Planning & development major projects

The major projects below will be delivered by the Planning & development group. This group includes: Development assessment, Building & Compliance and Planning & Economic development.

River in flood with gum trees
Following extensive flooding across the region in December 2010 and January 2011, Council commissioned a number of flood studies to better understand how flooding impacts our communities. These studies of 35 locations are a foundation towards our long term plan to manage and reduce the impacts of flooding and an essential first step towards our goal of a safer, stronger, more resilient region. This project will help us identify areas of ...
Aerial view of west Toowoomba
The West Toowoomba Land Use Investigation Study is a large area covering approximately 90km2. It includes the suburbs/localities of Cotswold Hills, Torrington, Glenvale and Westbrook in the east, and Wellcamp and parts of Charlton in the west. This project helps us plan for where and how development should occur in West Toowoomba. Start date The project commenced in 2015. End date December 2016. Stages Infrastructure network modelling and costing and report finalisation. Target completi ...
Council has been progressively implementing the Toowoomba City Centre Master Plan since its adoption in 2010. In the 2016/17 financial year we will be conducting a review of progress to date and evaluating the impacts of changes to date. This will deliver a next generation implementation plan for the Toowoomba city centre that reflects the current expectations and aspirations of the people of the region. We will be taking a 'place ...
This project aims to deliver a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) in place of the current PIP (Priority Infrastructure Plan) in the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (TRPS). Like the PIP, the LGIP will identify Council’s plans for trunk infrastructure necessary to service urban development at the desired standard of service in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner in accordance with all relevant legislation and statutory guidelines. It will update ...
Community Growth Action Plans This project involves working with the regional townships of Yarraman, Crows Nest, Oakey, Clifton, Pittsworth & Millmerran to identify projects nominated by community members as being important to the economic vitality for their towns. Start and end dates These are ongoing projects where plans are reviewed periodically. A review of each of the Community Growth Action Plans listed below has been undertaken with an investment profile for each town ...
This project will develop a strategy to identify, manage and grow our region’s living assets. It will include engagement with the community to ensure we understand how they use and value green spaces, waterways, trees and natural areas and recognise these elements in the places where they live and play. It will identify natural resources across the region in our city, suburbs, towns and rural areas to map their values ...
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