Dual Occupancy / Auxillary Units


Here at Ultimate Planning Solutions we strive to ensure our clients get the most out of their property. We can help property owners maximise the value of their property by achieving their vision of a dual occupancy.

With a thorough understanding of Council requirements from years of experience working within the local government, clients can be assured that the advice they receive comes from first hand experience. As a boutique planning consultancy our clients receive personalised service tailored especially to their needs and every application is top priority. 

Your plan to improve your property through a dual occupancy or auxillary unit is achievable with the experience of Ultimate Planning Solutions navigating through Council requirements including environmental matters, considerations of bushfire and flooding risks, carparking and vehicular access requirements, and building design limitations. Ultimate Planning Solutions ensures that all matters specific to your property are appropriately addressed to ensure Council approval for your dual occupancy or auxillary unit aspiration. 

What are the Council Requirements relevant to my Application? 
Although each application will be different, common Council requirements to consider when applying for a Dual Occupancy / Auxillary Unit includes: 

Parking and Safe Access

Depending on the location of your property, Council have strict requirements for off-street parking including the number of car spaces and how these spaces are accessed on site. Additionally, your property may have a narrow road frontage and the dual occupancy may need to share a driveway. Ultimate Planning Solutions has extensive experience in finding solutions to Council concerns about parking and safe access to different properties. 


You may have the perfect design for your dual occupancy from the ideal layout of rooms to the placement of windows which allows the morning sun to pour into your living room, but does that mean the neighbours can also see you enjoying your morning coffee? Ultimate Planning Solutions pride themselves on all the minor details including achieving privacy for both your dual occupancy and privacy for your neighbours so no objections arise later which may result in unexpected changes to your design. 

Private Open Space

To ensure liveable spaces, Council have requirements of private open space available to each occupancy. What if you have a small lot which doesn’t allow for a backyard? Here at Ultimate Planning Solutions we understand how to satisfy Council requirements of private open space by elaborating on the proposed design within the development application to describe the function of outdoor areas including patios, balconies and even roof top terraces.

What is the Process? 

Our 6-step method streamlines the process for your project application. Each step is designed to ensure that your approval is achieved quickly and efficiently.


Free 30-minute Consultation
(Phone or Face to Face)


Preliminary Planning Assessment 


Development Application Preparation


Plan Creation 


Submission to Council


Post Development

Ultimate Planning Solutions were amazing. Kevin helped us with our application to council and everything was a breeze and the whole process was easy and quick. I would totally recommend them - Genee McMillan

Council Approval Service for a Dual Occupancy or Auxillary Unit

(07) 56498665