COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT OR DA?
Most Granny Flats in NSW will be accessed under Complying Development meaning that a Granny Flat may be approved within 10 days by an accredited certifier if it meets the complying development provisions in the Affordable Rental Housing State Environment Planning Policy (AHSEPP2009).
If your proposal does not meet the complying development provisions, you may lodge a DA application with council.*
See below diagram for a better understanding of the process.