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Information table relating to secondary dwellings in SEQ

Looking at doing some dual key or auxiliary units throughout Queensland? We have prepared this helpful guide to give you some general provisions applicable to each Council region in South-East Queensland. If you have further questions, talk to one of our town planners on 07 3844 8818.

 

Download the below table in a PDF here: Secondary dwellings SEQ information sheet

 

 

Local Council

(alphabetical order)

Defined Use General provisions

(guideline only)

Council fee if triggered

(17-18)

Can they be rented? Does Council have a facts sheet?
Brisbane City Council Dwelling House (incl. secondary dwelling) 80sqm within 20m of the primary residence $1808; or

$550 depending on the issues.

No. Yes, click here.
Fraser Coast Dual Occupancy (can be rented) and Dwelling House (incl. Secondary dwelling) 70sqm of GFA and 100sqm of total use area $477-952 Yes, only if a ‘dual occupancy’ is created. No.
Gold Coast City Council Secondary Dwelling Attached to the primary residence or within 10m. 80sqm maximum $1894 Unclear but more than likely no. Yes, click here.
Ipswich City Council Auxiliary Unit 50sqm with 1 bedroom max. attached to the primary dwelling or behind it N/A No unless it is considered to be a ‘Dual Occupancy’ Yes, click here.
Lockyer Valley (Laidley Shire) ‘Apartment’ 50sqm maximum within 3m of the primary dwelling with a common roof. $1270 No. No.
Lockyer Valley (Gatton Shire) ‘Annexed Unit’ Attached to the primary house and not more than 2/3 of the primary house or 100sqm, whichever is the lesser. $1270 No. No.
Logan City Council Dual Occupancy (Auxiliary Unit) 70sqm or 100sqm depending on the zone within 20m of the primary dwelling $1505 Yes. Yes, click here.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Dwelling House (incl. Secondary Dwelling) Refer to Council website here. $780 Yes Yes
Noosa Multiple dwelling type 1 relatives 50sqm maximum but changes depending on the zone $2162 No. No.
Redland City Council Dwelling House (incl. Secondary Dwelling) 50sqm within 20m of the primary dwelling $1897 No. No.
Scenic Rim Regional Council (Beaudesert Planning Scheme) House (incl. Secondary dwelling) 100sqm within 20m of the primary house $1125 No. No.
Southern Downs Regional Council Dwelling House (incl. Secondary Dwelling) N/A $1370 Unclear Yes, click here.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council Dwelling House (incl. Secondary Dwelling) 60sqm or 90sqm dependent on the zone. Maximum site cover of 50%. Minimum site area 600sqm. $600 Unclear but more than likely no. No.
Toowoomba Regional Council Dual Occupancy Both dwellings are to be attached. $3799 Yes. No.
Somerset Regional Council Secondary Dwelling The total maximum gross floor area of the secondary dwelling shall not exceed 60% of the gross floor area of the dwelling house on the same site.

 

$1051 No No

GFA = Gross Floor Area

 

 

Note, the above is general information only which can be altered depending on the zone and overlays of a specific property.