Vision & goals

Our City Vision

Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity.

Our City Vision informs strategic planning for the city, with the aim of protecting our enviable Gold Coast Lifestyle and ensuring that future generations are proud to call the Gold Coast home.

The City's Corporate Plan – Gold Coast 2022 support the delivery of the City Vision through three themes:

  • The best PLACE to live, visit and stay
  • PROSPERITY built on a strong diverse economy
  • PEOPLE contribute to a strong community spirit

Gold Coast 2022 describes the outcomes we are working towards; our key strategies, plans and programs and the signature actions the City aims to deliver over the next few years.

Implementation of the plan is supported by robust planning, responsible management and active engagement of the Gold Coast community.

Download and view our Corporate Plan – Gold Coast 2022(PDF, 3MB)

City Vision

Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity.
Gold Coast 2022


Our city provides a choice of liveable places.

We live in balance with nature.

We manage our resources for a sustainable future.

We get around the city easily.

We are an active digital city.

Our modern centres create vibrant communities.

Everyone can enjoy a beach experience.

Our city is resilient to natural hazards.


Our city's economy is diverse and innovative.

We have a thriving cultural economy.

We have infrastructure that supports productivity and growth.

We are a city with a strong and globally competitive business environment.

We are a globally recognised tourism destination.

We have a positive global reputation.


Our city is safe.

We are proud of our city.

Our community is inclusive and supportive.

Our city embraces culture every day.

Our city provides a wide range of job opportunities.

We are an active and healthy community.


Supporting the delivery of Gold Coast 2022
We plan for the future of the city. We manage the city responsibly.
We actively engage residents, customers and visitors.

The City Plan and key strategies support the implementation of Gold Coast 2022.

Gold Coast 2022 will direct annual priorities, adopted by Council in the City's Annual Plan which incorporates the City Budget and City Operational Plan.

The City's Operational Plan 2020-21 explains what our City's program and services deliver on an annual basis and how these support the implementation of the Gold Coast 2022 and key strategies.

Progress against the Corporate Plan and City Operational Plan is reviewed and published on a quarterly basis (City Operational Plan – Progress Report) and annual basis (Annual Report).