Kwong Sang walkway, Toowoomba

We are committed to protecting and enhancing the unique places and qualities of the region, as well as supporting healthy communities and affordable living. This page provides links to a number of reference web pages of contemporary planning approaches that help to inform planning in the region.

Urban Design Policy and Practice in the Toowoomba Region outlines Council’s urban design approach to planning, building or undertaking works in the region. It also adopts the urban design principles from Creating Places for People: An Urban Design Protocol for Australian Cities (2011)’.

The Queensland Planning Framework is about developing Queensland in ways that are good for communities. This website contains a range of fact sheets, how-to guides, statutory instruments, templates and other documents to help support developers and inform the community.

Healthy Active by Design was created by the Heart Foundation to highlight how best-practice planning and design of buildings, streets, towns and cities can improve Australians’ heart health. The website provides a practical guide that offers evidence, advice and examples to assist with the development of healthy and active neighbourhoods.