Southport Special Entertainment Precinct

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The City is inviting you to have your say on the proposed Southport Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP).

Southport is home to a growing cluster of live music venues. Under the Gold Coast Music Action Plan, we have a vision for Southport to become a live music hub. A vibrant destination where locals can see world class artists.

To enable this, we are proposing the introduction of a SEP in two appropriately designated areas of Southport. This will help attract and retain live music venues with noise managed by Council under a new regulatory framework. Planning controls will ensure a vibrant and safe entertainment precinct with music venues and residential areas designed to be compatible.

The creation of a successful SEP in Southport requires amendments to the Southport PDA Development Scheme, amendment to Local Law No.16 (Licensing) 2008 and the creation of a new Subordinate Local Law No.16.9 (Amplified Music Venues) proposed below. Subsequent City Plan amendments will identify the SEP consistent with the Southport PDA Development Scheme.

For further information on the proposed Southport SEP, review the following documents:

* A marked-up version of Schedule 1 of the proposed new SLL that was inadvertently omitted from the version presented to Council on 12 October 2021 is available for you to view and download. The marked-up version contains identified necessary amendments identified following Council resolution. The corrective amendments are consistent with resolved proposed amendments to the Southport PDA Development Scheme.

Steps to having your say:

  • Complete the online submission form (below) or
  • Complete the Downloadable Submission Form Word or PDF which can be:
    • Scanned and emailed to gchaveyoursay@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
    • Posted to Chief Executive Officer, City of Gold Coast, PO Box 5042 GCMC QLD 9726
    • Delivered in person to a City of Gold Coast customer service centre.

Hard copies of the submission form and associated documents are also available at the above City of Gold Coast Customer Service Centre.

If you have any PDA development scheme questions you can email us at southportpda@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or give us a call on 1300 151 267. You can also visit us in person at one of our Talk to a Planner sessions.

Community engagement closes 5pm Wednesday 22 December 2021.

We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.

Note: Only properly made submissions will be considered. A submission is properly made to the extent that the submission relates only to the Southport PDA Development Scheme amendments, the local law amendment and/or the proposed new subordinate local law. A submission may be made, in writing, alternatively by the completion of the submission form. No acknowledgement will be issued on receipt of submissions.

The City is inviting you to have your say on the proposed Southport Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP).

Southport is home to a growing cluster of live music venues. Under the Gold Coast Music Action Plan, we have a vision for Southport to become a live music hub. A vibrant destination where locals can see world class artists.

To enable this, we are proposing the introduction of a SEP in two appropriately designated areas of Southport. This will help attract and retain live music venues with noise managed by Council under a new regulatory framework. Planning controls will ensure a vibrant and safe entertainment precinct with music venues and residential areas designed to be compatible.

The creation of a successful SEP in Southport requires amendments to the Southport PDA Development Scheme, amendment to Local Law No.16 (Licensing) 2008 and the creation of a new Subordinate Local Law No.16.9 (Amplified Music Venues) proposed below. Subsequent City Plan amendments will identify the SEP consistent with the Southport PDA Development Scheme.

For further information on the proposed Southport SEP, review the following documents:

* A marked-up version of Schedule 1 of the proposed new SLL that was inadvertently omitted from the version presented to Council on 12 October 2021 is available for you to view and download. The marked-up version contains identified necessary amendments identified following Council resolution. The corrective amendments are consistent with resolved proposed amendments to the Southport PDA Development Scheme.

Steps to having your say:

  • Complete the online submission form (below) or
  • Complete the Downloadable Submission Form Word or PDF which can be:
    • Scanned and emailed to gchaveyoursay@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
    • Posted to Chief Executive Officer, City of Gold Coast, PO Box 5042 GCMC QLD 9726
    • Delivered in person to a City of Gold Coast customer service centre.

Hard copies of the submission form and associated documents are also available at the above City of Gold Coast Customer Service Centre.

If you have any PDA development scheme questions you can email us at southportpda@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or give us a call on 1300 151 267. You can also visit us in person at one of our Talk to a Planner sessions.

Community engagement closes 5pm Wednesday 22 December 2021.

We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.

Note: Only properly made submissions will be considered. A submission is properly made to the extent that the submission relates only to the Southport PDA Development Scheme amendments, the local law amendment and/or the proposed new subordinate local law. A submission may be made, in writing, alternatively by the completion of the submission form. No acknowledgement will be issued on receipt of submissions.

Page last updated: 26 November 2021, 08:35