Q. Why must I do either a 12 Sq m covered patio or a 1kW solar photovoltaic power panel on the roof of my dwelling to achieve the 6 star DTS requirements.
A. The requirements of the 2011 DTS will cost between $20,000.00 & $30,000.00 extra on the cost of the dwelling, therefore the Queensland government has allowed a relaxation to apply to these dwelling. If one or the other of these relaxations is installed/built onto the dwelling then the 2009 DTS rules can then be applied to the dwelling’s assessment saving all the extra cost associated with the 2011 DTS requirements.