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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.

Development information

This page provides access to useful information relevant to the development industry.

Development Activity report

The Development Activity report outlines development activity on the Gold Coast for the specified quarter.

The report profiles the volume and composition of planning and building applications together with analysis of assessment timeframes of planning application under the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) process and Sustainable Planning Act (SPA).


Practice notes and fact sheets

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


Development industry hub

City of Gold Coast now has an online portal available for industry communication and engagement. Find more information and register for access to the Industry hub.


Planning and Development Alerts

Our fortnightly Planning and Development Alert provides the latest news on planning and developing on the Gold Coast. Stay informed about proposed updates to the City Plan and changes to development guidelines.

Subscribe to our Alerts

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Industry events and training calendar

The City of Gold Coast industry events and training calendar provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of events and training relevant to planning and development industry professionals.

View industry events or training sessions.


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