Under the new planning scheme for the Sunshine Coast, if you have a lot in the rural zone or rural residential zone you may have a secondary dwelling with a liveable area no greater than 90m², plus patios, decks, carports or garages.
Where located on a lot in another zone, for example residential zone, you may have a secondary dwelling with a liveable area no greater than 60m², plus patios, decks, carports or garages.
Note, the dwelling house and the secondary dwelling can have a combined maximum site cover of 50%. And at least one car parking space needs to be provided for the secondary dwelling, in addition to requirement for the dwelling house.
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For the Brisbane area, the planning scheme rules are different. Unlike the Sunshine Coast, you may only have a secondary dwelling if it is to be used by the same household group, ie. there is no provision for it be rented out.
The following is an overview:
Secondary units can have a GFA of no more than 70m2
Secondary Dwellings must be no further than 20m from the main dwelling
Secondary dwellings must be used by the same household group
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This information is subject to building and plumbing approvals and may vary in some instances.