Building a Sunshine Coast granny flat has never been so popular. Adding an extra dwelling to accommodate parents, adult children or a paying tenant has grown in popularity.
Owing to its sort-after location being a holiday destination for all of Queensland. The Sunshine Coast is experiencing strong growth from both strong visitor numbers and people moving to the Sunshine Coast and the hinterland. Many owners, investors and first home owners have sought means such as granny flats in the Sunshine Coast region to further capitalise and enhance their own earning potential.
1. What can I do?
The first step is to understand what you can actually do legally on your block or your prospective granny flat in Sunshine Coast. What your block is zoned as?
Residential, Rural Residential or Rural?
Council Laws & You
6m from the font boundary, 0.5m from the side and rear boundaries
Rural Residential Zone
10m from the front boundary, 3m from the side and rear boundaries
Under 20 000m² - 10m from the front boundary, 3m from the side and rear boundaries
Over 20 000m² - 20m from the front boundary, 10m from the side and rear boundaries
Additional Car Parks
- At least 1 car parking space, in addition to requirement for the dwelling house must be provided for the secondary dwelling
Maximum Floor Areas
- Secondary Dwellings can have a maximum Gross Floor Area of 90m2 in a rural or rural residential zone
- Or, a maximum Gross Floor Area of 60m2
- The dwelling and Secondary dwelling can have maximum floor coverage of no more than 50% of the total block area
Can we use our own builder &/or certifier?
We can work with your own builder and certifier if that’s what you require. Contact The Shed House to organise a meeting to go through your needs.
Planning on subdividing after building the granny flat?
A granny flat built in the Sunshine Coast must be on the same title as the primary residence.
It cannot be subdivided.
*This information is a guide only, each project to be independently assessed.
2. Inclusions - What do you get?
This depends on what level of build you are looking for?
Kit Only - Delivery of flat pack steel frame granny flat kit with agreed inclusions to the site address.
Lock Up - Delivery and build of the granny flat kit to an pre-completion agreed stage.
Turn Key - Delivery and completion of the full build granny flat.
You can Customise our Plans!
60m² Granny Flat plans for the Sunshine Coast
The Plum Myrtle
The Pearl Flower
90m² Granny Flat plans
for the Sunshine Coast
The Orange Bark