Planning and building
How to get advice
There are a number of ways to seek advice about planning and development in Brisbane.
Buying or selling
Council offers a number of searches including records, planning and building searches to help you when buying or selling a property.
Talk to a Planner
Council holds Talk to a Planner sessions to help people understand City Plan and how it relates to their property or business.
Local Heritage Places online
Council’s Heritage Register has been replaced with a new system, Local Heritage Places online.
Find what you need
Get information about a property, including zoning, using Council's online tools, Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) and interactive mapping.
Find important information and what approvals are needed for common residential projects including new homes or extensions, fences and pools.
Find information and what approvals are needed for common business projects including operating a home business or opening a shop or restaurant.
Most subdivisions need planning approval. Find out what you need to do to subdivide your land.
Learn about researching and restoring heritage properties, including what approvals you might need.
Find out if your proposal requires development, building or siting variation approval. Prohibited development applications are not accepted.
Information on applying for development applications, avoiding assessment delays and post development approval requirements.
Council creates neighbourhood plans, with input from residents and businesses. They are legal documents that guide housing in an area and sit within City Plan.