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City Plan

Our City Plan sets out a fresh and innovative approach to managing and supporting long term growth and is a crucial tool in shaping the Gold Coast into a mature, world-class city.

On 17 May 2017 the Council of the City of Gold Coast resolved to adopt Minor and Administrative Update 3 and the Planning Act alignment. This update has been incorporated into City Plan Version 3 to create City Plan Version 4 which commenced on 3 July 2017.

View the City Plan Version 4.


Access the City Plan

More than two years in the making, guided by the community and industry, our new City Plan commenced on 2 February 2016. View the City Plan which links with our mapping solution to provide an interactive and simple way of navigating the City Plan. For more information, access the City Plan.


Access Interactive Mapping

The City of Gold Coast Interactive Mapping solution provides residents with the ability to access and interpret City Plan maps. It combines City Plan maps and aerial photography, with supporting information such as property searching and reporting, in an easy to use format. For more information, access the Interactive Mapping. 

Important message: It is recommended that you clear your browser cache or press Ctrl+F5 keys after the mapping application loads to ensure you are viewing the latest version.


City Plan updates

We have committed to an ongoing program of updates to the City Plan. Major updates are planned to occur on a six monthly basis while minor and administrative updates will occur on an as needs basis. For the latest information, visit the City Plan updates page.


Superseded and historic Planning Schemes

For all information relating to past planning schemes, view the superseded and historic versions of the City Plan and Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003.


Improve our City Plan

We are committed to continually improving the City Plan and encourage collaboration through the use of our online tool 'Improve our City Plan'. Use this tool to ask a question or offer suggestions to improve the City Plan.


City Plan practice notes and fact sheets

Refer to the practice notes and fact sheets for printable versions of useful information regarding some of the key changes to the City Plan.


Planning and Development Alerts

Our fortnightly Planning and Development Alert provides the latest news on planning and developing on the Gold Coast. Read previous alerts or subscribe to our alerts.

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