In the ever-evolving landscape of Australian housing, innovative solutions are needed to address the growing challenges of affordability and availability. Cubitt's Granny Flats, a trusted builder with over 30 years of experience, is championing a call to action for New South Wales (NSW) Premier Chris Minns to draw inspiration from Queensland's groundbreaking approach towards fostering affordable housing solutions.
Queensland's recent move to double the first home owner grant for new builds, including granny flats, has caught the attention of Cubitt's Granny Flats. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's forward-thinking strategy recognizes the diverse housing needs of residents, offering financial incentives for not just traditional homes but also smaller builds like granny flats and modular homes.
In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), recent changes allowing landowners to split their blocks into dual-occupancy housing showcase a commitment to increasing housing options and affordability. The extended floor space for secondary dwellings is a game-changer, providing flexibility and accessibility for potential homeowners.
Cubitt's Granny Flats believes that NSW, grappling with a housing shortage and rental crisis, can benefit from similar proactive measures. The builder emphasises the importance of promoting granny flats, which are already allowable without council approval through the NSW Affordable Housing SEPP.
"We've seen the positive impact of smaller builds like granny flats in other states. Queensland's initiative is commendable and sets a precedent for fostering housing affordability. We believe that NSW can follow suit and further incentivize the construction of granny flats to provide viable housing options for our residents," says Kate Cubitt, second generation family owner and managing director of Cubitt's Granny Flats.
Cubitt's understands families seeking affordable housing solutions. An illustrative example is the recent project in Shellharbour, where Eddie and Desiree worked with Cubitt's to build a granny flat in their backyard. Beyond providing a comfortable living space for their daughter for the foreseeable, the granny flat could become a strategic move for their own retirement.
Cubitt's Granny Flats envisions a future where supporting the construction of granny flats has a ripple effect, providing affordable housing options and empowering homeowners to maximise their property's potential.
As Cubitt's Granny Flats extends this call to action to Premier Chris Minns, the builder remains hopeful that NSW will embrace innovative housing solutions, taking inspiration from the positive examples set by Queensland and the ACT.
If you would like to explore whether a Granny Flat could help your financial situation, Cubitt’s offer a completely free feasibility study and quote based on detailed onsite assessments. They operate across the East coast of NSW from Taree to Moruya, west into the highlands and Blue Mountains and cover all of the ACT. Visit a showroom or call 1300 721 150.
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