Find information about building and development approvals, forms, fees and charges, legislative requirements for swimming pools.
Building work applications
Before starting any construction, you may need approval for building work. A private building certifier can help with your application.
Find out about design and approval requirements for building your carport.
Swimming pools and spas
The Queensland Government's pool safety laws aim to reduce the number of children who drown or are injured in swimming pools. These laws affect new and existing pools.
Tree and vegetation management
Find out about cutting down trees, tree clearing, planting, vegetation management on council land and what you can do about trees overhanging your property
Property fences and retaining walls
What you need to know about property fencing and retaining walls, including advice on how to avoid or resolve disputes.
Construction of vehicle crossovers and driveways
Section 75 of the Local Government Act (2009) states council approval is required for work undertaken on roads including the road reserve/nature strip area.
It is important to maintain your stormwater drains and help prevent pollution, property damage and flooding. Find out what to do if you have a stormwater problem.
Erosion and sediment control
Find out how to minimise soil and sediment runoff. Make your site right.
Complaints and compliance
Notify council of development, building and plumbing concerns.
Building and development fact sheets
Peruse council's building and development fact sheets.
Flood information relevant to building works
All construction and building works need to consider the flood hazard area where works will take place.
Temporary placement of shipping containers
Find out if you need an approval to place a shipping container on your property.
Guidelines for the plumbing approval, installation and use of rainwater tanks.