NSW GRANNY FLAT APPROVAL PROCESS

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In 2009, the New South Wales (NSW) Government released the Affordable Housing State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) which permits all residential home-owners with a property larger then 450m² (which also has a minimum 12m street frontage) to build a Granny Flat or TINY HOME on their property if their property complies.

BUILDING A HABITABLE GRANNY FLAT OR TINY HOME IN NSW, AUSTRALIA

So you want to know the process for getting a granny flat or try home approved in NSW and it’s councils.  


Put simply, if you build your Granny Flat or Tiny Home in line with the  government code then you will not require a Development Approval (DA); you can simply choose one of our TINY BLOX plans and we will use our private certifier to approve the Granny Flat or TINY HOME within 20 days. This means that you can place your order for a TINY BLOX and your building materials will arrive on site very quickly (Often within 21 days).

The basic requirements are that you maintain the correct set backs from your side and rear property boundary and a keep the granny flat or tiny home a reasonable distance from your existing house.

A Granny Flat is a self-contained small house (with a maximum living space of 60m²) which is built in the backyard of an already existing house. With this change comes a new way of processing Granny Flat and TINY HOME applications. Home-owners wanting to build a Granny Flat or TINY HOME in their backyard are no longer required to obtain Council approval as long as their application meets the minimum Complying Development requirements that have been set out.

So what are the requirements for a complying Granny Flat or Tiny Home?

  • Maximum of 1 Granny Flat or TINY HOUSE per block of land

  • The maximum floor area for a Granny Flat or TINY HOUSE is 60 m²

  • You must have a 24m² courtyard space for the Granny Flat or TINY HOUSE, with an area of at least 4m wide of private open space

  • Conditions might exist if you are building in a bushfire, flood affected or heritage area give us a call to work through it with you.

  • For Battle-Axe blocks, an access way of at least 3m wide is required (If you don’t know what this means give us a call)

  • Off-street car parking for the Granny Flat is not essential however you may add additional parking for your tiny home or granny flat at your discretion. 


(Conditions apply, talk to us to confirm your site address)


BUILDING A NON-HABITABLE BUILDING / SHED / STORAGE

If in fact you wish to use TINY BLOX to build a shed, studio, garage, storage area etc then you may not need a building approval at all. In many councils buildings under 10sqm can be built without an approval providing they are built within the correct set backs and built to a correct standard. 

Following find the requirements and rules to build a Granny Flat or TINY HOME in NSW:

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Granny Flat Approval Armidale Regional Council 

Granny Flat Approval Glen Innes Severn Council 

Granny Flat Approval Gunnedah Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Gwydir Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Inverell Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Liverpool Plains Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Moree Plains Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Narrabri Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Tamworth Regional Council 

Granny Flat Approval Tenterfield Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Uralla Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Walcha Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Bathurst Regional Bland Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Blayney Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Cabonne Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Cowra Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Forbes Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Lachlan Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Bayside Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Blacktown

Granny Flat Approval Process Municipality of Burwood

Granny Flat Approval Process Camden Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Campbelltown 

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Canada Bay

Granny Flat Approval Canterbury-Bankstown Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process Cumberland Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Fairfield

Granny Flat Approval Process Georges River Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process The Hills Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Hornsby Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Municipality of Hunter's Hill

Granny Flat Approval Process Inner West Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process Ku-ring-gai Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process Municipality of Lane Cove

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Liverpool 

Granny Flat Approval Process Mosman Council

Granny Flat Approval Northern Beaches Council 

Granny Flat Approval North Sydney Council 

Granny Flat Approval City of Parramatta Council

Granny Flat Approval City of Penrith 

Granny Flat Approval City of Randwick

Granny Flat Approval City of Ryde

Granny Flat Approval Municipality of Strathfield

Granny Flat Approval Sutherland Shire 

Granny Flat Approval City of Sydney, 

Granny Flat Approval Municipality of Waverley

Granny Flat Approval City of Willoughby

Granny Flat Approval Municipality of Woollahra 

Granny Flat Approval City of Blue Mountains

Granny Flat Approval Central Coast Council 

Granny Flat Approval City of Hawkesbury

Granny Flat Approval Wollondilly Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Bellingen Shire

Granny Flat Approval Clarence Valley Council 

Granny Flat Approval City of Coffs Harbour 

Granny Flat Approval Kempsey Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Nambucca Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 

Granny Flat Approval Lord Howe Island Murray 

Granny Flat Approval City of Albury

Granny Flat Approval Balranald Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Berrigan Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Edward River Council 

Granny Flat Approval Federation Council 

Granny Flat Approval Greater Hume Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Murray River Council 

Granny Flat Approval Murrumbidgee Council 

Granny Flat Approval Snowy Valleys Council 

Granny Flat Approval Wentworth Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Murrumbidgee 

Granny Flat Approval Carrathool Shire

Granny Flat Approval Coolamon Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Griffith

Granny Flat Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Granny Flat Approval Process Hay Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Junee Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Leeton Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Lockhart Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Narrandera Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Temora Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Wagga Wagga

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Cessnock

Granny Flat Approval Process Dungog Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Lake Macquarie

Granny Flat Approval Process City of Maitland

Granny Flat Approval Process City ofMuswellbrook Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Process Port Stephens Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process Singleton Council 

Granny Flat Approval Process Upper Hunter Shire

Granny Flat Approval Municipality of Kiama

Granny Flat Approval City of Shellharbour

Granny Flat Approval City of Shoalhaven 

Granny Flat Approval Wingecarribee Shire 

Granny Flat Approval City of Wollongong

Granny Flat Approval Ballina Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Byron Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Kyogle Council 

Granny Flat Approval City of Lismore

Granny Flat Approval Richmond Valley Council 

Granny Flat Approval Tweed Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Bega Valley Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Eurobodalla Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Goulburn Mulwaree Council 

Granny Flat Approval Hilltops Council 

Granny Flat Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council 

Granny Flat Approval Snowy Monaro Regional Council 

Granny Flat Approval Upper Lachlan Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Yass Valley Council 

Granny Flat Approval City of Lithgow

Granny Flat Approval Oberon Shire 

Granny Flat Approval City of Orange

Granny Flat Approval Parkes Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Weddin Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Bogan Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Bourke Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Brewarrina Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Cobar Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Coonamble Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Dubbo Regional Council 

Granny Flat Approval Gilgandra Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Narromine Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Walgett Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Warren Shire 

Granny Flat Approval Warrumbungle Shire 

Granny Flat Approval City of Broken Hill

Granny Flat Approval Central Darling Shire 

NSW COUNCIL AREAS FOR GRANNY FLAT APPROVAL

Following are the areas in NSW where we are able to assist you with your council Granny Flat or Tiny Home enquiry. 

a. 227/10 Albert Ave, Broadbeach Qld, Australia 4217.

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