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Planning and building

The Gold Coast is a vibrant and attractive city. We are working hard to maintain our enviable lifestyle and ensure our city continues to thrive in a sustainable way.

Planning and building

City of Gold Coast (City) is 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.

Planning & Building - City of Gold Coast

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.


Development applications

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.


Building and Plumbing

Development guidelines and tools

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


Buying, selling and searches

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.


Buying, selling and searches

Buying, selling and searches

Find out about the types of property searches available.


Major development projects

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.


Surfers Paradise at night

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.


Need Help?

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.


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