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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.

Flood maps on mobile device

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

How to get advice

Council can provide assistance with your planning enquiries. There are a number of ways to gain advice about planning and development in Brisbane.

Key facts about a property

Get information about a property, including zoning, using Council's City Plan online mapping tool.

Residential projects

Find important information and what approvals are needed for common residential projects including new homes or extensions, fences and pools. 

Business projects

Find information and what approvals are needed for common business projects including operating a home business or opening a shop or restaurant.

Subdividing land

Most subdivisions need planning approval. Find out what you need to do to subdivide your land. 

Neighbourhood planning and urban renewal

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.


Heritage properties

Learn about researching and restoring heritage properties, including what approvals you might need.

Types of development and building approval

Find out if your proposal requires development, building or siting variation approval. Prohibited development applications are not accepted.

How to apply and what to do after approval

Information on applying for development applications, avoiding assessment delays and post development approval requirements.

Urban design in Brisbane

Council supports design-based approaches to achieve creative and innovative urban design. Initiatives include City of Lights and Village Precinct Projects.

Design strategy and guidelines

Council has developed strategies and documents to provide guidance and information to support quality design in Brisbane's built environment.

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.