On 3 July 2017, the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 will be replaced by the Planning Act 2016, creating a new planning system for Queensland. This means there will be changes in some of your dealings with Council, especially when going through the development application process with Council. Visit the Queensland Government planning reform website for further information on the changes.

From this date, you will also see changes under the ‘Planning & Building’ section of Council’s website. This includes changes to the menu structure, and new content articles. All the existing content will still be available. After 3 July, if you are having any issues finding content within the new structure, please contact Council’s Technical Advice Officers on 131 872.

Plumbing application process & online lodgement

Anyone planning to perform plumbing or drainage work must comply with the current legislative requirements and regulations. This includes new installations, changing, extending, disconnecting, or maintaining domestic or commercial plumbing and drainage.

Woman in front of computer with DA lodgement form on screen
Save time and money by submitting your development application online. Our lodgement team will email you to confirm receipt of your application within two working days. This is a lodgement service only and acceptance of this application does not constitute a properly made application. Council officers will contact you in due course to advise whether the application is properly made. A properly made application requires: IDAS/relevant application form/s the relevant fee (see our Plannin ...
Dial before you dig
Council does not operate the Dial Before You Dig service. Dial Before You Dig is a free national community service designed to prevent damage and disruption to the vast pipe and cable networks which provides Australia with the essential services we use everyday – electricity, gas, communications and water. Please make use of the www.1100.com.au website ...
Some alterations and additions to dwellings and commercial buildings may be done under notifiable work (Form 4). All new buildings will require compliance assessment. Other approvals that may be required are planning approvals, building approvals or siting variations. ...
A water meter is a device that records the amount of water being used on your property. The meter known as the "primary" meter is situated at the property boundary. ...
The responsible person (or someone who is directly employed by them) is the only person/s under current legislation who can call an inspection. Contact must be made by the responsible person to arrange bookings for all stages of works. The applicant/owner is to provide the responsible person with the details of the approval (i.e. conditions of approval, approval number, house connection plan and the number of inspections paid for on ...
To allow for metered charging of water supplied to individual units, State Legislation and Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) requires that secondary water meters be installed to measure the quantity of water supplied to each unit. This is in addition to the primary meter that currently exists at the property boundary. Note: all residential, commercial and industrial complexes are supplied with individual water meters for each unit. ...
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