iBuild Co-founder Jackson Yin was quoted in a news story published by the The Age Newspaper on 21 January 2016: Granny flats: a cheap housing solution?
The news article revealed that the Victoria State Government is going to consider changes to strict rules preventing small backyard homes being rented out, after an expert committee advising on Melbourne’s 40-year plan recommended the removal of planning obstacles for smaller-scale infill projects to create more affordable housing.
The news article reported that iBuild supplied significantly more granny flats to Sydney than it did to Melbourne, because of the much streamlined approval process in Sydney.
iBuild supports and advocates granny flats planning rules change in Victoria, to match NSW, WA and ACT, where it is possible to build a small secondary dwelling for use by dependents, or to be rented out to unrelated parties – without planning approval or requirements to subdivide.
Check out this news story at: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/granny-flats-a-cheap-housing-solution-20160120-gm9s0p.html