Planning, guidelines and tools

Access Brisbane City Council's planning and development guidelines and tools. You can find out how the plans fit together and also use the online planning and development tool to find information on development applications or to lodge a submission. You can also find information on Neighbourhood Planand other plans and you can also find information on about standard drawings and other guidelines.

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City plan, zones and codes

Planning and building in Brisbane is directed by the Brisbane City Plan 2000. You can read about the City Plan and development codes.
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PD Online - property development and 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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Brisbane's new City plan

Brisbane City Council is preparing a new City Plan. Find out about the process and where the new plan is up to.

New City Centre Master Plan

Brisbane’s city centre is home to 10,000 residents and 150,000 employees and is projected to grow rapidly. Find out about the new City Centre Master Plan.

Neighbourhood Planning

Find Neighbourhood Plans in your area according to proximity to the CBD.

Other plans and projects

Find out about other Brisbane City Council plans and projects.

Urban design projects

Read about all of Brisbane City Councils Urban Design projects and check out our Public Art database.

Online tools

Find planning and building online tools, including PD Online, eBimap mapping service and training videos.

Priority Infrastructure Plan

Brisbane City Council has adopted the Brisbane Priority Infrastructure Plan 2011 (PIP) based on the framework in the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.


When undertaking a development in Brisbane, you should use these guidelines to make sure your development proposal complies with City Plan Codes.

Standard drawings

The standard drawings show construction layouts and details of acceptable infrastructure assets.

Flood standards and maps

Council has put in place interim flood levels and standards. Find information on interim flood levels and maps.