Whether you are building a dwelling house, a secondary dwelling or a dual occupancy (duplex), the City provides the information that you will need to undertake your project.
Please note: a building setback may also be required, please refer to Building setbacks and plan of development page for further information.
A dwelling house is considered a single household that is for residential purposes
A secondary dwelling is a separate living area which is smaller and subordinate to the primary house, commonly known as a granny flat or family accommodation.
A dual occupancy is made up of two dwellings (whether attached or unattached) on a single property, commonly known as a duplex. Also includes two dwellings within one body corporate.
Photograph courtesy: APP Corporation Pty Ltd - Sheron Mougrabi
Other common small-scale residential development projects requiring an approval
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||Description of Work
||New, or a removal dwelling, or a relocatable dwelling
||Dwelling house or any other building over 10 square metres;
raise the height of building;
removal of, or alteration to a load bearing part of a building;
re-blocking or stumping of an existing building over 20 per cent of the building’s structural components.
||Associated unit/dependant persons or similar (whether attached to, or detached from the main dwelling house)
|Utility room or similar habitable area
||Whether within a storage shed or as a detached 'stand-alone building'
|Decks attached to a house
||Plan area over 10 square metres;
or any side is longer than 5 metres.
||Enclosed room used for normal domestic activities