Brisbane City Plan 2014 fact sheets

Brisbane City Council has developed Brisbane City Plan 2014 online and downloadable fact sheets to help you better understand the planning scheme and what it means for development in Brisbane.

Some information may be inaccessible to website assistive technologies. If you require assistance accessing or interpreting any of these documents, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Fact sheets for residents

  1. Using the City Plan
  2. Overlays 
  3. Residential zones
  4. Houses 
  5. Small-lot houses 
  6. Home-based businesses
  7. Heritage and character buildings 
  8. Subdividing land 
  9. Making it easier to do business in Brisbane
  10. Centre, mixed use and specialised centre zones 
  11. Industry zones 
  12. Flood planning provisions 
  13. Neighbourhood centres 
  14. Guide to the development requirements for setting up a market in Brisbane 
  15. How to access development assessment information and tools 
  16. Granny flats
  17. Guide to preparing a landscape concept plan
  18. Guide to preparing a rehabilitation plan
  19. Transport planning for development
  20. Suburban Construction Management Taskforce
  21. Residential development in suburban zones
  22. Holiday and short-term rentals
  23. How to get planning advice on liquor licence proposals
  24. Heritage exemption certificate to carry out development on a local heritage place
  25. Exemption certificates
  26. Lodging a properly made application

Guides for industry professionals

  1. Guide to using City Plan
  2. Guide to the development of dwelling houses (Word - 536kb)
  3. Guide to residential development (Word - 739kb)
  4. Guide to student accommodation (Word - 722kb)
  5. Guide to subdividing land
  6. Guide to industrial development
  7. Guide to centre and mixed use development (Word - 168kb)
  8. Guide to car parking rates for residential development (Word - 133kb)
  9. Guide to the noise impact assessment planning scheme policy (Word - 2.4Mb)
  10. Guide to the air quality planning scheme policy (Word - 746kb)
  11. Guide to the Industrial hazard and risk assessment planning scheme policy (Word - 1.5Mb)
  12. Guide to development in the transport air quality corridor overlay (Word - 1.1Mb)
  13. Frequently asked questions (Word - 145kb)
  14. Frequently asked questions for building certifiers (Word - 202kb)
  15. Guide to understanding residential forms (Word - 3.9Mb)
  16. Pre-start meetings (Word - 321kb)
  17. Construction management plans
  18. Suburban Construction Management Taskforce (Word 49kb)
  19. Facade detail on tall buildings (Word - 963kb)
  20. DesignSMART
  21. New world city design guide: buildings that breathe – living greenery (PDF - 181kb)
  22. Telecommunication fibre-ready infrastructure with new development (PDF - 424.62kb)
  23. Long term infrastructure plans fact sheet (Word - 782kb)
  24. Development Assurance Auditing Program (PDF - 241kb)

Interpretation guidances

  1. 01/17 dwelling house (small lot) code (Word - 166kb)
  2. 01/19 footpath dining (Word - 118kb)
Last updated:3 December 2019