Domestic Housing Land Uses and Definitions: Secondary Dwellings, Dwelling Houses, and Dual Occupancies

What is a Secondary Dwelling? A secondary dwelling is a dwelling used in conjunction with and subordinate to a dwelling house on the same lot. Examples include structures like “granny flat” or “teenage retreat”, where the residential use of the property remains with one household. A secondary dwelling may be free standing or constructed under…

Subdivision or “Reconfiguration of a Lot”

Elevate helps property owners maximise and achieve the highest and best use of their property. With a thorough understanding of Council requirements from years of experience working within the local government and private practice, clients can be assured that the advice they receive comes from firsthand experience.  Elevate can advise on your subdivision potential and…

Main Beach tower rejected by Planning and Environment Court

The Planning and Environment Court has rejected a 20- storey tower proposed on the corner of Woodroffe Avenue and Main Beach Parade. The Judge determined that although the site is in an unlimited height area the tower did not comply with the City Plan in terms of bulk, residential density, and local character.  In the…

How to obtain Council Approval for a Dual Occupancy (Duplex) on the Gold Coast

Our Gold Coast based team of expert town planners have extensive experience in negotiating and preparing development applications for dual occupancies (or duplexes) on the Gold Coast. As we have both Council and private experience and are locally-based town planners, we can identify issues and constraints straight away through a preliminary planning assessment. This ensures…

Elevate is a ‘one stop shop’ property consultancy that provides urban planning and project management services. Let us take the lead and remove the hassle out of your project from start to finish through our established connections and networks.

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