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City Plan major updates

Consultation has concluded

City Plan Major Update 1 & 1B recently reached another milestone with the finalisation of the submission review phase.

Following public consultation of Major 1 and 1B, the City reviewed all properly made submissions and a Council response to each submission has been outlined in the Submissions Report. All valid submitter's will receive a formal response from the City including their unique submission number, information on how to find their points of submission and Council’s subsequent response.

View the submissions report.

How to view your submission response

If you made a submission you will receive a formal response from the City, which will include your unique submission number (e.g. COM001). Using this unique submission number you can find the comments/points of submission you raised and Council’s subsequent response.

To find Council’s response to your submission, use the following instructions:

  • For PC, press Ctrl-F (hold down the control key on your keyboard and press ‘F’)
  • For Mac, press Command-F (hold down the command key and press ‘F’)

A search field should appear on your screen. Enter your unique submission number in the search field and click “Enter”. If your submissions raised more than one issue there will be multiple responses throughout the report. To find all responses against your submission number use the following instructions:

  • For PC, use the arrow keys to the right of the find box
  • For Mac, use the next/previous buttons below the find box

Flood mapping changes

The City Plan online interactive mapping tool has also been reinstated to include flood planning levels and flood depths for the draft Flood overlay maps recently exhibited as part of Major Update 1. These maps can be viewed in Interactive Mapping.

A fact sheet has been developed to provide background and clarify mapping inputs.

View the flood overlay mapping factsheet.


City Plan Major Update 1 & 1B recently reached another milestone with the finalisation of the submission review phase.

Following public consultation of Major 1 and 1B, the City reviewed all properly made submissions and a Council response to each submission has been outlined in the Submissions Report. All valid submitter's will receive a formal response from the City including their unique submission number, information on how to find their points of submission and Council’s subsequent response.

View the submissions report.

How to view your submission response

If you made a submission you will receive a formal response from the City, which will include your unique submission number (e.g. COM001). Using this unique submission number you can find the comments/points of submission you raised and Council’s subsequent response.

To find Council’s response to your submission, use the following instructions:

  • For PC, press Ctrl-F (hold down the control key on your keyboard and press ‘F’)
  • For Mac, press Command-F (hold down the command key and press ‘F’)

A search field should appear on your screen. Enter your unique submission number in the search field and click “Enter”. If your submissions raised more than one issue there will be multiple responses throughout the report. To find all responses against your submission number use the following instructions:

  • For PC, use the arrow keys to the right of the find box
  • For Mac, use the next/previous buttons below the find box

Flood mapping changes

The City Plan online interactive mapping tool has also been reinstated to include flood planning levels and flood depths for the draft Flood overlay maps recently exhibited as part of Major Update 1. These maps can be viewed in Interactive Mapping.

A fact sheet has been developed to provide background and clarify mapping inputs.

View the flood overlay mapping factsheet.


Consultation has concluded
  • Major Update 1 and 1B to the City Plan

    5 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Major updates are proposed to the City Plan content, relating to the following topics:

    • Small lot housing review
    • Party House land use controls
    • Flood overlay
    • Burleigh Heads Village character
    • Tugun Village character
    • Transport definitions
    • Gold Coast Cultural Precinct
    • Building over or near Council infrastructure
    • Social, community and public supporting uses
    • Covered car parking setbacks in Medium and High density residential zones
    • Remove reference to Wave Break Island for the Integrated Resort Development at the Broadwater
    • Hours of operation for accepted commercial uses in District centres
    • Categories of development and assessment for lease, access easement, community title and volumetric subdivisions
    • Emerging community zone setback/site cover provisions
    • Categories of development and assessment for Utility installations affected by overlays
    • The Biggera Waters Centre and Surrounding Land Study
    • Alignment of residential density and lot size in the Low density residential zone

    Click here for detailed information about each topic listed above.

    Major updates are proposed to the City Plan content, relating to the following topics:

    • Small lot housing review
    • Party House land use controls
    • Flood overlay
    • Burleigh Heads Village character
    • Tugun Village character
    • Transport definitions
    • Gold Coast Cultural Precinct
    • Building over or near Council infrastructure
    • Social, community and public supporting uses
    • Covered car parking setbacks in Medium and High density residential zones
    • Remove reference to Wave Break Island for the Integrated Resort Development at the Broadwater
    • Hours of operation for accepted commercial uses in District centres
    • Categories of development and assessment for lease, access easement, community title and volumetric subdivisions
    • Emerging community zone setback/site cover provisions
    • Categories of development and assessment for Utility installations affected by overlays
    • The Biggera Waters Centre and Surrounding Land Study
    • Alignment of residential density and lot size in the Low density residential zone

    Click here for detailed information about each topic listed above.

  • Major Update to City Plan Policies (Schedule 6)

    5 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    City Plan Policies, contained within Schedule 6, provide supporting information or guidance on how to address assessment provisions in the City Plan. Updates within this package relate to the following City Plan Policies:

    Changes to existing City Plan Policies:

    • Bushfire management plans
    • Land development guidelines
    • Landscape work

    New City Plan Policies:

    • Environmental management plans
    • Geotechnical stability assessment guideline

    Click here for detailed information about each topic listed above.

    City Plan Policies, contained within Schedule 6, provide supporting information or guidance on how to address assessment provisions in the City Plan. Updates within this package relate to the following City Plan Policies:

    Changes to existing City Plan Policies:

    • Bushfire management plans
    • Land development guidelines
    • Landscape work

    New City Plan Policies:

    • Environmental management plans
    • Geotechnical stability assessment guideline

    Click here for detailed information about each topic listed above.

  • Major Amendment 1 to the Local Government Infrastructure Plan

    5 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) identifies Council’s plans for trunk infrastructure that are necessary to service development at the desired standard of service in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner. Updates relate to the following types of trunk infrastructure:

    • Water supply
    • Sewerage
    • Transport
    • Public parks and lands for community facilities

    Click here for detailed information about LGIP.

    The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) identifies Council’s plans for trunk infrastructure that are necessary to service development at the desired standard of service in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner. Updates relate to the following types of trunk infrastructure:

    • Water supply
    • Sewerage
    • Transport
    • Public parks and lands for community facilities

    Click here for detailed information about LGIP.