Town Planning

Learn about Council's plans for Townsville and information on recent development by using the resources in this section.

City Plan

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.

Information Sheets

We have developed a series of information sheets to assist in the understanding of the Townsville City Plan. The contents in the information sheets are an outline only.


This section of the website allows you to download publications and news related to the Townsville City Plan.

Shaping Our Neighbourhood

Locations for significant infill development include the principal centre (CBD) and surrounds, North Ward, Aitkenvale, Thuringowa Central and Hyde Park major activity centres.

Superseded Planning Schemes

A superseded planning scheme and superseded planning scheme policies means the planning scheme and policies that were in force immediately before the new planning scheme (Townsville City Plan) was adopted.

Interactive Mapping Service

This interactive mapping service is a tool which presents the Townsville City Plan zoning and overlay mapping.

Applications on Public Notification

The process of public notification provides the community with the opportunity to look at a proposed development, consider the likely impacts the proposal may have on them, and provide comment (either positive or negative) about the proposal prior to a decision being made.

Water Sensitive Urban Design

The implementation of Water Sensitive Urban design (WSUD) has been identified as an important step in protecting aquatic ecosystems in the Townsville region from the impacts of development.