Plans, strategy & reports

We have produced several plans, strategies and reports detailing our goals to ensure our region continues to thrive in the future, as well as providing information on our day to day business running.

Budget 2017-18
"The Toowoomba region is in the midst of a new chapter, we are maturing as a community and Council has a responsibility to our residents, now and well into the future. Our task, as a local government is to provide the community’s essential services in an economically responsible manner. Reflecting the size and robust nature of our organisation, and indeed our region, today’s budget totals $475 million dollars." Mayor Paul ...
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Each year the annual report provides important information of our achievements, challenges and performance in implementing the corporate plan and delivering our vision.   Current report Toowoomba Regional Council Annual Report 2016 - 2017 Online version or magazine version. Previous reports Toowoomba Regional Council Annual Report 2015-2016 Online version or PDF for printing Toowoomba Regional Council Annual Report 2014-2015 Online version Toowoomba Re ...
Corporate Plan
The Corporate Plan 2014 - 2019 was adopted by on June 27, 2014. The Corporate Plan 2014 - 2019 outlines the vision, goals, outcomes and strategic actions that aim to ensure the region's future meets the needs and aspirations of the community. Councillors and staff share responsibility to ensure that Council's vision, goals, outcomes and strategic actions are achieved. The strategic actions identified in the Corporate Plan form the basis of Council's ...
The purpose of the Access and equity plan is to Council with a framework to guide decision making and to determine Council’s role in providing services and facilities to make Toowoomba region an inclusive and accessible community for all. Access and equity for all, includes those people with a disability and their family and carers, parents with prams, the elderly, people with temporary and permanent injuries and those from culturally ...
The City centre master plan provides a process for the planning of Toowoomba city's future up to 2031 and beyond. It contains innovative and measured strategies to enhance our CBD and provides for exciting residential, commercial and employment opportunities. ...
In 2015 a number of Community Growth Action Plans were developed. Success for each community is best determined by the residents themselves, based on their aspirations, ideals and value systems.  In order to better understand what these are, Council facilitated a number of meetings with community members to draw out what issues each town is facing, identify what the potential solutions and opportunities might be and to determine which ones should ...
We are committed to the goal of a Safer, Stronger, More Resilient Region by continuing to improve flood management and community awareness of flood risk. This means building a region that is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable. Council released flood studies for 35 locations across the region in February 2015. These flood studies were undertaken by specialist engineers and incorporate the latest data, modelling techniques and community input. Many of the documents b ...
The Toowoomba community witnessed devastating and distressing flooding along the Gowrie Creek system in January 2011. Graphic footage of raging torrents causing substantial damage and inundation, particularly in the CBD of the city, was beamed around the world. Developed in 1998, the Gowrie Creek Catchment Management Strategy (GCCMS) proposes a series of flood mitigation works including detention basins and channel improvements upstream of the CBD, initially to be implemented over 25 ...
The future of libraries across the region will be guided by the Libraries Facilities Strategy recently approved by Toowoomba Regional Council. The Strategy identified excellent library collections and customer service as the libraries' main assets. However, deficiencies in current library services, an inability to meet future demand and sub-standard programs, services and technology were identified as shortfalls in the current service. About 480 people responded to a community survey as part ...
The Open Space Strategy maps out a new vision that recognises that ‘one size does not fit all’ and that a range of open spaces will be needed across our expansive region. It will deliver a connected and distinctive open space network that will enhance the unique character of each locality. In addition, it will acknowledge the social, cultural, environmental, and heritage values of these areas and create a sense of place and pride ...
The Recreational Vehicle Strategy provides a direction for the provision of camping options for recreational vehicle use within the Toowoomba region and recommends changes to local laws and the planning scheme which Council could consider for adoption. Strategy aims Encourage recreational vehicles (RVs) to visit the Toowoomba region and enhance the visitor experience, increase visitor expenditure and prolong length of stay Respond and adapt to shifting demand patterns, change and industry ...
The Toowoomba Region brand book explains how our new brand works and gives an overview of our brands identity, history, vision, personality and key values. ...
The Community Plan sets out what the communities of the region would like to see occur in the next 10 years. It articulates the long-term vision, goals and priorities to strengthen the assets of the TRC area. The Community Plan serves as the key driver for our Corporate Plan, Planning Scheme and other planning projects within council. The plan derives from the 'Strategic Directions' project, which provided a common starting point ...
We are committed to ensuring the sustainable development of the region. The economic strength of the region, the health and welfare of its residents, and the state of the environment are directly linked to the transport system. Sustainable transport is about making the best use of our transport systems to serve the needs of the region. This will ensure that our region is an attractive, healthy and affordable place to live. ...
The Toowoomba Region Trails Network Strategy 2016 (TRTNS) has been developed following detailed community consultation, investigation and auditing of the existing trails network, review of current gaps and identification of future demands and opportunities. The TRTNS provides a framework for the future strategic direction and development of recreation trails across the Toowoomba region and will ensure a consistent approach to planning, managing and implementing a network of recreation trails. Th ...
"Urban design is concerned with the arrangement, appearance and function of our suburbs, towns and cities. It is both a process and an outcome". (Australian Urban Design Protocol, 2011) With substantial growth projected for our region, we want to ensure that standards of development and design make it easy for communities to continue to enjoy high quality places and spaces. ...
The Toowoomba Regional Housing Strategy provides the background research and investigations undertaken to determine the role Toowoomba Regional Council should play to ensure the housing market in Toowoomba delivers on objectives of affordability, diversity, and certainty, in the supply of housing for the projected demand in all sectors of the market. This will be achieved through the following study objectives: Describe the current housing market in Toowoomba. Identify issues ...
The Toowoomba Regional Tourism and Events Strategy has been developed for the Toowoomba Regional Council to provide a clear direction for the development of tourism through to 2020. The state goal of doubling annual overnight visitor expenditure to $30 billion by 2020 is the key context for the Strategy. In taking on this challenge regionally, Southern Queensland Country (SQC) sought to grow overnight tourism from its present value of $734 million ...
The core motivation of this infrastructure plan is the delivery of the three key goals defined in the Waste Management Strategy. The successful delivery of the Infrastructure Plan will ensure that Council provides cost effective and user friendly waste management and resource recovery opportunities to the whole community. This Infrastructure Plan also meets the requirements of a Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act. The Infrastructure ...
The Queensland Waste Strategy 2014 – 2024 provides a high-level direction for waste management and resource recovery in Queensland over the 10-year term—broadly focusing on waste from all sectors. The 10-year strategy complements and supports The Queensland Plan. The vision for the Queensland Waste Strategy is for Queensland to become a national leader in avoiding unnecessary consumption and waste generation— adopting innovative resource recovery app ...
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