Neighbourhood Framework

Burleigh Beach and Burleigh Headland

Our city’s population is forecast to continue to grow by approximately 15,000 people per year until 2041. Our planning is focused on accommodating this growth while also building on the characteristics that make the Gold Coast unique.

Light rail has transformed public transport and how people move across the Gold Coast. This investment has helped create an integrated multi-modal network that better connects communities with business and jobs, hospitals and medical facilities, education, shopping, dining, entertainment and sporting centres.

Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads corridor

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 has the potential to support renewal of neighbourhoods surrounding the stations as well as improve access for our community and visitors. To ensure these benefits are realised, we have created a Neighbourhood Framework for the Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads corridor.

The Framework will guide planning activities and growth in these areas while maintaining the lifestyle, amenity and coastal character values of these neighbourhoods.

The Framework has been developed in consultation with the community. For more information, refer to the Framework documents below.

Project milestones

Initial community engagement including city-wide survey June 2021
Framework update and established community reference groups August 2021
Station Neighbourhood concept planning with community reference groups October 2021 to February 2022
Tailored engagement including survey on draft Station Neighbourhoods Concept plans April 2022
Concept plans update July 2022
In progress
Statutory amendment and consultation process Included in City Plan Major Amendment B (Housing Supply and Diversity). For details, refer to City Plan amendments

Project documents

Download the following project documents and support material.

Planning & Environment (P&E) Committee reports

13 May 2021

This report provides an update on the preparation of the draft Framework and community engagement approach.

25 August 2021

This report outlines community engagement feedback received on the draft Framework and presents the updated version for Council endorsement and publication.

24 March 2022

This report presents the concept planning outcomes of the Community Reference Group engagement and seeks Council endorsement of the draft Station Neighbourhood Concept plans and re-engagement survey.

14 July 2022

This report outlines community feedback received on the draft Station Neighbourhood Concept Plans and presents the updated versions for Council endorsement and publication.

Neighbourhood Framework project area