Building and plumbing
We are constantly working to ensure that we have a cohesive development policy and guidelines which not only preserve the natural beauty of the Gold Coast, but also allow for strong development and progress which will benefit current and future residents of the Gold Coast.
This section of the website provides information on the various aspects that need to be considered before and during building.
A building development approval, is required prior to commencing construction on assessable building works. This page also contains information on building works that do not require an approval.
Minimum standards for developments, categorisation of retaining walls and details regarding building approvals.
State government pool fencing requirements for pool owners and the City's role in ensuring compliance with the pool safety standard.
Information regarding plumbing and drainage applications, compliance and the management of regulated devices, including how to book a plumbing inspection and request copies of house drainage plans and other reports related to City sewer and stormwater infrastructure.
A building approval can be sought from a private building certifier. Find out more about their role and the building works that do not require approval.
If you are a private building certifier, you can also find all the information you need to archive building approvals and certification.