Planning, guidelines and tools

Use this section to find information on Brisbane City Plan 2014, as well as planning guidelines and tools. Use Planning and Development Online (PD Online) tool to find information on development applications or to lodge a submission. Access Brisbane's Future Blueprint - a  plan with eight principles to guide our planning decisions and city.


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

PD Online is Brisbane City Council's self-service online property development and application search tool. Use this tool to make property enquiries, search for and track development applications. You can also lodge submissions and view a full copy of Brisbane City Plan 2014.

Plan Your Brisbane

More than 100,000 reidents had their say about Brisbane's future. Together we developed Brisbane's Future Blueprint - a plan with eight principles to guide decisions. See how we're tracking.

Neighbourhood planning and urban renewal

Find neighbourhood plans in your area. Neighbourhood plans are legal documents that guide development in an area and sit within Council's planning scheme, Brisbane City Plan 2014..

City Centre Master Plan

The Brisbane City Centre Master Pln 2014 sets the vision and strategic framework to guide a generation of growth in our urban heart.

Planning guidelines

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

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 in a sustainable manner. 

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