Development applications often involve getting all three types of consent.
It is well worth speaking to a dual occupancy expert or your local council about the process before you begin. If you get in touch with us here at Metricon, we'll be able to talk through what we can help you with, and what you'll have to tick off yourself.
Getting the right advice and early can save you money and unnecessary headaches in the long run.
What is a Development Plan?
A Development Plan (DP) is a guideline document that all council planners follow when assessing applications. Each local council has a unique DP that sets out the development principles for your new development, which can differ slightly depending on your exact location within the Local Government Area. It outlines which types of development are allowed, taking into account the environmental, social, economic and historical impacts on the surrounding locality.
Depending on the type of sub-division development submitted to the council, and the area you are in, the application may fall into a 'Non-Complying' category of development. This means that it is conflicting with your council's guidelines, and may not be permitted in your area. Though you can argue special circumstances, it can be tricky!
It's important to talk to a dual occupancy specialist about your build objectives, so we can help you determine what's possible in your local council area, and what you'll need before embarking on your DualOcc development.