Mudgeeraba Investigation Area Study

Consultation has concluded

The Mudgeeraba Community Engagement and Marketing Report and the Mudgeeraba Investigation Area Community Consultation Outcomes Adopted Report is now available.

Planning for the future of our city

The Gold Coast is one the fastest growing cities in Australia.

To ensure we can meet the needs of our current and future residents, and protect our enviable lifestyle, we are undertaking long-term strategic planning across the city.

Following an initial study to identify the city’s priority investigation areas, the City of Gold Coast (City) is openly engaging with residents to find out what you want to see in your community.

Your views will help us shape the future of Mudgeeraba.

We invite you to participate in an online survey. The outcomes of this survey will influence how the City progresses with planning in your area.

We also encouraged you to participate by:

  • attending a meeting with property owners
  • attending a 'drop-in' session
  • leaving a question for our team below and we will get back to you.

CONSULTATION HAS NOW CONCLUDED


The Mudgeeraba Community Engagement and Marketing Report and the Mudgeeraba Investigation Area Community Consultation Outcomes Adopted Report is now available.

Planning for the future of our city

The Gold Coast is one the fastest growing cities in Australia.

To ensure we can meet the needs of our current and future residents, and protect our enviable lifestyle, we are undertaking long-term strategic planning across the city.

Following an initial study to identify the city’s priority investigation areas, the City of Gold Coast (City) is openly engaging with residents to find out what you want to see in your community.

Your views will help us shape the future of Mudgeeraba.

We invite you to participate in an online survey. The outcomes of this survey will influence how the City progresses with planning in your area.

We also encouraged you to participate by:

  • attending a meeting with property owners
  • attending a 'drop-in' session
  • leaving a question for our team below and we will get back to you.

CONSULTATION HAS NOW CONCLUDED


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • What will be the process of investigating and protecting the current ecological footprint of the area - in particular the protection of the current green footprint that the area provides - both from developed AND owners of property that are killing trees on boundary areas on their neighbours property. Large trees have been essential for nature habitat and a key aspect and attraction in the area - both historically and currently.

    Mort asked about 1 year ago

    The City undertook an environmental site assessment of the Mudgeeraba North Investigation Area in 2016. This assessment confirms the value of vegetation in areas mapped with state significant species (e.g. the rear of properties along Narabundah Street). The vegetation communities within these areas are very important and must be protected if there was to be more housing planned for the area.
     
    The environmental assessment identified other ecologically significant vegetation located within and adjacent to the urban woodland in the Piallingo Street Corridor Park. There is also ecologically significant vegetation along Mudgeeraba Road where there is Spotted gum/Grey ironbark open forest habitat for koalas. Areas of regrowth Acacia along the rear of the M1 between Piallingo street are identified and whilst this may not be of high ecological significance, some of this vegetation could be retained as part of a buffer to the M1.
     
    Other vegetation within the investigation area is not identified as being of high environmental significance. Should urban development progress within the area, there could be opportunity to retain some of this vegetation where located along property boundaries. However, to enable future urban development opportunity there would need to be removal of much of this vegetation for earthworks and construction of new dwellings

  • Will you be raising issues such as this. Inadequate building standards!! Sunland like tissue box estates are flimsy, have inadequate insulation, ventilation & natural lighting. No one wants to hear every word spoken from their neighbours. And widen the roads and insist on more parking spaces in these gated communities, it’s ridiculous! Raise the standard guys, people are going to get house sick from these sweat boxes!!! Stop approving sardine community living spaces!!

    Delta asked about 1 year ago

    Planning for the Mudgeeraba Investigation Area is still in the early stages. Following initial meetings with property owners and the community, we will be asking for your feedback on what you want to see in Mudgeeraba. This will influence how we progress planning in your area.

  • Please stop helping developers destroying Mudgeeraba and Tallai, There are devolpments going on that are not only destroying the outlook but also should never have been approved. The devolpment on the corner of Cobai drive and old coach road is prime example allowing such an eye sore is one thing but it’s drivway is meters from an already busy intersection. Mudgeeraba in unique with its village and hinterland aspects and devolpmemts and improvements should be considered accordingly.

    Jim Sutherland asked about 1 year ago

    The Mudgeeraba Investigation Area Map identifies the area of investigation which is confined to an area east of Mudgeeraba Road. The concept scenarios for future growth opportunities available on gchaveyoursay.com.au/mudgeeraba excludes further opportunities fronting Mudgeeraba Road and in the wetland. 

    The City has not made a decision to prepare an update to the planning scheme (City Plan) for the Investigation Area. In November, there we will be a survey which will assist the City to determine if further planning should proceed.

  • How will you cater for additional traffic in mornings and afternoons? How do we preserve the villge character in our community when high density housing is increasing in our area?

    Leesa asked about 1 year ago

    Available on gchaveyoursay.com.au/Mudgeeraba are reports which identify concept scenarios for future growth opportunities and the challenges for achieving these. The type of housing is a mix of detached, attached and potentially a small amount of low-rise apartments. 

    The Investigation Area is long-term planning for the future of our city. By identifying areas that may be suitable for future growth in the medium and long-term both Council and State government can be better equipped to plan, budget and upgrade the necessary infrastructure and amenities to support future growth. This includes ensuring roads and public transport are planned accordingly.

    The City has not made a decision to prepare an update to the planning scheme (City Plan) for the Investigation Area. In November, there we will be a survey which will assist the City to determine if further planning should proceed.

  • What a bizarre proposal. We as residents of this area ask why you would even consider such a plan. This needs to be stopped and stopped now. Residents in this area are extremely upset by this proposal and intend to let you know at so called meeting. Why was the whole of Mudgeeraba not invited to this meeting as this involves the whole community. Margaret Pope

    Margaret Pope asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Margaret, 

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We look forward to talking with you further about your concerns at one of the community ‘drop-in’ sessions. Dates are available online - www.gchaveyoursay.com.au/mudgeeraba/key_dates

    We know that the Gold Coast is growing rapidly and we need to investigate options for how we cater to our future residents.  The Investigation Area study is a way for us to identify different opportunities across the Gold Coast and ensure that we start planning now for what need in 5, 10 or 20 years and beyond.

    The City has not made a decision to prepare an update to the planning scheme (City Plan) for the Investigation Area. To date we have identified potential opportunities and challenges for discussion.

    In November, there we will be a survey which will assist the City to determine if further planning should proceed. Whilst property owners are a key stakeholder, the survey will be open to the whole community. 

  • Hi I currently own the property on 6 Sculling Street Mudgreeba. As we live overseas in Dubai we would like to be kept up to date with all that is happening by email as we get no letters. Regards Kirk and Susan Dowswell

    Kirk Dowswell asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Kirk and Susan, could you please email us at cityplanfeedback@goldcoast.qld.gov.au so that we can make sure we have correct details on file. 

  • Are any developers expressing interest in developing this area, and if so, do any former or current Councillors have direct or indirect connections with them?

    Tal asked about 1 year ago

    The Investigation Area Study is in response to the South East Queensland Regional Plan and ensuring that we have adequately planned to meet population growth targets.  A copy of the South East Queensland Regional Plan (ShapingSEQ 2017) is available online - shapingseq.pdf 

    This is long-term planning that may take up to 20 years or more to be realised. 

    It will be the feedback from property owners and the community that influence how we progress planning in the area.

  • Where is the "investigation area"?

    SaveOurSpit asked about 1 year ago

    There are a total of 17 investigations areas across the Gold Coast. 

    The Mudgeeraba Investigation Area includes the area between the Pacific Motorway and Mudgeeraba Road in Mudgeeraba. 

    A map of the Mudgeeraba Investigation Area is available on the GC Have Your Say website - www.gchaveyoursay.com.au/mudgeeraba

  • what is being done to ensure that our roads are going to be able to handle the ongoing influx of residents. Congestion is already negatively impacting our 'enviable' way of life and it seems high rises and high density estates are being developed while the same road that has been there for 100 years is supposed to just 'cope'

    Amy Baker asked about 1 year ago

    The Investigation Area is long-term planning for the future of our city. By identifying areas that may be suitable for future growth in the medium and long-term both Council and State government can be better equipped to plan, budget and upgrade the necessary infrastructure and amenities to support long-term growth. This includes ensuring roads and public transport are planned accordingly.

    The State Government is presently planning for upgrades between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes. Information is available on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website: 

    Following initial meetings with property owners and the community, we will be asking for your feedback on what you want to see in Mudgeeraba.  This will influence how we progress planning in your area. 

  • Local state Schools are already at capacity. The roads are very busy! You can barely get a table at local popular coffee shops and the line up is a patient wait in all the groceries stores. How is a potential 2000 low socio economic residents going to meet the current aims for Mudgeeraba as preserving the heritage feel, tourist destination and environmentally friendly? Not to mention the impact it’s going to have on dropping the surrounding property values in Mudgeeraba.

    Belle Surman asked about 1 year ago

    Investigation Areas are part of the long-term planning for the future of our city.  By identifying areas that could be suitable for future growth in the medium and long-term, both Council and State government can be better equipped to plan, budget and upgrade the necessary infrastructure and amenities to support long-term growth. 

    Following initial meetings with property owners and the community, we will be asking for your feedback on what you want to see in Mudgeeraba.  This will influence how we progress planning in your area. 

  • Why does it seem that main roads are trying to split our suburb? Is there going to open the link way again or at least have road along the highway to connect the sommerset estates to the mudgeeraba village. And why not have worked the entrance and exit from the caltex macdonalds for the M1. That part of Gemvale road is already at a stand still in school hours. It can not certain the potential increase in traffic because of bad planning.

    Mgabs asked about 1 year ago

    The State Government is presently planning for upgrades between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes. Information is available on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website:

    www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/P

  • It has come to our attention. That the plan is to do a compulsory purchase for the land or land and house? My husband and I will be attending the meeting with the property owners on the 23rd October. I can tell you now, that we are against this and it will take a lot for us to make the move. as this home is our future retirement. Kind Regards Karen & Les Cue

    Karen Cue asked about 1 year ago

    City of Gold Coast (the City) has no plans for compulsory purchase of land in the Mudgeeraba Investigation Area.

    If a developer wants to acquire land, property laws in Queensland require a binding contract of sale between an offeror and the property owner/s. The law does not allow for an individual or company to forcefully acquire a property without all owners signing a contract of sale.

    An investigation of land use opportunities and constraints has identified future urban growth opportunities. The reports available for download in the important information section explain in more detail how opportunities were identified.

    The City is seeking feedback on the identified growth opportunities before determining whether to proceed with preparing draft plans for a future City Plan update. There would be further consultation with the community to prepare draft plans.

    We look forward to discussing this more with you at the property owners meeting on the 23 October 2018. Please do not forget to RSVP to cityplanfeedback@goldcoast.qld.gov.au