Development resources

The following resources will help businesses and residents with development research and planning.

PD Online

Find property information and search for development applications. Visit PD Online.

City Plan & interactive mapping

Access the City Plan, interactive mapping and resources.

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 Development Assessment Rules and Planning Act 2016.

Planning & development hub and alerts

Subscribe to our online portal for industry communication and engagement. The hub provides the latest news on planning and developing on the Gold Coast, including proposed updates to the City Plan and changes to development guidelines.

You can access news directly through the hub or subscribe to receive our regular planning and development alerts by email.

Visit the Planning and Development Hub.

Urban design

Find information on quality design and urban design principles that help us foster better design outcomes across the city. Visit Urban design.

We have also developed a Park Design Guideline to ensure our community is provided with quality, safe and sustainable public parks.

Building development on cultural heritage site

Development on local heritage sites is regulated by law. Places assessed as having local heritage significance are listed on the Gold Coast Local Heritage Register. They may also be listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

Technical development guidelines

Access links to technical documents and web pages.

Flood reports

Temporary Local Planning Instrument