Your ACT Granny Flat will gain approval via the ACT Merit Track

In the ACT the development of some land could also have the Planning and Development Act 2007 (ACT) (Planning Act) applied. This Act established a three tier system of assessment tracks: code, merit and impact. Generally for a secondary residence, Cubitt’s will submit your application using the Merit track process. Here’s a little about how it works.

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What Boundary Setbacks Are Required for a Granny Flat in NSW?

In NSW the planning legislation is clear – Granny Flats are a welcome addition to housing stock across the state. There is specific legislation, updated in November 2021 (the Housing SEPP) that sets out the guidelines for being able to build a Granny Flat with NO council approval, including what set backs are required for your lot size. Here we cover in detail how close you can build a Granny Flat to your boundary and to other structures on your site.

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