City Plan investigation areas

Shaping SEQ is the State government's regional plan for South East Queensland. The plan sets a benchmark of supplying 158,900 new dwellings for the Gold Coast by 2041.

The Gold Coast City Plan identifies areas to be investigated for possible future growth. These areas are protected from urban development until investigations are undertaken. As part of these investigations, Council will ask landholders, residents and industry for their input throughout the process.

These areas may be developed to deliver new housing and employment opportunities.

Investigation Area Progress update
Completed
Eggersdorf Road, Ormeau Expected to deliver approximately 250 dwellings. Amendment adopted by Council in January 2020. Commenced on 15 December 2020 as part of City Plan Version 8.
Amity Road, Coomera Area is committed to urban development. Removed from City Plan version 5 as part of a minor and administrative update.
Current
Courtney Drive, Upper Coomera Expected to deliver approximately 730 dwellings. Area is part of the Our City Our Plan (Major update 2 & 3) amendment package.
Pyrus Court, Gilston; Bonogin Road, Mudgeeraba; Whitian Drive, Carrara Locations were identified as unsuitable to accommodate additional growth. Proposed to be removed as part of the Our City Our Plan (Major update 2 & 3) amendment package. Preliminary feasibility assessment inside urban footprint.
Oxenford Community feedback informed changes to the Oxenford Investigation Area Preferred Concept Plan (Riversdale A Precinct). The Plan was endorsed by Council in April 2023. Further detailed technical assessments are underway and will guide the statutory-plan making process.
Napper Road, Parkwood The feedback received from engagement with landowners in 2022 has been considered by City officers. A further technical investigation is underway. Following the results of this investigation, the Concept Plan will be updated (if required) for Council consideration and endorsement.
Goldmine Road, Ormeau In May 2022, the Minister for Transport and Main Roads advised that most of the developable land within the Ormeau Investigation area is required for Category C Protected Planning (Future Railway Land), pursuant to section 242 of the Transport and Infrastructure Act 1994. Given this designation, and loss of development opportunities, this Investigation area is expected to be removed as part of a future major amendment to City Plan.
Glade Drive, Gaven Stage 1 of the Gaven North Investigation area project is now complete. Now underway, Stage 2 involves technical investigations and may include further opportunities for community engagement.
Central Winderadeen Drive, Highland Park Stage 1 of the Highland Park Investigation area project is now complete. Now underway, Stage 2 involves technical investigations and may include further opportunities for community engagement.
Future (outside current program)
Ashmore Road / Smith Street, Molendinar; North Hymix Road, Gaven Investigation into these areas is subject to future budget and resourcing commitments.
Canelands; Yawalpah Road, East Coomera These areas remain outside the ShapingSEQ 2017 Urban Footprint. No further strategic planning activities are planned.
Scullin Street, Mudgeeraba (Mudgeeraba North) After community engagement in 2018–19, the outcome is to retain the rural residential zoning and intent of the Mudgeeraba North Investigation Area until 2031. The locality will be reconsidered as part of a review of future policy directions for growth and development beyond 2031.