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Ben Frasco

Can I Build a Dual Occupancy on my Land?

Dual occupancy dwellings: Can I build one on my land?

Dual occupancy dwellings, also known as a duplexes, can maximise the value of land for property owners and developers. Dual occupancies are defined in the Standard Instrument Principal Local Environmental Plan as two dwellings on one title, either attached or detached. This means that on a single property, there are two separate dwellings that are …

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Seniors Living SEPP

Site Compatibility Certificate – Seniors Housing

This article provides an overview of the purpose of the Site Compatibility Certificate (SCC) in relation to the Seniors SEPP. In 2004, the NSW state government introduced the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 (Seniors Living SEPP) in response to NSW’s ageing population. In 2016, there were more …

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affordable housing SEPP

Boarding Houses and Affordable Rental Housing

What is a boarding house? A boarding house is a residential building with individual units, and may have shared amenities, such as communal kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. However, there are many new generation boarding houses that have self-contained units with individual bathrooms and kitchens. This type of accommodation is targeted towards young professionals, students, …

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