Building plans & searches

If you are looking for building plans and documents for something in our Region, we may have copies. Building searches can provide written advice about approved building applications on your property.

Staff looking at building plans
When purchasing a property or looking to do more work to your property, it’s a good idea to check what buildings and structures are approved on your property. Due to the introduction of the Building Act 1975, Council generally may not have records of any buildings or structures built before this date. Property searches Using the property search form (see Related documents), there are a number of different searches you can request, ...
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Information Sheet 041 Our Building & Compliance Branch is able to provide copies of plans for approved building works in relation to certain properties that have been constructed since 1975. Details are not available for any construction prior to the enactment of the Building Act 1975. How do I make an application for a plan search? Copies of approved building plans can be obtained by submitting a request in writing to Council, accompanied ...
Drainage plans may be available for inspection and purchase from us by contacting 131 872. If the drainage plan on file for a property has been drawn by the Toowoomba Regional Council, it is available for purchase. Plans not drawn by us will require consent from the copyright owner. ...
Sometimes work may have been constructed without the necessary approvals and in order to validate the work for the purposes of selling the property or lodging an additional application, a building work approval has to be obtained retrospectively. In this situation, the process becomes much more complicated.  What can & cannot be done? You cannot become an owner-builder (obtain a license if the work is over $11,000) for this type of work ...
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