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April 6, 2016
Warringah Council plans to increase the size of secondary dwellings allowed within existing homes to go up from 60sq m to 75sq m.
That is large enough to squeeze in two bedrooms and will be allowed in most suburbs across Warringah.
The plan, also aimed at retirees, came from a proposal by Warringah Mayor Michael Regan in 2014.
He said he wanted to explore the option of creating affordable housing for families by allowing larger, two-bedroom ‘family flats’. The smaller size was more suitable for singles and couples.
He said: “We can address the issue of providing opportunities for families and those who wish to downsize.”
Agent Brian Fairweather, from Ray White, said granny flats are already popular with both homeowners who want to gain an income for a much smaller outlay than an investment property, as well as with families wanting to move to the area.
They can be created for about $120,000 but rent for about $600 a week.
“It’s private and they have their own space. Some people can’t live in the area unless they find something like a granny flat,” he said.
However, the larger flats will still need a Development Application, unlike 60sq m flats, and will only be allowed in low and medium density spots. Rural areas with larger blocks, like parts of Terrey Hills, are not allowed the developments.
The plan will go to the State Government.
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