When considering to build a Granny Flat it seems like there is a lot to think about. we have put together this guide to help you get started whether your interested for personal use or investing.
||Property Floor Area
|450sqm – 600sqm
|601sqm – 900sqm
|901sqm – 1500sqm
Section 149 Planning Certificates are issued in accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979. They contain information on how a property may be used and the restrictions on development.
Most councils’ Planning Certificates are issued under Section 149 (2) and 149 (5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. A separate request can be made for a Section 149 (2) Certificate which confirms whether complying development may be carried out under the State Environmental Planning Policy 2008 (Exempt and Complying Development).
Information to be disclosed on a Section 149 (2) Planning Certificate is specified under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (Schedule 4) and includes the following where relevant:
- Names of relevant planning controls (i.e. SEPP’s, LEP’s, REP’s, DCP’s)
- Declared State Significant Developments
- Zoning and land uses under the planning control
- Critical habitat
- Heritage Information
- Land reserved for acquisition
- Coastal Protection
- Mine subsidence
- Road widening and road realignment
- Council and other public authority policies on hazard risk restrictions
- Section 94 Contributions Plans
- Matters arising under the Contaminated Land Management Act, 1997
The Section 149 (2) Planning Certificate contains the above information. The Section 149(5) Planning Certificate provides information on the last approved use.