Planning and building

Brisbane City Council has tools, forms and guidelines to help you with planning and building, construction and development. Use PD Online to track your development application or submission, do a property enquiry or use the interactive maps. You can find planning rules, laws and regulations for property development in City Plan 2000, lodge a plumbing and drainage application online and find standard drawings for drainage, parks or roads.

Residents and businesses can find the latest flood advice for building approval needed to repair or rebuild flood damaged property after the January 2011 floods. Download free FloodWise Property Reports or the TLPI interim flood maps.

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PD Online - property development & application search tool

Find planning and development information in Brisbane with PD online. You can do a property enquiry, use the interactive mapping tool, track the progress of a development application, view the Brisbane Planning Scheme (City Plan) and lodge a submission.
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Do I need approval

Find out the types of approvals you might need and if you need an approval to do your development, residential or business building project in Brisbane.


Applying and post approval

Find out the types of development applications used in Brisbane and how to apply for your development project. You can also find out what you need to do once your development is approved.
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Buying, selling and searches

Find all of the information that you will need to know if you are buying or selling a property in Brisbane. You can also find out about the types of searches that you can do.
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Planning guidelines & tools

Find all the guidelines, tools and resources that you will need to track, plan, apply or map for your development in Brisbane. You can also find Brisbane City Council's City Plan 2000, Draft new City Plan, Neighbourhood Plans as well as other plans, projects and training videos.