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 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 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 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 become a member of this important hub, please click on 'register to get involved' now.


  • REMINDER: City Plan major updates industry briefing

    22 days ago
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    Don’t forget to RSVP for our industry briefing being held at the Arts Centre Gold Coast, 3.30pm-5.30pm Tuesday 3 October 2017.The briefing will launch public consultation for the first major updates to the City Plan and provide an overview of the items in each of the update packages.

    Major Update 1 and 1B, Major Update to City Plan Policies (Schedule 6) and draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan Major Amendment 1 will all be open for public comment from Wednesday 4 October 2017 until Wednesday 15 November 2017.

    RSVP: mcousins@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

    Don’t forget to RSVP for our industry briefing being held at the Arts Centre Gold Coast, 3.30pm-5.30pm Tuesday 3 October 2017.The briefing will launch public consultation for the first major updates to the City Plan and provide an overview of the items in each of the update packages.

    Major Update 1 and 1B, Major Update to City Plan Policies (Schedule 6) and draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan Major Amendment 1 will all be open for public comment from Wednesday 4 October 2017 until Wednesday 15 November 2017.

    RSVP: mcousins@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
  • Nightingale: delivering the vision for future housing

    22 days ago
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    Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to support, promote and advocate for high-quality housing that is ecologically, socially and financially sustainable.

    Jeremy McLeod will showcase how the Nightingale development model works with architects, project managers, councils and consortiums committed to better, more sustainable urban housing. He will explain how Nightingale links purchasers and architects to make sure new homes are designed for the community with the community. He will also articulate why our communities deserve better urban spaces and advocate for housing that makes a positive neighbourhood contribution with the financial, social and ... Continue reading

    Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to support, promote and advocate for high-quality housing that is ecologically, socially and financially sustainable.

    Jeremy McLeod will showcase how the Nightingale development model works with architects, project managers, councils and consortiums committed to better, more sustainable urban housing. He will explain how Nightingale links purchasers and architects to make sure new homes are designed for the community with the community. He will also articulate why our communities deserve better urban spaces and advocate for housing that makes a positive neighbourhood contribution with the financial, social and environmental benefits of truly sustainable housing.

    After the presentation a panel will be convened to discuss the future direction of affordable medium density residential development with Jeremy and the following guest speakers:

    Leah Lang, City Architect, City of Gold Coast

    Professor Adrian Carter, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University

    Amy Degenhart, Director, degenhartSHEDD

    As the Gold Coast moves to infill development and expands its light rail transit corridor, could this form of development create a valuable new typology for the city?

    Jeremy McLeod bio

    Jeremy is the founding Director of Breathe Architecture, a team of dedicated architects who have built a reputation for delivering high quality design and sustainable architecture for all scale projects.

    Breathe Architecture focuses on sustainable urbanisation and in particular investigating how to deliver more affordable urban housing to Melbournians.

    Breathe Architecture instigated The Commons housing project in Brunswick and are collaborating with other Melbourne architects to deliver the Nightingale model. Nightingale is intended to be an architect led open source housing model. Jeremy believes that through collaboration, architects can drive real positive change in this city we call home.

    Details

    Date: Thursday 26 October 2017

    Time: 12pm refreshments | 12:15pm presentation

    Venue: Arts Centre Gold Coast, Lakeside Terrace, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

    RSVP: oca@goldcoast.qld.gov.au


  • Nightingale housing workshop: register your interest

    22 days ago
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    Expressions of interest are sought from leading consultants, professionals and developers interested in applying the Nightingale model on the Gold Coast. Jeremy McLeod, founder of Nightingale housing, will lead a workshop immediately following the public lecture at the Arts Centre Gold Coast 2-3:30pm, 26 October 2017. This small workshop will provide details on how to run a Nightingale project including project criteria are, how other Nightingale projects have been delivered and received, and what it is needed to deliver a Nightingale project on the Gold Coast. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with an industry leader. Spaces... Continue reading

    Expressions of interest are sought from leading consultants, professionals and developers interested in applying the Nightingale model on the Gold Coast. Jeremy McLeod, founder of Nightingale housing, will lead a workshop immediately following the public lecture at the Arts Centre Gold Coast 2-3:30pm, 26 October 2017. This small workshop will provide details on how to run a Nightingale project including project criteria are, how other Nightingale projects have been delivered and received, and what it is needed to deliver a Nightingale project on the Gold Coast. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with an industry leader. Spaces are strictly limited.

    More information

    www.nightingalehousing.org

    Expressions of interest

    Email a short description about why you would like to be considered for a workshop space to nbennetts@goldcoast.qld.gov.au by 12 October 2017.


  • Mick Moran appointed Manager City Development

    about 1 month ago
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    Mick Moran has been appointed to the role of Manager City Development. Mick has more than 15 years of professional planning experience with the Queensland Government, Sinclair Knight Merz and the City of Gold Coast. The City Development Branch is responsible for development assessment, appeals, development compliance, contributed assets, plumbing and drainage and place making projects.

    Mick Moran has been appointed to the role of Manager City Development. Mick has more than 15 years of professional planning experience with the Queensland Government, Sinclair Knight Merz and the City of Gold Coast. The City Development Branch is responsible for development assessment, appeals, development compliance, contributed assets, plumbing and drainage and place making projects.

  • Public consultation dates confirmed for major updates to the City Plan

    about 1 month ago
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    Council of the City of Gold Coast recently endorsed the first major updates to the City Plan to go out for public consultation. Major Update 1 and 1B, Major Update to City Plan Policies (Schedule 6) and draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan Major Amendment 1 will all be open for public comment from Wednesday 4 October 2017 until Wednesday 15 November 2017. Public consultation will commence with an industry briefing which will be advised under a separate invitation. In addition to the briefing, five city-wide events will be held during the consultation period, details for these events will be released... Continue reading

    Council of the City of Gold Coast recently endorsed the first major updates to the City Plan to go out for public consultation. Major Update 1 and 1B, Major Update to City Plan Policies (Schedule 6) and draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan Major Amendment 1 will all be open for public comment from Wednesday 4 October 2017 until Wednesday 15 November 2017. Public consultation will commence with an industry briefing which will be advised under a separate invitation. In addition to the briefing, five city-wide events will be held during the consultation period, details for these events will be released in the coming weeks.


  • Plan Sealing transition period ends

    about 2 months ago
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    The City granted a transitional period to assist applicants to understand new lodgement requirements for Subdivision of Survey Plans. From 4 September 2017, all submitted applications must now comply with the City’s new requirements. If an application fails to meet the criteria, the City will issue a Subdivision Incomplete Request Notice and the application will not progress until the relevant criteria have been met. For further information please refer to the plan sealing webpage.


    The City granted a transitional period to assist applicants to understand new lodgement requirements for Subdivision of Survey Plans. From 4 September 2017, all submitted applications must now comply with the City’s new requirements. If an application fails to meet the criteria, the City will issue a Subdivision Incomplete Request Notice and the application will not progress until the relevant criteria have been met. For further information please refer to the plan sealing webpage.


  • New development conditions go live 4 September 2017

    about 2 months ago
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    In order to improve our customer experience, Council has reviewed and prepared a new suite of development conditions. The suite of development conditions has a new look and feel and will improve efficiency, consistency and ease of understanding.

    Along with approved plans and drawings, development conditions are a key mechanism for achieving the built aspirations of the City, as expressed in the City Plan. It is important development conditions are consistently written and applied to convey the broader desired planning outcomes and objectives of the City at a site by site, development by development level.

    These new conditions will be... Continue reading

    In order to improve our customer experience, Council has reviewed and prepared a new suite of development conditions. The suite of development conditions has a new look and feel and will improve efficiency, consistency and ease of understanding.

    Along with approved plans and drawings, development conditions are a key mechanism for achieving the built aspirations of the City, as expressed in the City Plan. It is important development conditions are consistently written and applied to convey the broader desired planning outcomes and objectives of the City at a site by site, development by development level.

    These new conditions will be applied to Material Change of Use, Reconfiguring a Lot and Operational Work approvals.

    These development conditions provide the common elements of the conditions package and would be generally applicable across a variety of circumstances. Additional information (as needed) will be inserted to make them relevant to the proposed development being approved.

    In addition, unique “application specific” development conditions could also be imposed. These “application specific” conditions will be crafted as needed and follow the same drafting approach as the development conditions.

    Drafting of the new development conditions revolved around the philosophy to improve the customer experience and included the following principles:

    • are adaptable and easier to maintain

    • are legally sound, aligned to policy and planning instruments

    • provide consistency in the way conditions are drafted and applied

    • meet the criteria for what constitutes a condition

    Council’s suite of development conditions have been prepared with input from a variety of internal and external stakeholders and have been legally reviewed prior to implementation.

    The development conditions booklet is available on our website . For enquiries, please contact Planning Assessment on 07 5582 8866.


  • 'As-Constructed' Data Capture Guidelines updated

    about 2 months ago
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    The City’s 'As-Constructed' Data Capture Guidelines have been updated to Version 1.3. Changes primarily relate to the alignment of water and sewer as-constructed requirements with the SEQ Design and Construction Code. They include notes explaining the differences between the ADAC requirements and the City’s requirements in asset attribution.

    All changes have been underlined in the document and a grace period of two months applies for as-constructed information that has previously been submitted or is in the process of being submitted.

    The Guidelines are available on the City’s website.


    The City’s 'As-Constructed' Data Capture Guidelines have been updated to Version 1.3. Changes primarily relate to the alignment of water and sewer as-constructed requirements with the SEQ Design and Construction Code. They include notes explaining the differences between the ADAC requirements and the City’s requirements in asset attribution.

    All changes have been underlined in the document and a grace period of two months applies for as-constructed information that has previously been submitted or is in the process of being submitted.

    The Guidelines are available on the City’s website.


  • Mandatory change form for minor or other change applications

    about 2 months ago
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    Under section 78 of the Planning Act 2016, to change a development approval a person MUST submit a change application on the approved form: Planning Act Form 5 – Change application. Failure to provide this completed form along with any supporting information will result in a Notice of Non-Acceptance Letter as the application will not meet requirements.

    It is important when making a change application to be aware of whether the application is for a minor change to be assessed under section 81 of the Planning Act 2016 or for an ‘other’ change to be assessed under section 82... Continue reading

    Under section 78 of the Planning Act 2016, to change a development approval a person MUST submit a change application on the approved form: Planning Act Form 5 – Change application. Failure to provide this completed form along with any supporting information will result in a Notice of Non-Acceptance Letter as the application will not meet requirements.

    It is important when making a change application to be aware of whether the application is for a minor change to be assessed under section 81 of the Planning Act 2016 or for an ‘other’ change to be assessed under section 82 of the Planning Act 2016.

    The new Planning Act Form 5 – Change application is NOT used when changing a development application before it has been decided. Section 52(1) of the Act provides ‘an applicant may change or withdraw a development application, before the application is decided, by a notice given to the assessment manager and, for a withdrawn application, any referral agency’.

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  • Determining the height of development proposals

    about 2 months ago
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    A practice note has been developed to assist in the determination of height, which is used to establish the correct level of assessment and compliance with acceptable outcomes.

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    A practice note has been developed to assist in the determination of height, which is used to establish the correct level of assessment and compliance with acceptable outcomes.

    View practice note