What the Inland Code Means for Your Rural NSW Granny Flat Project

November 29, 2023

Are you considering adding a Granny Flat to your property in rural or regional New South Wales? The Inland Code, a crucial component of the SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes), plays a significant role in shaping the landscape of development in these areas. Let's delve into what the Inland Code means for your Granny Flat project and how you can navigate the complexities to bring your dream project to life.

Simplified Standards for Rural and Regional Areas

The Inland Code stands out by combining rural and residential zoning into a unified code. The primary aim is to simplify development standards tailored to the unique characteristics of rural and regional areas. This approach acknowledges the distinct needs and challenges of these communities, streamlining the process for new dwellings and extensions to existing ones.

While the Inland Code is a boon for many development projects, it's essential to be aware of its limitations. Unfortunately, the code does not permit complying development for the erection of secondary dwellings, commonly known as granny flats. This means that for the 69 Local Government Areas (LGAs) falling under the Inland Code, obtaining approval for a granny flat requires a Development Application (DA).

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Navigating the Complex Path with Cubitt’s Anywhere Design & Approval Package

Enter Cubitt’s Anywhere Design & Approval Package, offering a tailored solution to those navigating the intricate process of obtaining DA approval for a Granny Flat. This package is designed to simplify and expedite the pre-construction groundwork, surveys, reports, and paperwork required for your project.

Our team of seasoned professionals takes the reins, ensuring that you have the confidence and peace of mind to focus on turning your dream project into reality. By choosing Cubitt’s, you not only start with a strong foundation for the approval process but also gain the flexibility to choose your builder once the approval is secured.

Embarking on a Granny Flat project requires meticulous planning and adherence to local regulations. While some might be tempted to cut corners in the approval phase, starting with a Development Application is a necessary step. Cubitt’s Anywhere Design & Approval Package ensures that this crucial phase is handled with expertise and precision, setting the stage for a smooth construction process.

Our package inclusions not only identify potential hidden costs upfront, but also provide you with a transparent and accurate tender price. Unlike other builders who may charge separately for various components, Cubitt’s aims to make your build journey as stress-free as possible by combining all essential items into one comprehensive package.

Cubitt's Anywhere Covers the Following NSW Regional Councils that sit under the Inland Code:

  • Albury City
  • Armidale Regional
  • Bathurst
  • Blayney
  • Bogan
  • Cabonne
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai
  • Cowra
  • Dubbo
  • Dungog
  • Forbes
  • Gilgandra
  • Glenn Innes Severn Shire
  • Greater Hume Shire
  • Gunnedah
  • Gwydir
  • Hilltops
  • Inverell
  • Junee
  • Lachlan
  • Leeton
  • Liverpool Plains
  • Mid-Western
  • Narromine
  • Oberon
  • Orange
  • Parkes
  • Snowy Monaro
  • Snowy Valleys
  • Tamworth
  • Tenterfield
  • Upper Hunter
  • Upper Lachlan
  • Uralla
  • WaggaWagga
  • Walcha
  • Walgett
  • Warrumbungle
  • Weddin
  • Wentworth

Not on the list? Our in-house building teams may serve your area. Make an enquiry and let us see how we can help.

Cubitt's are committed to making your building project stress free and simple. Responsible for your result, you can be assured that we will only take on projects that will get through the local council process for your area. When starting with a DA is inevitable. Why not start with the best? Get a free initial online site check and we'll let you know what the DA process with your local council will be like. Book a meeting now

Cubitt’s Anywhere Design & Approval Package not only simplifies the process but also gives you the flexibility to choose your builder once the crucial approval is in place. When it comes to your Granny Flat, begin with confidence, choose Cubitt’s, and let us guide you through the complexities of making your Granny Flat a reality.

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Love our Designs, but located outside of our Build Area? Cubitt’s anywhere allows clients across regional NSW access to our expert Planning & Design Teams. Start with one of our popular designs or create a custom design.

Let us carry the load by designing your dream Granny Flat and navigating the complex path to Council Approval. Cubitt’s Anywhere Design & Approval Package solves the complex and time-consuming process of obtaining Development Application (DA) approval. Have confidence knowing that Cubitt’s will provide you with all the pre-construction groundwork, surveys, reports, and paperwork required to take the next steps building your Granny Flat.

Our team of experienced professionals will handle all the essential tasks, providing you with the confidence and peace of mind to focus on what truly matters: bringing your dream project to life.

Enquire Now. Your Dream Home is closer than you think!

Interested in finding out how simple your building project could be? Get in touch for a no-obligation site assessment for your New Build, Granny Flat or Home Extension today.

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About Vince Zinghini

Vince is Cubitt's Director of Planning. With two decades experience in NSW and ACT Council planning and a team of people covering the specific areas in which Cubitt's build, its rare to find a planning scenario we haven't been able to tackle.