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Planning and building

We are working hard to build a vibrant city, maintain our enviable Gold Coast lifestyle and ensure our city will be thriving, sustainable and attractive into the future.

City Plan

The 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.

The City Plan's interactive mapping solution provides supportive information, including property summaries and reports. 
Note: 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.

Development applications

The City provides information on the development application process, types of applications and how to lodge a development application. You can also have your say on development applications, find information on appealing a decision, check the status of a development application and access basic property information using PD Online.

Development guidelines and tools

City provides a number of resources to assist businesses and residents with research and planning for development.

Building and plumbing

Ready to build on the Gold Coast?

Explore our information and resources on the things that you may need to consider before and during building.

Planning and building enquiries

Find details about the various ways you can contact us, report a problem or use some of our handy planning and building information tools.

Buying, selling and searches

Find out about the types of property searches available.

City place making

City's new corporate plan 'Gold Coast 2020' plans for a future, 'inspired by lifestyle, driven by opportunity' that prosperity for the city.

Urban design

The Gold Coast is a sophisticated young city boasting some of the world's most innovative and well designed buildings, streetscaping and urban parklands, along with a unique and diverse cultural heritage. Council of the City of Gold Coast is directing the city's development and providing quality community infrastructure to enhance our environment and lifestyle.

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