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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. Access the latest version of City Plan.

Submissions reports

Reports outlining Council's responses to submissions received during public consultation of Major Update 1 and 1B, and Major Update to City Plan policies are now available to view. The City has also reinstated the proposed flood overlay mapping within its online Interactive Mapping.

Read the submissions reports.


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. The City Plan 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 view 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. By accessing the Interactive Mapping you are choosing to accept the Terms and conditions of the site.

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 our City Plan. View City Plan updates to find out more about updates that are in progress, in consultation or have been adopted.


Superseded and historic Planning Schemes

For all information relating to past planning schemes, view the superseded and historic versions of the City Plan and Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003.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