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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 guidelines and tools

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


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City Plan

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.

Read more about the City Plan.


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Development information

This page provides information on new initiatives and business information relating to planning and building. It also provides information on industry briefing sessions with the City of Gold Coast’s City Development group and presents quarterly reports detailing the development activity on the Gold Coast.

Read more about development industry information.


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PD Online

The City's PD Online service is a self-help planning and development tool which enables users to access basic property information and find information about development applications by property or application number.

Read more about PD Online.


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Technical development guidelines

Find links to a number of technical documents and reference web pages which may be useful for assisting with understanding the City's specific requirements on various technical issues.

View technical documents and reference pages.


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