Establishment or occupation of a temporary home
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration 2011) Schedule 7 provides the opportunity for land owners/residential caretaker to reside on their property under an establishment or occupation of a temporary home approval (PDF,951kB) while their permanent dwelling is being built.
For further details please refer to the establishment or occupation of a temporary home fact sheet (PDF,766kB).
How does the local law affect you?
Approval may be granted for land owners to reside in a temporary home on their property for the following:
- shed or class 10a building (prior building approval required);
- caravan or mobile home;
- car, van or other vehicle for up to six months; or
- tent for up to three months.
The circumstances for which an approval may be granted are:
- building and plumbing approvals have been obtained for a permanent dwelling on the property;
- the applicant is able to demonstrate financial capacity and ability to construct the permanent dwelling;
- an adequate source of potable water is available;
- there is adequate means of waste disposal and sanitation available;
- the temporary home is suitably screened from the street so as not to adversely affect the amenity of the area.
Conditions will be imposed on an approval and may include:
- construction of the permanent residence is not to cease for more than three calendar months;
- all necessary amenities are provided to the temporary homes;
- only the owners of the property and their immediate family, including a maximum of two adults, reside in the temporary home;
- construction of the permanent dwelling must be completed within a specified timeframe; and
- upon completion and occupation of the permanent dwelling, the temporary home is to be de-commissioned and in the case of a shed, the removal of all habitable rooms including the kitchen, bedroom and living rooms.
For further information, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29 or email firstname.lastname@example.org