Relaxed building regulations spikes interest in granny flats, surges by 500 per cent

Interest in granny flats has exploded, with inquiries increasing 500 per cent since the State Government relaxed rules about building them in a bid to tackle Perth’s housing shortage.

Planning Minister John Carey announced last month that granny flats will no longer require council planning approval from April, can be built on blocks smaller than 350 square meters, and will be allowed on homes with strata titles.


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