to not necessarily answer it 100% but you’ll at least know what the next step is to be able to get that answer.
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My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.