Can I Build a Granny Flat
The process of building a granny flat is a rigorous process where-by engineering consultants, builders and council must be engaged before the approval of a granny flat can be granted.
In 2009, the NSW Goverment introduced The Affordable Rental Housing SEPP to encourage the building of granny flats as a form of affordable housing to the community. This was to encourage investors both large and small to create a dual income by providing a second rental income by providing dual housing.
Provided is a summary of key approval criteria in the determination of granny flat approval on your block of land:
- Distance to large trees surrounding proposed granny flat
- Slope of property
- Building over or near a main sewer line
- Is the property flood, bushfire, or heritage affected
If the property does not comply with some of the criteria of the SEPP. A development application can be made to your local council for approval.