State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment (Low Rise Medium Density) 2017.
6th July 2018
Approximately $780k -$790k including GST, but could be more depending on demolition and site costs and any upgrades selected.
Yes, due to the certainty of the pre-existing R1, R2, R3, RU5 Zoning, in the vast majority of cases. Exceptions will be Heritage Listed properties, (or those in heritage Conservation areas), Terrace homes in Bushfire affected areas and those lots situated on flood affected sites or sites where storm water management can’t be effected to accord with the Local Council’s hydraulic engineering plans.
In those cases a DA through Council can generally be successful if the approval-criteria is met. If a dwelling house is to sit closer than 9.0 m to a freeway boundary or under a flight path or upon land that has a Bush Fire Attack Level of 40 or higher, then generally it will be referred to Council as well.
At Inhouse, we deal with these matters every day and can advise or mentor you through this process without misconception. In cases where Council is unsure if they will support a lodged DA, we usually arrange a Pre DA Conference in advance of lodging, then attend with you and present the documents and floor plans etc to Council’s planning approvals team and engineers.
Council will then advise in advance what their exact requirements will be for approval. Unfortunately, development on Battle Axe blocks will need to approved through the DA process and un-sewered land and land not connected to AUSGRID (electricity) would also need to be referred to Council, however the incidence of these lots arising would be very low in the zonings that apply to this SEPP.
No, the LEPs have been amended to include the new code. However, the new Code overrides Council’s Development Control Plans. And any approvals by a Consent Authority for a builder to construct under the new Housing Code must follow the design guidelines which accompany the new code. These guidelines cover many aspects such as private open spaces and amenities. And despite the increased density, it’s expected that this will improve the streetscape and give people better accommodation options.
There is often a need to remove trees and large tree roots, sheds, garages, swimming pools and the like. If the land has been previously filled or you have insufficient power coming into your site to power two homes, or a steep fall over the site, or significant storm water drainage issues, these will increase the costs.
At the time of writing this material, there are only a handful of Councils who prohibit sub-division of medium density dwellings. Blacktown Council require corner blocks with 300m² minimum residual lots to be produced before subdivision will be permitted. Hills Shire Council prohibit subdivision of all Dual Occupancy development.
There are no hidden costs at Inhouse. Once we prepare your fee proposal, the total amount for the whole project is clearly outlined. Anything not included as standard is highlighted in red. At Inhouse, we guarantee that.
The first step to building a granny flat is an enquiry. When you call or email us, we will send you a free information pack so you get a better understanding of what we do. From there, our qualified builder will inspect your backyard free of charge to check the area and discuss your needs and requirements. Our sales representative will then send you a fee proposal, which outlines the necessary requirements for your granny flat as well as its inclusions and overall price.Read More
Once you have accepted the terms and conditions of our fee proposal, provided us with a 10.7 planning certificate (formally known as 149 Certificate) from council, a sewer diagram and you have paid a deposit, we will organise for a surveyor to carry out a site survey on your property.
Once we have received your survey our qualified Inhouse design team will then draw up a concept floor plan and organise a personalised meeting to sit down with you to ensure your needs are met and any design alterations are made.
Once you are happy, we will proceed to start your approval with a private certifier or via council.
Once your completed approval has been issued by a Private Certifier or Council, we will ask you to sign a Fair Trading Home Building Contract and organise your Home Owner’s Warranty. We will invite you in for a meeting to select all the materials and colours for your granny flat from our wide range of selections available in our showroom.Read More
We will schedule your project to start and order all materials you have selected for the build.
We will then be on-site organising earthworks, excavation and piering to prepare for the slab.
You will be appointed a site foreman who will guide and update you throughout the construction until the handover is complete.
At Inhouse, we know that this investment is important to you and we do our best to finish construction as soon as possible while not compromising the quality of your building. Your brand new granny flat will be completed within 12 -16 weeks.