Dual occupancy properties are an excellent way to increase the value of your property.
But creating a dual occupancy is different from adding a secondary dwelling, or a granny flat—these are entirely different projects. A dual occupancy involves two autonomous dwellings on one title, that are either attached by a wall, or both detached.
A dual occupancy can be a consideration when:
- You’re looking at building from scratch on a new block of land
- You have an existing property you want to knock down and rebuild
- You want to build a new dwelling behind your existing house
But if you’re looking to build a dual occupancy on your property, the first step is ensuring you’re actually able to. There are specific standards that your property must meet, which include:
- Your property must be located in an R2, R3, R4, or B1 zoned area in order for council to allow you to build a dual occupancy
- Your block must meet specific dimension requirements, which we can check for you
- Your construction must meet specific Council dimensions
- Buildings require a minimum setback from property boundaries, as determined by your Council
- Each dwelling must face a public road
- Each dwelling must have at least one off-street parking spot available
So if you’re looking at building a dual occupancy on your block, your first step is to speak with the experts.
CIVAC makes acquiring your dual occupancy development approvals easy. Here’s how we do it.