Planning and building
Brisbane City Plan 2014
Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) is Council's plan for the future development of Brisbane. The plan guides how land in Brisbane is used and developed.
Brisbane Standard Drawings
Standard drawings show construction layouts and details of infrastructure assets that are acceptable to Brisbane City Council.
FloodWise Property Reports
FloodWise Property Reports include information to ensure future building and development contributes to a safe, flood-resilient city.
Development application status
Use Council's development and search tracking tool to check the status of applications, save searches, or create notifications to track application progress.
Find what you need
Council can provide assistance with your planning enquiries. There are a number of ways to gain advice about planning and development in Brisbane.
Get information about a property, including zoning, using Council's City Plan online mapping tool.
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.
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.
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 supports design-based approaches to achieve creative and innovative urban design. Initiatives include City of Lights and Village Precinct Projects.
Council has developed strategies and documents to provide guidance and information to support quality design in Brisbane's built environment.