Quick links

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.

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. 

 

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.

Find what you need

Key facts about a property

Get information about a property, including zoning, using Council's online tools, Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) and interactive mapping.

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. 

 

 

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.

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.