City of Gold Coast Planning and Development Hub

Welcome to the City of Gold Coast Planning and Development Hub - an online communication and engagement tool designed to help prepare for the launch of the City Plan.

The Hub has been 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;
  • updates; and
  • fortnightly alerts.
To become a member of this important hub, please click on "register to get involved" now.

Welcome to the City of Gold Coast Planning and Development Hub - an online communication and engagement tool designed to help prepare for the launch of the City Plan.

The Hub has been 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;
  • updates; and
  • fortnightly alerts.
To become a member of this important hub, please click on "register to get involved" now.

News Feed

  • New Planning Legislation

    8 days ago
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    On 12 May 2016 the State Government adopted the Planning Act 2016, the Planning and Environment Court Act 2016 and the Planning (consequential) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016.

    This new legislation is to commence mid-2017 and will create a contemporary framework for delivering planning and development across Queensland. Upon commencement they will replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 as Queensland’s principal planning legislation.

    The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) have released interim Development Assessment Rules and the Minister’s Guidelines and Rules relevant to plan making and the designation of infrastructure, which will support the Planning Act... Continue reading

    On 12 May 2016 the State Government adopted the Planning Act 2016, the Planning and Environment Court Act 2016 and the Planning (consequential) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016.

    This new legislation is to commence mid-2017 and will create a contemporary framework for delivering planning and development across Queensland. Upon commencement they will replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 as Queensland’s principal planning legislation.

    The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) have released interim Development Assessment Rules and the Minister’s Guidelines and Rules relevant to plan making and the designation of infrastructure, which will support the Planning Act 2016. Click here to access DILGP website for further details.

    DILGP are holding a series of workshops throughout the state to help stakeholders to start the process for transitioning people, processes and systems to align with and enable work to occur under the new legislation. A number of City officers are due to attend one of these workshops at the end of July.

    State has also prepared a webcast (watch here) that outlines some of the key changes and topics for discussion at the workshop.

    After the workshops with State, Council will need to decide how and when to align the City Plan with the new legislation. The commencement of the changes to City Plan will depend on the nature of the changes required.


  • Local Government Infrastructure Plan Update

    12 days ago
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    Changes to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) in July 2014 resulted in the Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) becoming the City’s transitional Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP). The current transitional LGIP will remain in place until a new LGIP is completed.

    Preparation of a new LGIP has commenced and will be developed over the next two years. This process will include:

    • preparation of the draft LGIP
    • first third-party review
    • first State review
    • public notice period
    • respond to submissions
    • second third-party review
    • second State review
    • Council adoption and commencement.

    Council is currently preparing the draft LGIP and it is anticipated it... Continue reading

    Changes to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) in July 2014 resulted in the Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) becoming the City’s transitional Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP). The current transitional LGIP will remain in place until a new LGIP is completed.

    Preparation of a new LGIP has commenced and will be developed over the next two years. This process will include:

    • preparation of the draft LGIP
    • first third-party review
    • first State review
    • public notice period
    • respond to submissions
    • second third-party review
    • second State review
    • Council adoption and commencement.

    Council is currently preparing the draft LGIP and it is anticipated it will be submitted to the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning in 2017 for its first State review.

    For questions regarding the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), please contact the Infrastructure Planning Team on 07 5582 8925.


  • You can now lodge your plumbing applications online

    12 days ago
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    Looking to lodge a plumbing application? You can now lodge and pay your plumbing and drainage application online through our website. You don’t need to stand in a queue at a Customer Service Centre or post your application. Simply lodge it anytime, anywhere. The online application replaces the need to complete two forms, it’s compatible with most smartphones, tablets and PCs and you can even save it and come back later. Applications can be lodged and paid for online at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/plumbing

    Looking to lodge a plumbing application? You can now lodge and pay your plumbing and drainage application online through our website. You don’t need to stand in a queue at a Customer Service Centre or post your application. Simply lodge it anytime, anywhere. The online application replaces the need to complete two forms, it’s compatible with most smartphones, tablets and PCs and you can even save it and come back later. Applications can be lodged and paid for online at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/plumbing

  • Charges Resolution Update

    12 days ago
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    Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution Version 1.2 of 2015 (Charges Resolution) took effect on 1 July 2016. This version of the Charges Resolution will apply to development approvals granted from this date and contains three changes as outlined below:

    1. Discounts for Secondary dwelling and Family accommodation developments

    Secondary dwelling under City Plan replaces the 2003 planning scheme ‘Family accommodation’ land use. Secondary dwelling or Family accommodation development is exempt from the requirement to pay infrastructure charges if the approved GFA is 80m2 or less. The threshold... Continue reading

    Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution Version 1.2 of 2015 (Charges Resolution) took effect on 1 July 2016. This version of the Charges Resolution will apply to development approvals granted from this date and contains three changes as outlined below:

    1. Discounts for Secondary dwelling and Family accommodation developments

    Secondary dwelling under City Plan replaces the 2003 planning scheme ‘Family accommodation’ land use. Secondary dwelling or Family accommodation development is exempt from the requirement to pay infrastructure charges if the approved GFA is 80m2 or less. The threshold for this discount now aligns with the self-assessable development criteria threshold for Secondary dwellings under City Plan.

    An Infrastructure Charge Notice will still be issued in the amount of $0, however may be revised if the approval is subsequently amended such that the development does not qualify for the exemption. Previously the discount applied to dwellings up to 100m2 but restricted occupancy to only include family members or carers of the occupants of the primary dwelling. In order to qualify for the exemption, occupation is no longer restricted to only family or carers; however, the definition of a Secondary dwelling requires occupants to be part of the same household as the primary dwelling. For further details see section 5.4 of the Charges Resolution v1.2 of 2015.

    2. Parking Stations

    Parking station under City Plan replaces the 2003 planning scheme ‘Car park’ land use. For Parking stations approved from 1 July 2016, infrastructure charges will be payable only for the amount of additional impervious area they provide. This is charged at the same rate applied to impervious area for all non-residential uses. A Parking station is defined as premises used for parking vehicles where the parking is not ancillary to another use. Further details are available in table 2 of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution v1.2 of 2015.

    3. Definition of Suite

    The definition of Suite has been amended to provide further clarity, particularly with its application for charging approved Short and Long term accommodation development applications. Further details can be found in the definition section of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution v1.2 of 2015.

    The changes to the charging of Secondary dwelling, Family accommodation and Parking station will be reviewed after a year of operation.

    For questions regarding the Charges Resolution, please contact the Infrastructure Planning Team on 07 5582 8925.


  • Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan 2016 City Building Seminar 21 July 2016

    20 days ago
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    The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) will be a vibrant, world renowned community of ideas, life and innovation.

    Already home to Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University and Gold Coast Private Hospital, the 200-hectare site capitalises on the opportunity to develop an integrated and collaborative location for learning, research, knowledge creation and the commercialisation of newly developed technologies.

    The 29 hectare Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA) will be used as the Commonwealth Games Village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018). After GC2018, the Parklands PDA will become a permanent mixed use community incorporating residential, retail, commercial... Continue reading

    The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) will be a vibrant, world renowned community of ideas, life and innovation.

    Already home to Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University and Gold Coast Private Hospital, the 200-hectare site capitalises on the opportunity to develop an integrated and collaborative location for learning, research, knowledge creation and the commercialisation of newly developed technologies.

    The 29 hectare Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA) will be used as the Commonwealth Games Village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018). After GC2018, the Parklands PDA will become a permanent mixed use community incorporating residential, retail, commercial and open space land uses to support the Health and Knowledge Precinct.

    The recently released master plan for GCHKP presents the PDA vision and positions this precinct as one of Queensland’s important emerging centres of the new knowledge economy.

    In this presentation Peter Edwards from leading urban design firm Archipelago will overview the master plan, its underlying principles and present for discussion a vision for its far reaching effect as an economic catalyst.

    12.30pm
    Thursday
    21July 2016

    Arts Centre Gold Coast
    135 Bundall Road,
    Surfers Paradise

    Refreshments from midday, speaker from 12.30pm

    RSVP lmcmeekin@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
    Planning & Environment Directorate.


  • New online development application submission form

    about 1 month ago
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    A new online web form has been launched to assist the community in lodging a development application submission.

    The online web form simplifies the process of completing a development application submission and allows for the uploading of attachments.

    Submitters will receive an acknowledgment email advising their submission has been received and it will streamline the way council processes the submissions internally.

    Whilst the online form is the preferred method of lodging a submission, alternative methods of lodging will still be available to the community. These include email to mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au, via post or in person at any of our Customer... Continue reading

    A new online web form has been launched to assist the community in lodging a development application submission.

    The online web form simplifies the process of completing a development application submission and allows for the uploading of attachments.

    Submitters will receive an acknowledgment email advising their submission has been received and it will streamline the way council processes the submissions internally.

    Whilst the online form is the preferred method of lodging a submission, alternative methods of lodging will still be available to the community. These include email to mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au, via post or in person at any of our Customer Service branches.

    A hardcopy PDF form is still available on the Have Your Say on a Development Application webpage. Please note: the new webpage has been updated with the new content and link to the web form https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/contact-planning/development-application-feedback.aspx

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Planning Enquires Centre (PEC) on (07) 5582 8708 or Development Assessment & Improvement (DA&I) Project Office on (07) 5582 8007.


  • Introducing Chean-Piau Lau

    about 1 month ago
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    Lau (Chean-Piau Lau) has returned to the City of Gold Coast (City) almost 10 years after leaving the City Planning branch in 2006. During that time he worked on and delivered Priority Infrastructure Plans (PIPs) for Brisbane City Council and Toowoomba Regional Council.

    Most recently, prior to joining the City, he was employed by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) as a development manager responsible for the delivery of strategic infrastructure plans, recovery of infrastructure charges for major greenfield Priority Development Areas (PDAs) and he led infrastructure agreement negotiations on EDQ’s behalf.

    He has qualifications in property valuation, urban/regional planning and development... Continue reading

    Lau (Chean-Piau Lau) has returned to the City of Gold Coast (City) almost 10 years after leaving the City Planning branch in 2006. During that time he worked on and delivered Priority Infrastructure Plans (PIPs) for Brisbane City Council and Toowoomba Regional Council.

    Most recently, prior to joining the City, he was employed by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) as a development manager responsible for the delivery of strategic infrastructure plans, recovery of infrastructure charges for major greenfield Priority Development Areas (PDAs) and he led infrastructure agreement negotiations on EDQ’s behalf.

    He has qualifications in property valuation, urban/regional planning and development planning.
  • Conflicts and sufficient grounds information session

    about 1 month ago
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    Please join City of Gold Coast officers, planning consultants Buckley Vann and legal representatives from Corrs Chambers Westgarth on Tuesday July 5 for an information session on conflicts and sufficient grounds.

    This session will look at examples of sufficient grounds and how to determine a conflict with the City Plan.


    Event Details

    When:
    Tuesday 05 July
    9.45am - 12.00pm

    Where:
    Paradise Room
    Gold Coast Arts Centre
    135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise

    RSVP:
    To secure your spot please RSVP via email to PEReformTeam@goldcoast.qld.gov.au before COB Wednesday 29 June.

    Note: Registration is at 9.45am with refreshments available at the Lakeside Terrace

    Please join City of Gold Coast officers, planning consultants Buckley Vann and legal representatives from Corrs Chambers Westgarth on Tuesday July 5 for an information session on conflicts and sufficient grounds.

    This session will look at examples of sufficient grounds and how to determine a conflict with the City Plan.


    Event Details

    When:
    Tuesday 05 July
    9.45am - 12.00pm

    Where:
    Paradise Room
    Gold Coast Arts Centre
    135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise

    RSVP:
    To secure your spot please RSVP via email to PEReformTeam@goldcoast.qld.gov.au before COB Wednesday 29 June.

    Note: Registration is at 9.45am with refreshments available at the Lakeside Terrace
  • Introducing Andrew Young

    about 1 month ago
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    Andrew Young commenced as the Executive Coordinator Contributed Assets and Compliance within the City Development Branch in September 2015. Andrew joined the City of Gold Coast after working for the last 13 years as a lawyer based in Brisbane practicing in planning, environment and local government law.

    During this time Andrew worked predominantly with local governments including the Gold Coast, on a range of planning appeals, enforcement, infrastructure delivery and charging and local law matters.

    Andrew is enjoying the diversity and challenges within City Development and is looking forward to working with his skilled team to deliver great outcomes for... Continue reading

    Andrew Young commenced as the Executive Coordinator Contributed Assets and Compliance within the City Development Branch in September 2015. Andrew joined the City of Gold Coast after working for the last 13 years as a lawyer based in Brisbane practicing in planning, environment and local government law.

    During this time Andrew worked predominantly with local governments including the Gold Coast, on a range of planning appeals, enforcement, infrastructure delivery and charging and local law matters.

    Andrew is enjoying the diversity and challenges within City Development and is looking forward to working with his skilled team to deliver great outcomes for the City.

    In his spare time Andrew enjoys kayaking and swinging golf clubs on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


  • 100 Days Industry Presentation

    2 months ago
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    More than 100 industry repesentatives attended last Friday's City of Gold Coast industry breakfast to mark 100 days since the City Plan commenced. A presentation by Planning & Environment Director Dyan Currie shared insights on key learnings, application levels, completed initiatives and future projects. Click here to view the full presentation

    More than 100 industry repesentatives attended last Friday's City of Gold Coast industry breakfast to mark 100 days since the City Plan commenced. A presentation by Planning & Environment Director Dyan Currie shared insights on key learnings, application levels, completed initiatives and future projects. Click here to view the full presentation