Business projects

Business projects can range from setting up a home-based business through to building a multi-storey office block. To ensure that businesses are set up in the right area, Brisbane City Council has developed a set of facts and information pages to help you set up your business in Brisbane.

To find out if you need planning approval for your business project, first you need to find out some key facts about the property such as site area, zoning, neighbourhood plan and overlays.

Once you have all the facts about the property you can find out if you need planning approval to set up your business.

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Operating a home business

A business has to start somewhere, and what better place than starting it from your home. Find out if your home business needs planning approval.
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Opening a restaurant or cafe

Finding the right location for your restaurant or cafe is important. Council's City Plan lays out where you can start cooking up a storm. Find out if you need an approval.
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Setting up an office

Are you setting up a professional office or administrative office? Find out if you need planning approval.

Opening and operating a shop

If you are looking to set up shop in Brisbane you may need planning approval.
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Setting up an industrial business

If your business is in the industry field, you will need to check if you need planning approval.

Operating a warehouse

Are you in the business of storage? You may need planning approval to operate.
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Filling and excavation

If you are carrying out operational work such as filling and excavation, you may need planning approval.

Operating a child care facility

Do you want to set up a child care facility? Learn what zones are suitable and what approvals you will need.

Building a community facility

Opening a community centre, hall, youth club, library, church or public building? We have the key facts for you to find out if you need planning approval.

Setting up a gym

Do you want to open a gym? You can find out what zones are appropriate and if you need planning approval.

Rooming accommodation

If you are going to offer rooming accommodation, you will need to know if you need planning approval and where you can locate your business.