Planning and building
Economic recovery initiatives
Council is offering new discounts and incentives designed to stimulate new building and construction.
Accessible housing incentive
Council offers financial incentives for developments that are designed to meet residents' accessibility needs.
Buying or selling
Council offers a number of searches including records, planning and building searches to help you when buying or selling a property.
Have your say on neighbourhood plans
Brisbane development is directed by plans that show where new development can go and what can and cannot be built. Find out how to have your say.
Find what you need
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.