City of Gold Coast Planning and Development Hub

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Welcome to the City of Gold Coast Planning and Development Hub - an online communication and engagement tool created to provide a secure location to give you access to information on matters relating to planning, building and development, such as:

  • practice notes
  • training videos
  • presentations
  • news.
To stay up to date on planning and development matters, sign up to our Planning and Development alerts.


Welcome to the City of Gold Coast Planning and Development Hub - an online communication and engagement tool created to provide a secure location to give you access to information on matters relating to planning, building and development, such as:

  • practice notes
  • training videos
  • presentations
  • news.
To stay up to date on planning and development matters, sign up to our Planning and Development alerts.


  • Interactive mapping for City Plan Version 5

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    about 2 years ago


    Interactive Mapping has been updated for City Plan Version 5 to include new LGIP mapping. Soon after commencement, this information will be made available as part of the City Plan Property Reports.

    Version 4 content can be located in the Draft and historic content menu (this menu will contain mapping for V1-4).


    Interactive Mapping has been updated for City Plan Version 5 to include new LGIP mapping. Soon after commencement, this information will be made available as part of the City Plan Property Reports.

    Version 4 content can be located in the Draft and historic content menu (this menu will contain mapping for V1-4).

  • Updates to ANEF and PANS-OPS Mapping

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    about 2 years ago


    Interactive Mapping has been updated to include new airport mapping (ANEF and PANS-OPS).

    The Gold Coast Airport 2017 Master Plan includes updated mapping for the Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aircraft Operational (PANS-OPS) surfaces. This mapping effectively overrides the following equivalent mapping in the City Plan:

    • Airport environs – Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) contour overlay map, which seeks to ensure impacts of aircraft noise on residential and noise-sensitive development are minimised; and
    • Airport environs – Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operational (PANS-OPS) surfaces overlay map, which seeks to control building...


    Interactive Mapping has been updated to include new airport mapping (ANEF and PANS-OPS).

    The Gold Coast Airport 2017 Master Plan includes updated mapping for the Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aircraft Operational (PANS-OPS) surfaces. This mapping effectively overrides the following equivalent mapping in the City Plan:

    • Airport environs – Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) contour overlay map, which seeks to ensure impacts of aircraft noise on residential and noise-sensitive development are minimised; and
    • Airport environs – Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operational (PANS-OPS) surfaces overlay map, which seeks to control building and structure heights to maintain the current or future operational efficiency of the airport, or prevent hazards to the safe navigation of aircraft using the airport’s prescribed airspace.

    Updated ANEF and PANS-OPS layers have now been published to City Plan Interactive Mapping.

  • Local Government Infrastructure Plan update

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    about 2 years ago


    In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, the City of Gold Coast has prepared a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) which outlines the City’s vision for trunk infrastructure over the next 15 years. The LGIP has now been approved by State and adopted by Council and will be implemented on 27 June 2018. All LGIP artefacts will be available on the City’s website from that date.

    The new LGIP includes the water supply, sewerage, transport and public parks and land for community facilities networks. The stormwater networks are progressing as separate amendments and the stormwater quality network is currently with...


    In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, the City of Gold Coast has prepared a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) which outlines the City’s vision for trunk infrastructure over the next 15 years. The LGIP has now been approved by State and adopted by Council and will be implemented on 27 June 2018. All LGIP artefacts will be available on the City’s website from that date.

    The new LGIP includes the water supply, sewerage, transport and public parks and land for community facilities networks. The stormwater networks are progressing as separate amendments and the stormwater quality network is currently with the State Government for review.

    Council resolved yesterday to temporarily charge for only the four networks, which means the City will remove the impervious area charges for the stormwater network for non-residential uses. Council will also charge 99.5% of the capped charges for residential uses to recover the cost of providing the water supply, sewerage, transport and public parks and land for community facilities networks.

    The 0.5% reduction is not the cost of supplying the trunk stormwater infrastructure network, nor is it a reduction from the actual cost of supplying five infrastructure networks.

    When the stormwater quality component of the LGIP is complete, City Officers will present updated charge rates for Council’s consideration. Council is continuing to formulate plans for stormwater quantity infrastructure across the City.

    For more information on the LGIP, please email strategicinfrastructure@goldcoast.qld.gov.au


  • New Local Buy arrangement for procurement

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    about 2 years ago


    Local Buy is establishing a Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers (RPQS) LGA Arrangement for the Supply of Planning, Surveying, Design and Architectural Services - BUS265.

    This arrangement will replace Local Buy’s current arrangement BUS245-0314, when it expires on 13 October 2018.

    To view Tender documents and complete the RFT, please click here and register. (Please note: your LGTender box registration is not valid for APET360).

    Tender closes at 2:00 PM Brisbane time 17 July 2018

    For more information about Local Buy, visit www.localbuy.net.au/about-local-buy


    Local Buy is establishing a Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers (RPQS) LGA Arrangement for the Supply of Planning, Surveying, Design and Architectural Services - BUS265.

    This arrangement will replace Local Buy’s current arrangement BUS245-0314, when it expires on 13 October 2018.

    To view Tender documents and complete the RFT, please click here and register. (Please note: your LGTender box registration is not valid for APET360).

    Tender closes at 2:00 PM Brisbane time 17 July 2018

    For more information about Local Buy, visit www.localbuy.net.au/about-local-buy
  • Transfer to the City under the Planning Act

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    about 2 years ago


    As a result of the introduction of the Planning Act the Form 1 Transfer and the Form 20 Schedule (for the Trust) associated with the transfer of land to the City have been changed to comply with the legislation. Wording changes have been made to the Consideration in section 4 of Form 1 and the Trust Schedule in Form 20.

    When preparing documents for endorsement by the City under PA2016 please ensure this wording is referenced on the document. Prior documents will still be used for planning approvals under SPA2009. Examples can be found on the plan sealing webpage...


    As a result of the introduction of the Planning Act the Form 1 Transfer and the Form 20 Schedule (for the Trust) associated with the transfer of land to the City have been changed to comply with the legislation. Wording changes have been made to the Consideration in section 4 of Form 1 and the Trust Schedule in Form 20.

    When preparing documents for endorsement by the City under PA2016 please ensure this wording is referenced on the document. Prior documents will still be used for planning approvals under SPA2009. Examples can be found on the plan sealing webpage under plan sealing resources.

    If you have any further questions please contact plansealing@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
  • City Building Seminar - June

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    about 2 years ago


    The Superlinear City : Why qualitative matters drive the economic performance of cities

    Bob Perry, Director of Scott Carver, will address place making in a strategic context, its importance at a metropolitan scale as well as at ultra-local scales. He will describe the role of civic architecture in anchoring and catalysing the renewal of urban centres as well as the creation of new urban centres.

    Using case studies from Scott Carver’s work on large-scale new urban neighbourhoods and examples of work currently underway within the Place Leaders Asia Pacific network, he will describe the interconnection of design, governance and identity...


    The Superlinear City : Why qualitative matters drive the economic performance of cities

    Bob Perry, Director of Scott Carver, will address place making in a strategic context, its importance at a metropolitan scale as well as at ultra-local scales. He will describe the role of civic architecture in anchoring and catalysing the renewal of urban centres as well as the creation of new urban centres.

    Using case studies from Scott Carver’s work on large-scale new urban neighbourhoods and examples of work currently underway within the Place Leaders Asia Pacific network, he will describe the interconnection of design, governance and identity in making and maintaining viable communities.

    Bob Perry Bio

    Bob Perry is the Chair of Place Leaders Asia Pacific and a Director of Sydneybased architects and urban designers, Scott Carver. Bob has over thirty five years of directing architecture in Sydney, and is highly regarded for his innovative approach having won several inaugural industry awards for his work. He lectures regularly to promote new perspectives on urban design and density such as his ‘agoradynamics’ and ‘ultra-local cycling’ series.

    Bob travels frequently to Japan where he ‘bushwalks’ in Tokyo as a laboratory for 21st century solutions to connected urban living. Bob will use examples from Tokyo to demonstrate how self-sustaining social interaction is intimately related to transit-connectivity.

    Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Time: Midday refreshments, 12.30pm presentation

    Venue: HOTA, Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

    RSVP: oca@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

  • Reminder: Notice of works timetable

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    about 2 years ago

    Development Compliance is encouraging developers to submit a notice of works timetable when a development application decision notice has been issued and works are set to commence on site. The timetable is required as part of the conditions of approval or advice notes.

    Lodgement of the timetable enables City of Gold Coast to ensure that all required conditions have been complied with prior to works commencing on site.

    This service seeks to minimise future compliance matters, alleviate the need to lodge retrospective reports or applications and allows for a streamline process at time of Plan Sealing...

    Development Compliance is encouraging developers to submit a notice of works timetable when a development application decision notice has been issued and works are set to commence on site. The timetable is required as part of the conditions of approval or advice notes.

    Lodgement of the timetable enables City of Gold Coast to ensure that all required conditions have been complied with prior to works commencing on site.

    This service seeks to minimise future compliance matters, alleviate the need to lodge retrospective reports or applications and allows for a streamline process at time of Plan Sealing (Standard Format Plan and Building Format Plan) applications and Material Change of Use Final inspections.

    This service is free of charge and can be lodged via email.

    View the City of Gold Coast's notice of works timetable online.
  • As Constructed project assessment

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    about 2 years ago

    Recently, a number of projects have been submitted to the City of Gold Coast’s Contributed Assets team for As Constructed assessment containing significant errors.These errors are adding substantial time to the assessing of projects.

    The timeframes for assessment are twenty (20) business days for Final As Cons and ten (10) business days for SLP assessments; in some instances the City is not meeting these requirements due to the additional time required to identify and correct application errors.

    Please refer to the Land development guidelines in Schedule 6 of City Plan; which outlines the City’s requirements for receiving As...

    Recently, a number of projects have been submitted to the City of Gold Coast’s Contributed Assets team for As Constructed assessment containing significant errors.These errors are adding substantial time to the assessing of projects.

    The timeframes for assessment are twenty (20) business days for Final As Cons and ten (10) business days for SLP assessments; in some instances the City is not meeting these requirements due to the additional time required to identify and correct application errors.

    Please refer to the Land development guidelines in Schedule 6 of City Plan; which outlines the City’s requirements for receiving As Constructed assessment projects.

    The City has also recently updated the As Constructed Lodgement form. Submissions are required to properly reflect applicable data with one of the key changes requiring applicants to provide the latest OPW Stamped Approved design drawings in PDF format.

    From the 1st July 2018 the City will be implementing the new reassessment fee on all projects that contain errors.

    In order to assess each submission fairly we request industry supply all the required information.

    We look forward to your cooperation in achieving better outcomes.


  • Water and Waste CCTV Submission Form

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    about 2 years ago


    Water and Waste has established a new form which is to be provided as part of all submissions for CCTV packages.

    The Water and Sewerage Connection CCTV Submission Form is available at: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/connections

    Each CCTV package must be in accordance with the Water and Sewerage Acceptance Testing Guide. Some important items include:

    • The RPEQ for the development is to review all of the test results and be satisfied that there are no defects, prior to submitting the information to Water and Waste
    • CCTV footage must be clear and sharp. Footage that is of poor ...


    Water and Waste has established a new form which is to be provided as part of all submissions for CCTV packages.

    The Water and Sewerage Connection CCTV Submission Form is available at: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/connections

    Each CCTV package must be in accordance with the Water and Sewerage Acceptance Testing Guide. Some important items include:

    • The RPEQ for the development is to review all of the test results and be satisfied that there are no defects, prior to submitting the information to Water and Waste
    • CCTV footage must be clear and sharp. Footage that is of poor resolution, out of focus and/or has poor lighting will be rejected and require the inspection to be performed again
    • The camera shall travel at a speed no greater than that which will permit the observer to anticipate arrival at all defects and features

    If the CCTV relates to an Operational Works (OPW) application, the following forms must also be signed-off by a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and included with the submission:

    • Assessment Test Result Review Check Sheet
    • CCTV Review Check Sheet

    CCTV forms will only be accepted by Water and Waste when submitting in person to the front counter at:

    City of Gold Coast
    Nerang Administration Building
    833 Nerang Southport, Nerang Road
    Nerang, QLD 4211

  • Debtor accounts administration change

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    about 2 years ago


    In late June, we are changing the way we manage debtor accounts, moving to a model of issuing an invoice per application and a monthly summary statement.

    This change affects debtor invoices and summary statements for searches and development applications. Customers may receive multiple invoices over a month and will receive their summary statements at the end of each month.

    Closer to the time, we will provide customers with a quick reference guide to help with the transition.

    More information:

    Searches: Selina Trotter 5581 5850

    Development applications: Cheryl Button 5582 8002


    In late June, we are changing the way we manage debtor accounts, moving to a model of issuing an invoice per application and a monthly summary statement.

    This change affects debtor invoices and summary statements for searches and development applications. Customers may receive multiple invoices over a month and will receive their summary statements at the end of each month.

    Closer to the time, we will provide customers with a quick reference guide to help with the transition.

    More information:

    Searches: Selina Trotter 5581 5850

    Development applications: Cheryl Button 5582 8002