Do I need approval

Find out the key facts about a property using Brisbane City Council's online tools: PD Online, ePlan and interactive mapping. Available information includes zoning, site area, overlays and whether a neighbourhood plan guides development in your area. You can then see if you need approval for common residential and business projects, to subdivide land, or to restore a heritage property.

Key facts about a property

Obtain key facts about your property and whether planning approval is required for your project.

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Types of approval

Some projects are accepted development, where a development application is not required. Others require development approval or are prohibited development. You may also require building approval for building works.

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Residential projects

Use this section to find out whether you need approval for your residential project, as well as to find information on getting approval for plumbing and drainage works for residential projects.

Subdividing land

Most subdivisions need planning approval. Find out Council's planning requirements to subdivide land.

Business projects

To ensure that businesses are set up in the right area, Council has developed a set of facts and information pages to help you set up your business in Brisbane.

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Restoring and researching heritage properties

Find heritage places and buildings in Brisbane with Council's Heritage Register and learn more about how Council protects heritage places. Find out about restoring and researching heritage properties, including any approvals you might need.