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The City of Tea Tree Gully Development encourages development of a range of dwelling types provided they contribute to the desired character of our residential areas. Please note that if you’re planning on building a new house and it is connected to Council’s CWMS, please read the following information on our CWMS page. 

The common types of dwellings within the City are as follows: 

Detached Dwelling means a detached building comprising one dwelling on a site that is held exclusively with that dwelling and has a frontage to a public road, or to a road proposed in a plan of land division that is subject of a current development authorisation.

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Semi-detached Dwelling means a dwelling:

(a)  occupying a site that is held exclusively with that dwelling and has a frontage to a public road, or to a road proposed in a plan of land division that is subject of a current development authorisation

(b)  comprising one of two dwellings erected side by side, joined together and forming, by themselves, a single building

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Row Dwelling means a dwelling:

(a)  occupying a site that is held exclusively with that dwelling and has a frontage to a public road, or to a road proposed in a plan of land division that is subject of a current development authorisation

(b)  comprising 1 of 3 dwellings erected side by side, joined together and forming, by themselves, a single building

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Group Dwelling means 1 of a group of 2 or more detached buildings, each of which is used as a dwelling and 1 or more of which has a site without a frontage to a public road or to a road proposed in a plan of land division that is subject of a current development authorisation.

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Residential Flat Building means a single building in which there are 2 or more dwellings, but does not include a semi-detached dwelling, a row dwelling or a group dwelling.

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Once you have decided which type of dwelling you wish to develop, you should then make sure that the location and layout of the dwelling is consistent with the pictures below:

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Once you have designed for the location and layout of the dwelling/s, you will then need to consider how the externals of the dwelling will be designed.

With regards to building height, except for dwellings within the Golden Grove Residential Policy Area 15 and the Target Hill Policy Area 17, dwellings should be designed so that no part will exceed 9m in total height; or include any continuous wall exceeding 6m in height.

External materials and finishes should complement the surrounding landscape and the use of highly reflective finishes is discouraged.

The design of carports and garaging should also be considered strongly as it is undesirable to have carports and garaging dominating streetscapes. This is particularly important when selecting your land as narrow allotments do not generally accommodate single storey dwellings with double carports or garages.

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