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: PDonline.toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au .


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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). ...
Concept image of Railway Parklands
The Toowoomba Railway Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared on 12 December 2014 at the request of Toowoomba Regional Council. The PDA covers land centred on and around the Toowoomba Railyards which extends north to Bridge Street and south to Russell Street, and is bounded by Mort Street to the west and Ruthven - Neil Streets to the east. Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA Development Scheme (PDF, 6MB) ...
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. ...
On 16 June 2015, Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Charges Resolution ‐ No. 1 (the CR) in line with changes made by the Queensland State government to the way infrastructure charges are levied. ...
The Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) is Part 4 of the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (the planning scheme). ...
The Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (TRPS) was adopted in 2012. One important principle that underpinned the development of the planning scheme was to facilitate development and stimulate the regional economy through the reduction of assessment levels. The TRPS has also sought to achieve these goals by providing a Priority Infrastructure Plan that outlines the timing and sequence of future infrastructure investment. ...

Planning scheme documents

Activity Centres Study
Bushfire Study
Charges Resolution No 1
Flood Study
Historic Cambooya Planning Scheme - Maps
Historic Cambooya Planning Scheme - Text
Historic Clifton planning scheme - maps
Historic Clifton planning scheme - text
Historic Crows Nest Planning Scheme - maps
Historic Crows Nest Planning Scheme - text
Historic Jondaryan Planning Scheme - maps
Historic Jondaryan Planning Scheme - text
Historic Millmerran Planning Scheme - maps
Historic Millmerran Planning Scheme - text
Historic Pittsworth planning scheme - maps
Historic Pittsworth planning scheme - text
Historic Rosalie planning scheme - maps
Historic Rosalie planning scheme - text
Historic Toowoomba planning scheme - maps
Historic Toowoomba planning scheme - text
Industrial Land Use Study (2010)
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 1
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 2.1
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 2.2
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 2.3
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 2.4
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 2.5
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 3.1
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 3.2
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 3.3
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 3.4
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 3.5
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 3.6
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 3.7
Industrial Land Use Study - 2012 Study Update: Part 4
Planning Scheme Policy No 7 – Neighbourhood Character – Amendment No 1 Formal Documentation
Priority Infrastructure Area & charge area maps - appendix A
Proposed Amendment No.1 to Planning Scheme Policy No.3 with explanatory statement
Regional Strategic Sport and Recreation Plan
Residential Land Use Study
Rural Land Use Study
Scenic Amenity Study
Significant Vegetation Study
Significant Wetlands & Waterways Study
Steep and Unstable Land Study
Toowoomba PDA submissions report
Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA development scheme
Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA development scheme built form guidelines
Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Amendment No.5 Formal Documentation
Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Proposed amendment No 8 - Formal documentation and explanatory statement
Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme Amendment No.12 - formal documentation
Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme Amendment No1 - Amendment Document
Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme Amendment No2 - Explanatory Statement
Transport Study
Vegetation Extension Study
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