Newcastle & Central Coast Granny Flats – 5 interesting things you may not know
So much has changed regarding granny flats in recent years, so we thought it might be wise to let you know about a few interesting bits of information you may not be aware of.
Below is a quick snapshot of this information, but in the coming weeks we will provide a little more insight into these granny flat titbits for our interested Newcastle and Central Coast friends.
- In NSW, granny flats can be approved in as little as 10 days, without council approval (subject to meeting set criteria)
- A secondary dwelling (granny flat) can be built at the same time as a new principal dwelling.
- Zero rear boundary setbacks to laneways are allowed.
- Attached structures – such as decks, patios, carports, garages and sheds – are permitted to be attached (built) to granny flats.
- There is no minimum site size required to attach granny flats to an existing house. Prior to February 2014, a minimum 450sqm block was required for any granny flat to be built.
So if you’re interested in learning more, stay tuned over the coming weeks!
But in the meantime feel free to get in touch if you would like an individualised quote.