Residential projects

Residential projects are all projects that are done around the home. They can include new homes or extensions, built structures, landscaping yards, fences, pools and other common projects. Brisbane City Council provides all the information you need to complete a common residential project.

When undertaking any residential project, it is important to consider the potential adverse effects that these works can have on you, your neighbours and the environment. Brisbane City Council has prepared general safety considerations to ensure your renovation safety.


Council provides all the information you will need to build, extend, relocate or demolish a dwelling house, dual occupancy or multiple dwelling in Brisbane. You can also find information to assist you with small lot projects.


Building additional structures around a property can provide space, storage and access. Find out all the information you will need to know if you want to construct carports, garages, sheds or if you want to install a satellite dish.

""Yards, pools, fences and landscaping

Are you considering improving your outdoor living space? Council provides all the information, forms and processes you will need to know if you are installing a pool or spa, building fences, retaining walls or landscaping, as well as information on lighting your outdoor spaces.

""Plumbing and drainage

Find out about the process you need to get your plumbing and drainage approved when building or extending a dwelling house or installing new plumbing.