Secondary Dwellings / Granny Flats


Ultimate Planning Solutions are often involved in the creation of secondary dwellings, such as granny flats. Secondary dwellings are a great option for elderly relatives or young adults who are just starting out on their own. We can help to ensure that the secondary dwellings are built properly and safely, as well as staying within local building regulations. By working with Ultimate Planning Solutions during the planning stages, our clients can ensure that their project is completed efficiently and effectively while still meeting all of the necessary requirements.

Through careful planning and consideration of Council regulations, we can help create affordable housing that has a positive impact on the community. Our team helps navigate through Council requirements including environmental matters, considerations of bushfire and flooding risks, carparking and vehicular access requirements, and building design limitations. 

Our boutique planning consultancy provides personalised service tailored to the needs of our clients, and each application is given the highest priority. Together, we can create innovative housing solutions to meet your needs.

What are the Council Requirements relevant to my Application? 
Although each application will be different, common Council requirements to consider when applying for a Secondary Dwelling / Granny Flat includes:

Accepted Subject to Requirements

Does your secondary dwelling require a Development Application? Your next door neighbour didn't need to lodge a Development Application for their granny flat, but the granny flat across the road needed to gain approval from Council. How do you find the correct information to determine if your secondary dwelling plan needs a Development Application? Ultimate Planning Solutions are able to give you a preliminary planning assessment to determine if you will need to lodge a Development Application or if your plans are accepted subject to Council requirements which could save you money depending on your unique situation.


You have plans for a granny flat but the slope or shape of your lot may not allow for the granny flat to be only 10m away or attached to the main house. Granny still needs somewhere to stay, is there a way to challenge Council requirements due to the restrictions of your property? Ultimate Planning Solutions help address unique challenges your property may have and justify non-compliance to Council.

Impacts on Amenity

Granny may have big plans for her new flat, but does the design match your existing dwelling? To preserve neighbourhood character, Council have requirements about the design of secondary dwellings with consideration of how the structures will look when viewed from the street. Ultimate Planning Solutions will be able to work closely with you and Granny to achieve a secondary dwelling allowed by Council.

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

Kevin has years of working for and dealing with City Council so if you are looking for a reliable person to get things done no matter how complicated the case maybe, Kevin is your person. highly recommended! - Bobak Moezzi

Council Approval Service for a Secondary Dwelling or Granny Flat

(07) 56498665