Parkwood Investigation Area Study

Consultation has concluded

The Parkwood Investigation Area engagement 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 Parkwood.

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

Property owners are also encouraged to contact us to discuss the details of the Parkwood investigation area. Alternatively if you leave a question for our team below, we will get back to you.

The Parkwood Investigation Area engagement 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 Parkwood.

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

Property owners are also encouraged to contact us to discuss the details of the Parkwood investigation area. Alternatively if you leave a question for our team below, we will get back to you.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Hi We are at 6 Uplands Drive, which is 2 blocks from the corner of Napper Road, is there potential for us to get the block re-zoned to medium density as we have a large parcel of land which is usable (no environmental constraits)? If adjoining neighbours (2 & 4 & 6 & 8 Uplands Drive) are interested in joining their blocks into one parcel of land - would council rezoning these blocks (if we donated environmental areas for flora and fauna) ?

    Mountain123 asked about 1 year ago

    As part of the Parkwood Investigation Area study, City of Gold Coast Council investigated opportunities across the whole investigation area. The only properties which are being considered for future growth opportunities are those fronting Napper Road. 

    The remainder of the investigation area is not identified for future growth opportunities primarily due to physical and environmental constraints such as steep slopes and/or land which provides habitat for flora and fauna (including koalas). This may include land mapped in City Plan as having environmental significance (e.g. native vegetation and waterways). Other Rural residential zoned land, which is not mapped as having environmental significance, may have other constraints including important habitat connections for koala movement in the wider locality. 

    In mid-November, a survey will be open for a month which will assist the City to determine if further planning should proceed. In addition to the survey responses, Council will consider any submissions made during the public consultation for the Parkwood Investigation Area to determine if there is merit in investigating other development opportunities which could present a net environmental benefit.

  • Hi When will you invite us to complete the survey as outlined on the brochure 'Have your say- Parkwood - which was sent to us approximately 1 month ago?

    Mountain123 asked about 1 year ago

    In mid-November, a survey will be open for a month which will assist the City to determine if further planning should proceed. The survey will be posted to the rateable address of property owners in the investigation area.

    Anyone who visits the gchaveyoursay.com.au/Parkwood during the survey period can enter the survey. Survey responses will be linked to the respondent’s residential address or property owned within the investigation area. 

  • Hi we recently built in Uplands drive and am concerned about the increase to traffic exiting Uplands Drive onto Napper road. Would any future development front any part of Uplands or will access be via Napper?

    Grant O'Hara asked about 1 year ago

    In the newsletter and website FAQswebsite FAQs, properties identified as potentially suitable for future urban growth are located along Napper Road, as shown on the ‘Parkwood Investigation Area Map’. If there was development on a property located at the corner of Napper Road and Uplands Drive, an access point utilising Uplands Drive may be considered.

    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.

  • Hello, I am a Parkwood property owner/resident living in Woodlands Way. I am interested in potential future development opportunities in Woodlands Way and Uplands Drive. I would like to be kept informed/involved re zoning changes.

    Maree McIntosh asked about 1 year ago

    Could you please email us at cityplanfeedback@goldcoast.qld.gov.au so that we can make sure we have correct details on file. 

    As part of the Parkwood Investigation Area study, City of Gold Coast Council investigated opportunities across the whole investigation area. The only properties which are being considered for future growth opportunities are those fronting Napper Road as shown on the Parkwood Investigation Area map.


  • Q: Please phone with more details. I have been a Parkwood resident for 33 years and I am concerned that Woodlands Way will be included in the subdivision; although your information suggests only some properties on Napper Road are eligible. I am quite sure many Woodlands Way residents also want our little piece of paradise, our flora and fauna (especially our koalas, kangaroos, native birds and beautiful gums) left just as it is ! Look forward to your phone call. ph: 55 946 841 (between 0900-1000 please)

    Sue Macdonald OAM asked about 1 year ago

    If you require any further information following our phone conversation, please contact us on 5582 8290 or via email at cityplanfeedback@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

  • Hi, I am the owner of 16 Woodlands Way, Parkwood. I am bit confused in terms of the development opportunity mapping. It does say properties affected along Napper Road frontage are the only suitable properties for future urban development. Does this mean the remainder is not suitable due to Environmental constraints? When reading the Parkwood report none of the overlays affect my property.

    Ivan Milicevic asked about 1 year ago

    As part of the Parkwood Investigation Area study, City of Gold Coast Council investigated opportunities across the whole investigation area. The only properties which are being considered for future growth opportunities are those fronting Napper Road. 

    The remainder of the investigation area is not identified for future growth opportunities primarily due to environmental constraints such as steep slopes and/or land which provides habitat for flora and fauna (including koalas). This may include land mapped in City Plan as having environmental significance (e.g. native vegetation and waterways). Other Rural residential zoned land, which is not mapped as having environmental significance, was identified as being important for assisting with the movement of koalas in the wider locality.

  • What are the plans for the Uplands Drive Woodlands Way area

    Parkwood investigtion area Study asked about 1 year ago

    Land use opportunities and constraints have been identified for some properties fronting Napper Road. These properties may be suitable for future urban growth and are shown on the Parkwood Investigation Area Map. A summary of the identified growth opportunities is outlined in the FAQs. Reports are also available for download in the important information section, which 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.