Multi Unit and Dual Occupancy Development 

Definitions

Dual Occupancy - Development that results in two (2) dwellings on one lot of land that are either attached or detached to each other, but does not include a secondary dwelling.

Multi Dwelling Housing - Development that results in three (3) or more dwellings (whether attached or detached) on one lot of land, each with access at ground level, but does not include a residential fiat building.

Integrated Housing - Consists of the concurrent subdivision of land into 3 or more allotments (of not less than 300m2) and the erection of a single detached dwelling house on each of the lots created by the subdivision.

Attached Dwelling - means a building containing 3 or more dwellings, where:

  • (a) Each dwelling is attached to another dwelling by a common wall, and
  • (b) Each of the dwellings is on its own lot of land, and
  • (c) None of the dwellings is located above any part of another dwelling.

All of the development types listed above require the consent of council, which can be obtained through the Development Application process. Further information  about the requirements for a Development Application can be found below. It is recommended that a meeting be held with Council staff prior to the lodgment of a Development Application for any of the above developments.

The Albury Development Control Plan 2010 contains the relevant controls for the  types of developments listed above within Chapter 10: Development in the Residential Zones.

When considering residential development, the following additional chapters within ADCP 2010 may also be relevant to your development, or to your lot and should be addressed where necessary.

  • Part 4 - Development  Contributions
    Development that will, in the opinion of Council, result in an increased demand being placed upon its infrastructure and services will generally require (by condition of consent) monetary contributions being paid by developers.
  • Part 5 - Tree Preservation
    Where possible, trees  should be retained and protected during development.
  • Part 6 - Planning for Hazards (Flooding, Bushfire & Contaminated Land)
    The risks associated with development on land that is prone to natural hazards should be minimized to protect properties and landowners for potential hazards. This  chapter outlines considerations and controls that should be addressed when under taking development in these areas.
  • Part 7 - Heritage Conservation
    A number of buildings and areas around Albury have been identified for their Heritage significance. This chapter identifies the considerations that  should be given to development in and around these areas.