Planning Guidelines and Tools
There are a number of applications, information sheets and other resources to help assist you with your Planning and Development query.
Please note: Council is now operating under the Planning Act 2016, which supersedes the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. For more information on the Act and how this may affect you, view council's Planning Reform page.
The Townsville City Plan looks at our city with a fresh perspective; it sets the vision and consistent plan for how Townsville should grow over the next 25 years.
Access council's ePlanning services to find out the rules that apply to your property and browse the Townsville City Plan.
Currently the Priority Infrastructure Plan is in effect, but this will be superseded this year by the Local Government Infrastructure Plan.
Council have prepared a number of information sheets on a range of topics relating to Planning and Development.
Townsville Online Lodgement System (TOLS) enables you to submit and amend development applications online, including the upload of associated files.
Building approval reports are produced by council on a monthly basis to indicate the number of building approvals we process.