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Building Sizes

We offer three studio sizes: 18.6m2 (3.89 x 4.8m), 25.6m2 (3.89 x 6.6m), and 29.2m2 (3.89 x 7.5m). These can also be combined to create a larger living space. A general overview of permissible structures is shown below based on property size. Compliance with the Exempt development and Complying development codes will need to be assessed on a site-by-site basis. Setbacks from boundaries are a key consideration in the applicability of the codes. If the codes are able to be met then a Development Application (DA) is not required. If the site constraints mean that the codes are not met a DA can then be submitted.

Floor Area

Up to 20m2

block size

GUIDE TO PERMISSIBLE USES

Shed

No DA needed
Non inhabitable

relevant code

Exempt development

Up to 20m2

Up to 350m2

Detached Studio

Habitable (permits bathroom)
Detached extension of primary dwelling

Complying development

Up to 36m2

Greater than 350m2

Detached Studio

Habitable (permits bathroom)
Detached extension of primary dwelling

Complying development

Up to 60m2

Minimum 450m2

Granny flat

Habitable (permits bathroom and kitchen)
Independent living space from primary dwelling

Complying development

Detailed information on the codes can be found here for granny flats.

Detailed information on the development standards for Studios can be found within Part 3A Division 3 Subdivision 7 Clause 3A.33A, and Part 3, Division 4, Subdivision 2, Clause 3.25 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008