Ipswich Granny Flats for Rent – No Shortage of Eager Tenants posted on the 3rd February 2014

Donated (Tracey, The First Tenant)
3 February 2014

As a result of Ipswich City Council’s relaxation of the Planning Scheme now approving Granny Flats to be built as investments, there has been an inundation of enquiries to Ipswich Granny Flats from potential new tenants anxious to rent and move in as soon as possible. The desire for a Granny Flat is the fact that it is brand new with stylish interiors and fittings as well as...Read More

QLD Property Market Activity Continues to Grow posted on the 28th January 2014

Ipswich Granny Flats agree wholeheartedly with this announcement – 2014 is going to be the year for Queensland, particularly SE Queensland !  All the right factors are in place : low interest rates, lots of hungry buyers, and Brisbane and surrounding areas tipped to lead the growth …

All the property investment experts are saying the same thing about Queensland : watch out 2014 here we come – and Ipswich City Council is the first and...Read More

WA News Release – ABC Reports On Granny Flat Rental Reform posted on the 15th January 2014

Planning reforms open up granny flat rentals – 4 June 2013

WA’s Planning Minister John Day says he expects thousands of rental properties to open up under reforms to the state’s residential code.

Currently, home-owners who have granny flats on their property can only lease them out to relatives.

Mr Day has announced that from August, granny flats, or ‘Fonzie flats’ built above garages, can be rented by anyone.

He...Read More

WA Joins the Granny Flat Revolution! posted on the 14th January 2014

Ipswich Granny Flats : Keeping abreast of all the changes within Australia – WA now joins the Granny Flat Revolution …

The first of 2 articles provided for information purposes showing the uptake in other states :


Beatrice Thomas, The West Australian
3 June 2013

Home owners will be allowed to rent out backyard granny flats or “Fonzie” flats, built above garages,...Read More

The Granny Flat Solution: A Growing Australian Investment Trend posted on the 6th January 2014

We will see more and more local governments in Australia look at this as a possible answer to the tight rental market, provide more opportunities for low income earners to live in established suburbs, and address the issues of housing affordability.

Granny Flats in Australia are a relatively new phenomenon. Many Councils currently allow granny flats to be built, but on the proviso that an immediate family member live in it, whether it’s elderly parents or...Read More

So What is a Granny Flat? posted on the 19th December 2013

The Collins Dictionary definition of a granny flat is : noun, self-contained accommodation within or built onto a house, suitable for an elderly parent.  Also called: granny annexe.  By the true definition it is for a “Granny”!

Every Australian state and Planning Schemes within that state seem to have their own description.  One state planning department sums it up nicely:

A self contained extension of the existing home that:

  1. Is established in conjunction with...Read More