Self-assessable building work

Some minor building work is deemed to be self-assessable. While a building permit is not required for self-assessable development, the owner is responsible to ensure it complies with any applicable st...

Building work that requires a building approval

Some building work is deemed to be self-assessable and does not require a building permit. Refer to the self assessable building work article for more detailed information on self-assessable building ...

Exempt development in terms of building

Some building work is prescribed as exempt development by the Planning Act 2016 and is detailed under Building Regulation 2006, Schedule 2. Exempt building work does not require building app...

Building near the boundary

There are rules that set out the distances that single detached housing and other associated structures can be from front, rear and side property boundaries. Find out more about the standard requ...

Rainwater tank approval and overflow requirements

Information about rainwater tanks approvals and requirements can be found in our 'Rainwater tanks - new builds and retrofitted tanks' article.

Accepted development

Certain types of projects do not need a development application, but must comply with Toowoomba Regional Council’s rules, including applicable codes. These projects are referred to as ‘accepted de...

Plumbing types and their approvals

Some alterations and additions to dwellings and commercial buildings may be done under notifiable work (Form 4 - see link to forms in Related information). All new buildings will require compliance as...