Heritage & neighbourhood character

Make the most of free professional advice to ensure you can continue to enjoy the character of your place and our towns into the future. Eg: Alterations & additions, Exterior colours, Carports & garages and more (browse below).

Two ladies holding brochure in front of heritage home
We offer a free heritage advisory service to assist property owners with the renovation and conservation of the region's buildings. The heritage advisor is an experienced conservation architect and provides advice on maintaining the character of historic properties and their surrounds. ...
Toowoomba CBD tree
Council has established a CBD heritage incentives scheme to provide grants for external works on heritage places that visually improve the appearance of buildings and their contribution to commercial centres. The scheme is open to local and state listed heritage properties located within the areas identified in the Toowoomba city centre and town centre of Clifton, Crows Nest, Goombungee, Millmerran, Oakey, Pittsworth and Yarraman. For successful applications, Council will contribute $1 ...
In areas of our regional towns where heritage kerb and channelling is made from bluestone, granite or other stone, we seek to preserve the identity and heritage character of these areas. A policy was developed in line with our Planning Scheme to define how this kerb and channelling should be retained, repaired and/or replaced. Related information Heritage kerb and channel diagram 2.38 Repair &/or Replacement of Heritage Kerbing &/or Channelling Policy ...
The following information has been prepared to provide design advice to developers and the broader community regarding infill development in Toowoomba's Neighbourhood Character Areas. All houses nominated in the Planning Scheme are to be retained on site. This includes the relocation of these character buildings on site. Any redevelopment within character areas is to support the prevailing character of the area. Only those houses considered structurally unsound or not economically viable t ...
Information Sheet 055 Overlays identify spatial areas within the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme 2012 (the planning scheme) that reflect distinct themes that may: be sensitive to the effects of development constrain land or development include valuable resources present opportunities for development Overlays are mapped and included in Schedule 2 of the Planning Scheme – Mapping. If a site is identified by an overlay then assessable development on the site will need to address ...
As part of our commitment to supporting the conservation of the region's cultural heritage for future generations, we established a Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC). The committee's existence was created from a concern that future development not diminish the character or heritage of the Toowoomba Region; to educate and help identify the important things about the region that make it a great place to live.  To find out more about the Heritage Advisory Committee please ...
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