Note: The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 Amended January 2010 is now a historic Planning Scheme but is still available for viewing.
To view the current version of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003, go to www.goldcoastcity.com.au/planningscheme.
The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 is a living document that guides the growth and development of 'Our Living City', the City of the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 Amended January 2010 commenced on 25 January 2010, and includes Amendment 5, Amendment 8 - Priority Infrastructure Plan Water Supply and Wastewater Networks Amendment and Minor Amendment 6.
Enquiries regarding the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 can be made at the Town Planning Advice Centre at the Nerang Council Office or by contacting Council on (07) 5582 8708.
Amendments to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 are released as loose-leaf inserts. To ensure your hardcopy of the Planning Scheme contains all endorsed amendments you will need to do one of the following:
- download and print the loose-leaf inserts from Council’s website, and replace the relevant pages in accordance with the update summary
- purchase a CD copy of Version 1.2 Amended January 2010 and the loose-leaf inserts, print and replace the relevant pages in accordance with the update summary
- purchase the hardcopy loose-leaf inserts from Council and replace the relevant pages in accordance with the update summary.
Note: Only pages that contain an endorsed amendment will reference Ver.1.2 Amended Jan 2010 in the footer. Additional pages to be printed with Ver.1.2 in the footer do not contain endorsed amendments, however must be reprinted to align formatting.
If you wish to purchase a hardcopy of the Planning Scheme, copies of Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 are available from the Nerang, Bundall and Coolangatta Council offices or via the Planning Scheme Mail Order Form. You will need to update your hardcopy with the loose-leaf inserts.
The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 was developed by Council in accordance with the Integrated Planning Act (IPA) 1997. The Planning Scheme and all associated amendments have been approved by the State Government.
For more information about the relationship between the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 and the IPA 1997, please refer to Part 1 – Introduction.
Note: In accordance with the Queensland Government local government boundary reforms, the area north of the Albert River was transferred from Gold Coast City Council to Logan City Council on 15 March 2008. In accordance with the requirements of the Integrated Planning Act 1997, Logan City Council now administers all development and land use planning within the transferred area.
All enquiries regarding planning and development within the areas transferred to Logan City Council should be made to Logan City Council.
The version of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme operating in the transferred area administered by Logan City Council is different to the version of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme operating in the new Gold Coast City Council boundary. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct version of the Planning Scheme when preparing their applications.
Maps and Documents
All maps and supporting documents available online in the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 are in Adobe PDF format. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these files.
This software is free and available from Adobe's web site at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
Please note that many of the maps are highly detailed and are therefore large in size. Downloading these documents from the Internet can take considerable time and incur significant data charges depending on individual Internet connections. While the entire plan is available through these web pages, regular users will benefit from obtaining a copy of the scheme on CD.
Recommending Improvements to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003
The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 is a living document that changes with the needs of the City. If you would like to recommend an improvement to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003, please contact the City Plan Unit by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail addressed to:
- Strategic and Environmental Planning and Policy Branch
Attention: City Plan Unit
Gold Coast City Council
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9729
Please be sure to provide details of each of the following:
- the part of the Planning Scheme you are referring to (e.g. Part 6; Division 2; Chapter 29)
- what the problem is
- your suggested solution
- your contact details
Note: The above email and mail address is only to be used for recommending amendments to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003. If you have a general enquiry about the Planning Scheme, please contact the Town Planning Advice Centre by phoning (07) 5582 8708.