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.


  • Building near or over sewerage infrastructure

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    19 days ago

    We have completed a guideline to help customers better understand the process relating to building near or over sewerage infrastructure. This guideline explains how to achieve compliance with the Performance Requirements listed in the Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 1.4 (QDC MP1.4) including what we consider to be the minimum dimensions for construction near sewerage assets, and what information is required when lodging a Referral Agency Assessment for this work.

    The current Build Over Sewer (BOS) form which is submitted directly to us for review is being discontinued. All applications requiring referral in accordance with the QDC MP1.4 will need...

    We have completed a guideline to help customers better understand the process relating to building near or over sewerage infrastructure. This guideline explains how to achieve compliance with the Performance Requirements listed in the Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 1.4 (QDC MP1.4) including what we consider to be the minimum dimensions for construction near sewerage assets, and what information is required when lodging a Referral Agency Assessment for this work.

    The current Build Over Sewer (BOS) form which is submitted directly to us for review is being discontinued. All applications requiring referral in accordance with the QDC MP1.4 will need to be referred through the Referral Agency Assessment process in accordance with the Planning Act 2016. Where proposed building works comply with the QDC MP1.4 Acceptable Solutions but are located within a sewerage easement, a new process called Build Over Sewer Easement (BOSE) has been created to provide consent for these works to occur. This process is outlined in the new guideline and form located on our website at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/connections

    Iplex Pipelines Products:

    Iplex Pipelines water and sewerage products will be back on the Civil Infrastructure Products and Materials (IPAM) list when it is next published in August 2020. Until then, all previously approved Iplex Pipelines products will be accepted by us for construction of water and sewerage assets on the Gold Coast.


    Resources for working near water and sewerage infrastructure:

    goldcoast.qld.gov.au/working-near-water-sewerage-infrastructure-41617.html


    Information about Water and Waste on the Gold Coast:

    goldcoast.qld.gov.au/environment/water-wastewater-7844.html


    To speak with us directly on this matter, please contact Water and Waste on (07) 5582 8313.

  • Consultation open for The Spit Master Plan implementation (key development sites)

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    about 2 months ago



    The Spit Master Plan was released by State Government in May 2019 following a comprehensive 18-month master planning process with extensive public consultation. To unlock economic opportunities and enhance the recreational offering at The Spit, the State Government is leading a site-release program.

    To ensure future development aligns with the Master Plan, and in response to a Ministerial Direction received from State Government, the City of Gold Coast is proposing an amendment to the Gold Coast City Plan.

    You can learn more and have your say on the proposed amendment before 19 June 2020.

    gchaveyoursay.com.au/thespitkeydevelopmentsites



    The Spit Master Plan was released by State Government in May 2019 following a comprehensive 18-month master planning process with extensive public consultation. To unlock economic opportunities and enhance the recreational offering at The Spit, the State Government is leading a site-release program.

    To ensure future development aligns with the Master Plan, and in response to a Ministerial Direction received from State Government, the City of Gold Coast is proposing an amendment to the Gold Coast City Plan.

    You can learn more and have your say on the proposed amendment before 19 June 2020.

    gchaveyoursay.com.au/thespitkeydevelopmentsites

  • Our City Our Plan – Jefferson Lane out for public consultation

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    2 months ago

    We received more than 1600 submissions of feedback during the first two consultation periods of Our City Our Plan, which significantly influenced the proposed changes to City Plan.

    Feedback received during the second round of public consultation highlighted an error in the Residential density overlay map for Jefferson Lane.

    We are therefore undertaking a third round of public consultation from 12 May to 10 June 2020 to give you every opportunity to provide feedback on this item.

    gchaveyoursay.com.au/ourcityourplan

    We received more than 1600 submissions of feedback during the first two consultation periods of Our City Our Plan, which significantly influenced the proposed changes to City Plan.

    Feedback received during the second round of public consultation highlighted an error in the Residential density overlay map for Jefferson Lane.

    We are therefore undertaking a third round of public consultation from 12 May to 10 June 2020 to give you every opportunity to provide feedback on this item.

    gchaveyoursay.com.au/ourcityourplan

  • The Spit Master Plan Implementation (Key Development Sites) endorsed for public consultation

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    2 months ago

    To ensure future development opportunities on The Spit align with The Spit Master Plan, the City of Gold Coast, under the direction of State Government, is proposing updates to the Gold Coast City Plan.

    Council has endorsed public consultation for the proposed amendment package, The Spit Master Plan Implementation (Key Development Sites). The package will ensure that zoning, levels of assessment and assessment benchmarks are consistent with the intent of the Master Plan.

    The City has now submitted the amendment package to the Chief Executive of the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, requesting approval to commence public...

    To ensure future development opportunities on The Spit align with The Spit Master Plan, the City of Gold Coast, under the direction of State Government, is proposing updates to the Gold Coast City Plan.

    Council has endorsed public consultation for the proposed amendment package, The Spit Master Plan Implementation (Key Development Sites). The package will ensure that zoning, levels of assessment and assessment benchmarks are consistent with the intent of the Master Plan.

    The City has now submitted the amendment package to the Chief Executive of the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, requesting approval to commence public consultation later this month. You are encouraged to have your say on the proposed updates during the engagement period, which is scheduled to commence on 21 May 2020.

  • City Development update: Changes to how we will be delivering services to customers

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    4 months ago

    We are working through a range of measures to maintain our level of service while protecting the health and well-being of our staff, customers and community.

    Our City Development Branch is continuing with the assessment of applications, sealing of survey plans, contributed assets inspections and development compliance matters. However, we are temporarily changing the way we interact with our customers.

    We will no longer be holding face-to-face meetings for pre-lodgements or other meetings associated with development applications. Instead, our assessment officers will be available by teleconferencing, email and phone.

    For on-site inspections, the following procedures are now in place to...

    We are working through a range of measures to maintain our level of service while protecting the health and well-being of our staff, customers and community.

    Our City Development Branch is continuing with the assessment of applications, sealing of survey plans, contributed assets inspections and development compliance matters. However, we are temporarily changing the way we interact with our customers.

    We will no longer be holding face-to-face meetings for pre-lodgements or other meetings associated with development applications. Instead, our assessment officers will be available by teleconferencing, email and phone.

    For on-site inspections, the following procedures are now in place to ensure the health and safety of officers:

    • City Officers will call prior to attending a site inspection.
    • City Officers will undertake site inspections alone. Once the site inspection is complete, the Officer will call you to discuss.
    • If you believe it is essential to be on-site during an inspection, please discuss with the City Officer. This will not be guaranteed and will be assessed on an individual basis. If a site representative is permitted to be on-site, it will be limited to one site representative only.

    These arrangements may change without notice as the COVID-19 situation develops. We appreciate your understanding as we work through the situation we are all in.

    We are here to support you. Please contact our team on 5582 8184 if you have any questions.

  • Relaxation of enforcement of supermarket deliveries

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    4 months ago

    We understand that the COVID-19 virus has created uncertainty and new challenges for our community. In response to the evolving situation, I want you to feel assured that we're taking steps to minimise the impact and protect the health and wellbeing of our community, as well as ensuring we are supporting your business where we can.

    To assist our supermarkets to keep their stores and shelves well stocked, I can confirm that our City will not be taking development compliance or enforcement action in relation to deliveries outside of normal operating hours.

    The extent of this exemption is limited to...

    We understand that the COVID-19 virus has created uncertainty and new challenges for our community. In response to the evolving situation, I want you to feel assured that we're taking steps to minimise the impact and protect the health and wellbeing of our community, as well as ensuring we are supporting your business where we can.

    To assist our supermarkets to keep their stores and shelves well stocked, I can confirm that our City will not be taking development compliance or enforcement action in relation to deliveries outside of normal operating hours.

    The extent of this exemption is limited to the activities directly associated with the delivery and unloading of goods for supermarkets. At this stage, this position will be in effect until 1 May 2020. The City will monitor the situation and further consideration will be given as to whether this time frame will be extended. This will be communicated to you all prior to 1 May 2020.

    There is an expectation that supermarkets and delivery operators will take all reasonable measures to reduce amenity impacts on any nearby residential properties during this time.

    I also understand the State Government is working on measures in relation to this matter and this will be communicated as it becomes available.

    Our team is here to support you. If you have any questions in relation to this matter, please contact our team on 5582 8184.

    Take care,

    Alisha

    Alisha Swain

    Director - Economy, Planning and Environment - City of Gold Coast

  • Regulatory amendments: Koala Regulations, Final Mapping and DA 1 Forms now in effect

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    5 months ago

    The State Government has increased protection for koalas in South East Queensland with amendments to the planning framework including Development Assessment (DA Form 1), Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017, Planning Regulation 2017 and Vegetation Management Regulation 2012.

    Links to more information:
    amended regulations
    new regulatory framework
    property-scale koala habitat maps (by requesting a free vegetation management report)
    koala habitat mapping

    The State Government has increased protection for koalas in South East Queensland with amendments to the planning framework including Development Assessment (DA Form 1), Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017, Planning Regulation 2017 and Vegetation Management Regulation 2012.

    Links to more information:
    amended regulations
    new regulatory framework
    property-scale koala habitat maps (by requesting a free vegetation management report)
    koala habitat mapping

  • Our City Our Plan - Information sessions

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    6 months ago

    Due to inclement weather, we have rescheduled the Chirn Park Talk to a planner session to:

    Date: 9am - 12pm Saturday 1 February

    Location: Cnr of Chirn Cres and Turpin Rd, Chirn Park

    For a more information on Our City Our Plan information sessions, visit gchaveyoursay.com.au/ourcityourplan


    Due to inclement weather, we have rescheduled the Chirn Park Talk to a planner session to:

    Date: 9am - 12pm Saturday 1 February

    Location: Cnr of Chirn Cres and Turpin Rd, Chirn Park

    For a more information on Our City Our Plan information sessions, visit gchaveyoursay.com.au/ourcityourplan


  • Proposed updates to landslide hazard mapping

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    6 months ago

    To enhance the city’s resilience to natural hazards, we are proposing updates to the landslide hazard overlay map in the City Plan.

    The new mapping uses higher resolution photography and topography, providing a more accurate representation of landslide risk.

    The proposed mapping update will go to full Council on Thursday 30 January for consideration before being submitted to the State Government for consideration and assessment. The draft mapping and information will be made available via the City's website in the coming weeks.

    There will be an opportunity to make a submission during the public consultation period following the State review...

    To enhance the city’s resilience to natural hazards, we are proposing updates to the landslide hazard overlay map in the City Plan.

    The new mapping uses higher resolution photography and topography, providing a more accurate representation of landslide risk.

    The proposed mapping update will go to full Council on Thursday 30 January for consideration before being submitted to the State Government for consideration and assessment. The draft mapping and information will be made available via the City's website in the coming weeks.

    There will be an opportunity to make a submission during the public consultation period following the State review.
  • Have your say on significant changes to Our City Our Plan

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    6 months ago

    We recently asked for your feedback on Our City Our Plan to help shape the future of the Gold Coast.

    We received 1203 submissions, totalling 14,399 points, during the consultation period from 27 September – 11 November 2019.

    We have assessed submissions and are proposing significantly different changes to 11 of the 34 items.

    These changes are in relation to:

    · Items 1&2 - Building height overlay map and new building height categories

    · Item 3 - New Low-medium density residential zone

    · Item 9 - Built form improvements

    · Item 11 - Existing Light rail urban renewal area overlay...

    We recently asked for your feedback on Our City Our Plan to help shape the future of the Gold Coast.

    We received 1203 submissions, totalling 14,399 points, during the consultation period from 27 September – 11 November 2019.

    We have assessed submissions and are proposing significantly different changes to 11 of the 34 items.

    These changes are in relation to:

    · Items 1&2 - Building height overlay map and new building height categories

    · Item 3 - New Low-medium density residential zone

    · Item 9 - Built form improvements

    · Item 11 - Existing Light rail urban renewal area overlay map

    · Item 14 -Driveways and vehicle crossings update

    · Item 15 - Targeted growth areas

    · Item 16 - Urban expansion: Upper Coomera Investigation area

    · Item 20 - Neighbourhood centre improvements

    · Item 22 - Environmental mapping

    · Item 23 - Rural and Rural residential landscape and environment precinct

    · Item 26 - Community infrastructure – interface areas

    Consultation runs until 12 February 2020.

    For more information visit: gchaveyoursay.com.au/ourcityourplan