Planning, guidelines and tools

Access Brisbane City Council's planning, guidelines and tools. You can discover how the plans fit together. You can also use the Planning and Development (PD Online) online tool to find information on development applications or to lodge a submission.


Brisbane City Plan 2014

All building and development in Brisbane is directed by Brisbane City Plan 2014. City Plan sets out what you and your neighbours can build and shows where new development should go.

PD Online - property development and application search tool

Find planning and development information in Brisbane with PD online. You can do a property enquiry, use the interactive mapping tool, track the progress of a development application, view the Brisbane Planning Scheme (Brisbane City Plan 2014) and lodge a submission.

Plan Your Brisbane

We’ve spoken with thousands of people across the city to understand what residents love most about Brisbane and how we can shape the future. Together we developed a future blueprint for Brisbane with eight principles to guide decisions and to ensure our friendly and liveable city thrives. 

Neighbourhood planning and urban renewal

Find Neighbourhood Plans in your area. Neighbourhood plans guide development in an area and the way it fits within Council’s planning scheme, Brisbane City Plan 2014.

City Centre Master Plan 2014

Brisbane’s city centre is home to 10,000 residents and 150,000 employees and is projected to grow rapidly. Find out about the City Centre Master Plan 2014.


When undertaking a development in Brisbane, you should use these guidelines to make sure your development proposal complies with Brisbane City Plan 2014 requirements.

Other plans and projects

Find out about other Brisbane City Council plans and projects.

Infrastructure Planning Policy

Brisbane City Plan 2014 sets out policies to ensure that our city’s urban development is supported by infrastructure that is planned and delivered in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner. Find out about infrastructure planning policy.

Online tools

Find planning and building online tools, including PD Online and training videos.

Flood information

Find information on understanding flood risk for planning and development purposes. 

Creative Lighting Grant Scheme

Find out how you can apply for financial assistance to deliver creative lighting outcomes for your buiding and assets as part of the City of Lights Strategy 2017