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 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 secondary dwelling – Granny and cat want to come and live with you, and you have a brilliant idea about a new Secondary Dwelling that could go in the back yard. However, you discover there are other types of housing which could also constitute a Secondary Dwelling, and you are unsure which would be the best approach and whether there are any restrictions in placing a second dwelling on your land. What are the rules and regulations for putting in a second dwelling? Will the council allow this?
Do secondary dwelling need consent – Through your research on Secondary Dwelling, you discover these are also referred to as Secondary Dwellings. You also discover you may not need to apply for a development application with the council, and you might only need a complying development certificate. Where do you find the information which will advise on whether a secondary dwelling can be built without a development application? What are the rules that need to be met?
State and local rules – You lodge your development application for a Secondary Dwelling which will be attached to the main house. However, the council says your 450 m² site is too small and you don’t have enough parking provided. You want to challenge the council on these points but are not sure whether you have any grounds to challenge, and are uncertain about the laws relating to Secondary Dwelling. These are issues that you may need some assistance on, especially when there are both local and state planning rules for secondary dwelling developments.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your 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 Secondary Dwelling simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of 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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