What is the Toowoomba Region Design project?

Toowoomba Region Design is a call to action, aimed at promotion, advocacy, and advancement of best practice design for our built environment.

Toowoomba Regional Council is committed to maintaining and enhancing our unique Region - ensuring design responds to context and place. Our Garden City is the hub of one of Australia's most attractive Regions, blending city and country lifestyle in an amazing warm temperate climate. Our diverse landscape covers 12,973 square kilometres - for the Great Dividing Range through to the Darling Downs flood plains. With our near neighbours we are the only inland non-coastal warm temperate area in the eastern half of Australia.

The Toowoomba Region's climate is changing, and climate responsive building design is essential to the liveability of our Region for our growing community. Ours is warm and temperate - a climate unlike any other in Southeast Queensland. Good design celebrates these conditions as well as our rick history and distinctive character.

Toowoomba Region Design - Warm Temperate Climate Building Design Guidelines help homeowners, commercial property owners and renters, in rural and central Toowoomba, to design new buildings that complement our climate. The document provides design tips to improve energy efficiency and prepare your new building for changing climate conditions.

Toowoomba Regional Council is committed to a sustainable built environment that is designed for our unique climate and celebrates our legacy as the 'Garden City'. Council has invested in these guidelines to promote great design outcomes for the Toowoomba Region. The Warm Temperate Climate Building Design Guidelines is the first output from the Toowoomba Region Design series.

  • Talking Towns

    We are excited to launch further engagement on the future urban form of our Region. Over the past two years, we've spoken with many members of our community to capture what they love about Toowoomba and how they would like to see it develop into the future. We are starting to translate the feedback captured and our findings into the new Planning Scheme. But before we progress too far, we are keen to hear from you. Find out more about how you can get involved here.