Planning scheme

A planning scheme is a legal document prepared by a local council to regulate the use and development of land.

Go direct to the online planning scheme here.

View all Planning & building forms and information sheets here.

Staff looking over plans
Go direct to the online planning scheme here. The Planning Scheme identifies which land uses (e.g. units, shops and industry) and which types of development (e.g. construction of a new building and subdividing land) require development approval and the standards that new development must meet, (e.g. building setbacks and height, privacy of neighbours and addressing natural hazards such as flooding). ...
Aerial view of Millmerran
On 31 May 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.15 (Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)) replacing the Priority Infrastructure Plan with a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP). The amendment commenced on 9 June 2017. For more information refer to related documents below. Related documents Planning scheme amendments TRC adopts Local Government Infrastructure Plan  Info 004 Charges Resolution No. 1 Infor ...
Where changes are required to a published Planning Scheme these are approved and published as amendments to that scheme. These are categorised as administrative, minor or major. Listed below are the recent amendments. More information about these changes can be found in the State Government Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) website. + - Proposed Amendment No.2 to Planning Scheme Policy No.3 – Engineering Standards – Water and Waste Water Infra ...
Technical guideline for new developments - General waste and recyclable waste storage and collection 2016 applies to all new developments in the Toowoomba region. The guideline supports a standard approach to interpretation and implementation of the planning scheme. Developments that are required to submit a development application will be assessed against this guideline. Information sheets are provided to help you better understand the planning scheme and what it means for various aspects ...
A Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) replaces parts of the planning scheme for a period of up to one year while the planning scheme is being amended. A TLPI is put in place when there is a significant risk of serious harm occurring under the current planning scheme. + - Temporary local planning instrument 01/2015 (Charlton Wellcamp Enterprise area - intermodal facility precinct) Click to collapse 1. Purpose of the Temporary Planning Instrument 1.1 The purpos ...
Council undertakes planning studies to guide the future growth of the Toowoomba Region. The outcomes of these investigations inform the planning scheme, as well as other planning strategies and design projects. These studies consider a broad range of issues including future land use needs, infrastructure issues, development constraints and areas with values that should be preserved. The studies include mapping, data or other technical information. Fourteen planning studies were undertaken durin ...
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