Existing dependant persons unit (granny flat)

If you have an existing dependant persons unit (DPU/granny flat) constructed before 14 December 2023, the requirements of the planning scheme that applied to the use or development of the land for a dependant persons unit (DPU/granny flat) at the time continue to apply.

This means you must continue to ensure the dependant person’s unit is moveable from one place to another, it is used to provide accommodation for a person who is dependent on a resident of the existing dwelling, and it cannot be rented out or lived in if the person living in it is not dependant on a resident of the existing dwelling.

If your existing dependant persons unit is no longer being used by a dependant person, it must be removed, or converted to a small second dwelling.