gold coast planning scheme


The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 Amended November 2011 is the last version of the 2003 Planning Scheme. It commenced on 14 November 2011 and became superseded on 2 February 2016 with the commencement of the City Plan.

Enquiries regarding the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 can be made by contacting the Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708.

Statutory Matters

The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 was initially developed in accordance with the Integrated Planning Act (IPA) 1997. Given that the Planning Scheme was a living document that was periodically reviewed and amended in accordance with State legislation relevant at the time.

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 external link

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 DVD.

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