Granny flats and ancillary dwellings

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Granny flats or ancillary dwellings are considered to be a second residence to an already existing primary residence on a property.  A granny flat or ancillary dwelling is either attached, integrated with, or stand alone in some way with a primary residence.

planning approval ensures that the development of a property within the Shire complies with the Local Planning Scheme, Residential Design Codes and other relevant legislation and policies.

 A Residential Design Code (R-Code) assessment and approval may be required when a proposed development does not comply with the ‘deemed to comply' criteria specified in the Residential Design Codes (State Planning Policy 3.1), the R-Codes Medium Density standards or a Detailed Area Plan (DAP).

Please refer to the following policy LPP.02-Ancillary-Accommodation.pdf(PDF, 124KB)

The requirement for this application will be determined by the Shire when your planning application is assessed and is only applicable for residential structures.

How do I get the approvals I need?

Contact the Shire's Planning and Development Department for help and advice.