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Gold Coast Planning Scheme

Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 Amended November 2011

 

The Gold Coast Planning Scheme was superseded on 2 February 2016 by the commencement of the City Plan.

Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution

Development occurring under the Planning Scheme may be subject to infrastructure contributions. The applicable charges are currently set by Council resolution and follow the capped charges set by the Queensland Government. While the Charges Resolution is not part of the planning scheme, it is attached to it. 

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 (Party houses) 2015

Council at its meeting on 29 January 2016 repealed Temporary Local Planning Instrument No.1 (Party houses) 2015, effective 2 February 2016. Council also resolved to adopt Temporary Local Planning Instrument No.2 (Party houses) 2016, with a commencement date of 2 February 2016 and valid for 12 months.

Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure Plan 2014

On 19 December 2014 the water and wastewater networks of the PIP were superseded by the Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure Plan 2014. This Plan forms part of the City’s Water and Sewerage Network Services Plan. This is the City’s plan that demonstrates satisfactory provision of water supply and sewerage services under the South East Queensland (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Water Act 2009.

Version 1.2 Amended November 2011

The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 Amended November 2011 is the last version of the 2003 Planning Scheme. It commenced on 14 November 2011 and became superseded on 2 February 2016 with the commencement of the City Plan.

The links below provide online access to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 and related information.

Loose-leaf inserts

Amendments to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 were released as loose-leaf inserts.

Viewing the Planning Scheme

The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 Amended November 2011 remains available for viewing online.

Purchasing the Planning Scheme

Hard copies of the 2003 Planning Scheme are available for purchase (price on application). For further information, please contact the City and Regional Planning Unit on 07 5582 8944.

Amendment to Planning Scheme Policy 11 – Land Development Guidelines

Amendments to Planning Scheme Policy 11 – Land Development Guidelines were adopted by Council of the City of Gold Coast on 30 April 2013 and took effect on and from 3 June 2013.

Visit the Planning Scheme Policies website to view the following:

  • Summary of changes to Planning Scheme Policy 11 – Land Development Guidelines.
  • Updated Planning Scheme Policy 11 – Land Development Guidelines incorporating the amendments.

Local Government Boundary Reform - March 2008

In accordance with the Queensland Government local government boundary reforms, the area north of the Albert River was transferred from the City to Logan City Council on 15 March 2008. In accordance with the requirements of the Integrated Planning Act 1997, Logan City Council now administers all development and land use planning within the transferred area.

All enquiries regarding planning and development within the areas transferred to Logan City Council should be made to Logan City Council.

The version of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme operating in the transferred area administered by Logan City Council is different to the version of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme operating in the City's boundary. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct version of the Planning Scheme when preparing their applications.

Further information

Enquiries regarding the Planning Scheme can be made at the Planning Enquiries Centre.

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