Key facts about a property

Before you can find out whether planning approval is required for your project, you need use PD Online to get the key facts such as zoning and constraints.

The following tables are examples of how a property is displayed when performing a property enquiry. The zoning and constraints information of the property is available in the property details as demonstrated in the following example:

Property details can be accessed via the Details button.

Properties found

To confirm the properties you wish to develop, place a tick in the box to the left of the property, then select next.

Select Property Legal Description Details
Check box 69 ANN ST BRISBANE CITY L.21 SP.198665 PAR NTH BRISBANE

To proceed with your development enquiry, please select 'next'.
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The property details shows various information however you should pay particular notice to the area, zoning and constraints information:

Check box Details
Property Number: 1006084
Lot/DP: 21SP198665
Land Number(s): 11264882
Description: L.21 SP.198665 PAR NTH BRISBANE VOLUMETRIC LOT
Ward: CENTRAL
Check box Status CURRENT
Check box Area Area: 3419 sq.m
Check box Applications There are no applications against this property
Check box Zoning CP-MP1 - MULTI-PURPOSE CENTRE MP1 - CITY CENTRE
Check box Constraints CP-SCIP - SUBURBAN CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (SCIP)
CP-HPA - HERITAGE PLACE - ADJOINING
CP-CITY - CITY CENTRE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Area

Particularly for a residential project, note the area (lot size) of the property to see if it is considered a small lot. The City Plan defines a ‘small lot’ as a lot that has:

  • an average width of less than 15 metres and/or an area less than 450m²
  • an area less than 600m² (excluding access way) if a rear lot

Different rules apply to small lot projects.

Zoning

The property zone, sometimes referred to as ‘area classification’, plays a key role in telling you what you can and cannot do with the property. For example, the property above is in the Multi-Purpose Centre MP1 Zone.

Constraints

Constraints are restrictions placed on the property and can include:

Demolition Control Precinct (DCP) You cannot demolish or remove a building built before 1947 in a DCP without approval. There are also rules about renovating or building in a DCP.
Heritage The constraints will show whether the property or a neighbouring property is heritage-listed. Both Council and the Queensland Government have heritage registers and you should check both. Heritage-listed properties are protected and specific development rules apply to them or those directly adjoining.
Neighbourhood Plan (or local plan) Some neighbourhood plans contain specific rules about new development.
Environmental Environmental constraints can include a waterway corridor, a patch of native bushland or an overland water flow. These will be noted under constraints, as a code, for example Waterway Code, Wetland Code, Acid Sulphate Soil Code.
Small lot Specific rules apply if your property is a small lot.

If there are any constraints on the property, contact Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263) for advice specific to your situation.