The Temporary Toowoomba CBD Development Incentive Policy was introduced in 2015 to encourage development within the CBD that aligns with the objectives of the Toowoomba City Centre Master Plan. The Policy was most recently amended in November 2018 to extend the qualifying period to 30 June 2021 and increase the incentive area.


The purpose of this Council policy is to provide incentives to new development within the Incentive Area – Toowoomba CBD, to encourage:

a) High-quality design outcomes;

b) Sympathetic and adaptive reuse of heritage listed buildings; and/or

c) The creation of larger development footprints through the amalgamation of lots.

This policy is designed to attract investment in the Incentive Area – Toowoomba CBD, in order to stimulate sustainable growth, diversify and value-add to the Toowoomba regional economy

Effective period

Effective until 30 June 2021.

Qualifying Development

To be eligible for consideration for an incentive under this policy, you must first receive confirmation from Council that you're a Qualifying Development. In order for Council to issue you with a Qualifying Development Confirmation Notice, you must make a complete request to Council using the Incentives Policy Preliminary Request Form and meet the following criteria:

  • Be for an Eligible Use;
  • Be located in the Incentive – Toowoomba CBD area; and
  • Be lodged in association with a “properly made” development application (as defined under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009) received by Council between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2021.

Related Documents

Temporary Toowoomba CBD Development Incentives Policy

Temporary Toowoomba CBD Development Incentives Policy Preliminary Request Form

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