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, subdividing and heritage properties.


Key facts about a property

The first step to find out whether you need approval is to do a property enquiry. Find out the zoning, site area, and overlays of the property, as well as whether development is guided by a neighbourhood plan. Also, find out the current assessment arrangements for properties in Urban Development Areas.

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 require building approval including when building near the property boundary. In this situation find out the rules for boundary setback. 

Residential projects

Find out what approvals are needed for common residential projects such as fences, swimming pool fencing, plumbing and drainage, or building a structure like a carport or garage.

Business projects

Find out whether you need planning approval to operate a business.

Subdividing land

Most subdivisions need planning approval. Find out what you need to do to subdivide your land.

Heritage properties

Find out about restoring and researching heritage properties, including any approvals you might need.