Key details

The Toowoomba Railway Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA) aims to provide a range of new housing for the community's changing needs and deliver infrastructure and services.

Located north of Toowoomba's CBD it covers approximately 50 hectares.

The PDA was declared on 12 December 2014 at the request of Toowoomba Regional Council

Development scheme

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA. 

The Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA Development Scheme commenced on 28 January 2016.

Download the Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA Development Scheme (PDF icon 14.3 MB)

Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information

Development assessment

Toowoomba Regional Council assesses development applications for this PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.


Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework.

The Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA Development Scheme includes an infrastructure plan to ensure appropriate infrastructure is in place to support this growing and dynamic area.

Infrastructure charges are set out in Toowoomba Regional Council's applicable charges resolution.

Development project

Toowoomba Railway Parklands

Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA boundary map