Is My Property Suited For A Designer Granny Flat?

One of the most common questions we are asked about our designer granny flats is ‘does my backyard meet the requirements for a granny flat to be built?’ Some of the minimum site requirements for a granny flat to be approved as a complying development include:

Minimum Block Size

Your block must have a minimum of 450m² to qualify.

Property Setback

You must maintain a 3m setback from the rear and 0.9 from side boundaries. For larger blocks the boundary setbacks increase.

Residential Zoning

Your block of land must be zoned residential – R1, R2, R3, R4.

Existing Trees

All granny flats must be located a minimum distance of 3m from any existing trees that are over 4m in height.

Property Width

Your block of land must have 12m width at the building line of the existing dwelling.

Floor Area

Your granny flat floor plan must have a maximum 60m² external area.

The image below illustrates the minimum site requirements for your granny flat: