QLD Government Wants Your Help Deciding Manufactured Homes Parks Future

Posted by Transportable Homes on December 31, 2011 under Manufactured Homes, Transportable Homes | Be the First to Comment

Thinking about Putting a Manufactured Home in a Queensland Residential Park?

The future of manufactured homes (transportable homes) in residential parks is being revamped by the Queensland Government; The Department of Communities, to be exact. The Department of Communities wants to know what you think about the financial and social risks of people living in residential parks, whether you are a –

  • manufactured home owner,
  • prospective manufactured home owner,
  • residential park owner (existing and prospective), or
  • general community member.

The Department of Communities is looking at specific information regarding the preservation of existing residential parks fro manufactured home, how to increase the number of new parks as demand is increasing, and termination rights of home owners.

This is you opportunity to tell the department what you know about transportable homes in residential parks in Queensland, share you ideas, and give you opinion as it is possible that a new policy may be created that is more acceptable to all.

Go to the Department of Communities Queensland website and fill in the form online or print it out, fill it in and post it.

Important: All responses must be submitted by 31st Jan 2012.

Manufactured Homes in Residential Parks Survey - Dept of Communities (QLD)





Granny Flats Building Policies

Posted by Transportable Homes on December 28, 2011 under Granny Flats | Be the First to Comment

Granny Flats, Are You Allowed One?

Here in Australia the population is aging and the need for small housing options and granny flats are increasing in demand. The primary reason being because granny flats enable older family members to maintain their independence safely and reside closer to family.

Granny Flats in NSW

In many States, the Australian Government is making it easier for families to build a granny flat or small dwelling on their property. For example, a policy was released in 2009 allowing home-owners with a block larger than 450sqm and a 12 meter plus frontage to be allowed to seek approval to build a Granny Flat on their property (NSW Dept of Planning – view policy)

Getting Granny Flat Planning Permission

To find out exactly what the conditions are regarding putting a granny flat on your property, visit your local Council Planning Department. Make sure you get the name of the person you speak to as you may need to contact them again in the future with more questions or clarification.

Try to have a clear idea of what you wish to build on your property; size, location on your block, etc. This will assist the Planning Department as they will know what you would like to do and they will be more able to assess if what you want is achievable on your block of land.

Granny Flats, Granny Flat

Granny flats keep family closer