City Plan drafting reports

Draft City Plan Submissions Report

The draft City Plan replaced the Our Living City Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 when it commenced on 2 February 2016. The plan applies to the entire Gold Coast area and was prepared in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 as a framework for managing development.

State interest review of the draft City Plan was completed in April 2014 and following a number of changes in response to state requirements, Council endorsed the draft plan for public consultation in June 2014.

The official public consultation period was held from 17 June to 29 July 2014 with submissions accepted until 20 August 2014.

The City Plan 2015 Special Committee (Committee) reviewed all submissions to the draft plan and a Council response to each submission is provided in this report.

How to view your submission response

If you made a submission, you would have received a letter from the City which included your unique submission number. You will need this number to find the comments/points of submission you raised and the City’s response.

To find the City’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 submission number (e.g. CP0001) in the search field and click “Enter”. The first page you will be taken to is the Index of submission numbers with page references. Your submission number will be highlighted in the index. If your submission 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

Draft City Plan 2015 Submissions Report (PDF 12.4mb)


Draft City Plan 2015 - Response to Outstanding State Matters Report

The following report outlines City of Gold Coast responses to outstanding State matters in relation to the Draft City Plan 2015.

Draft City Plan 2015 Response to Outstanding State Matters Report (PDF 5.6mb)

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