This section summarises key setback, size and legal requirements of your particular block.
|Granny Flat Size||60sqm (or less)*|
*note: This is floor area as measured from the external wall. This means a brick veneer granny flat will have less liveable area when compared to a cladded home due to the thickness of the wall.
Brick versus cladding, will shrink your granny flat by approximately 4sqm.
- not permitted on environmentally sensitive land
- heritage restrictions apply
- once the development is completed only one principal and one secondary dwelling must exist.
- once the granny flat is constructed, the lot can’t be subdivided
- granny flats are not permitted on strata subdivided lots or in community title schemes.
- there must not be external alterations to the principal dwelling other than an additional entrance.
|Block (sqm)||Frontage||Site Cover||Floor Area||Height||Front Setback||Side Setback||Rear Setback||Landscape Area|
*note: front setbacks still need to be the average setback of the closest two properties fronting the same principal rd or the above minimum whichever the greater.
Additional setbacks may be required for buildings that are more than 3.8 metres. Please go to our next section Granny Flats – Building heights and setbacks.