City Plan (Planning Scheme)

The Townsville City Plan sets out the vision for how Townsville should grow over the next 25 years, and is council's key document for determining development applications.

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.

Access the Townsville City Plan

If you are planning on making a development application, it is important that you refer to the Townsville City Plan in order to understand more about the type of application and assessment your proposal falls under.

You can access the Townsville City Plan using:

  • ePlanning - Council's online planning portal (Note: This link will take you directly to the City Plan.)
  • TownsvilleMAPS Mapping Service - Presents the Townsville City Plan zoning and overlay mapping

Townsville has prepared the Townsville City Plan User Guide, which steps out the City Plan and explains the function of each section in detail, to assist you in understanding the Townsville City Plan.

Further information

Use the links below for more information and resources about the Townsville City Plan.