gold coast planning scheme

Note: The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 is a superseded Planning Scheme but is still available for viewing.
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About Our Living City – Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003


Part 1 Introduction

Part 2 Desired Environmental Outcomes and Performance Indicators

Part 3 Planning Strategy

Part 4 Definitions

Part 5 Domains

Rural(pdf identifier 194kb)
Park Living(pdf identifier 193kb)
Village (Mixed Use)(pdf identifier 188kb)
Detached Dwelling(pdf identifier 186kb)
Residential Choice(pdf identifier 189kb)
Tourist and Residential(pdf identifier 190kb)
Integrated Business(pdf identifier 192kb)
Local Business(pdf identifier 193kb)
Fringe Business(pdf identifier 194kb)
Industry 1 (High Impact)(pdf identifier 178kb)
Industry 2 (Low Impact)(pdf identifier 196kb)
Extractive Industry(pdf identifier 194kb)
Marine Industry(pdf identifier 187kb)
Community Purposes(pdf identifier 190kb)
Conservation(pdf identifier 197kb)
Private Open Space(pdf identifier 190kb)
Public Open Space(pdf identifier 191kb)
Emerging Communities(pdf identifier 575kb)maps

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Part 6 Local Area Plans

Beenleigh Town Centre(pdf identifier 407kb)maps
Broadbeach(pdf identifier 549kb)maps
Bundall Central(pdf identifier 264kb)maps
Bundall Equestrian(pdf identifier 253kb)maps
Burleigh(pdf identifier 328kb)maps
Burleigh Ridge(pdf identifier 298kb)maps
Chevron Island(pdf identifier 719kb)maps
Coolangatta(pdf identifier 363kb)maps
Coomera(pdf identifier 411kb)maps
Coomera Town Centre(pdf identifier 397kb)maps
Currumbin Hill(pdf identifier 244kb)maps
Eagleby(pdf identifier 377kb)maps
East Coomera/Yawalpah Conservation(pdf identifier 290kb)maps
Guragunbah(pdf identifier 659kb)maps
Helensvale Town Centre(pdf identifier 1.69mb)maps
Hope Island(pdf identifier 276kb)maps
Mudgeeraba Village(pdf identifier 380kb)maps
Nerang(pdf identifier 575kb)maps
Oxenford(pdf identifier 332kb)maps
Palm Beach(pdf identifier 274kb)maps
Paradise Point(pdf identifier 255kb)maps
Robina(pdf identifier 116kb)maps
South Stradbroke(pdf identifier 290kb)maps
Southport(pdf identifier 1.13mb)maps
Springbrook(pdf identifier 272kb)maps
Surfers Paradise(pdf identifier 395kb)maps
The Spit – Gold Coast Harbour(pdf identifier 318kb)maps
Uplands Drive and Woodlands Way(pdf identifier 205kb)maps
West Burleigh Township(pdf identifier 250kb)maps
Yatala Enterprise Area(pdf identifier 442kb)maps

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Part 7 Codes

Adult Entertainment Premises(pdf identifier 107kb)
Advertising Devices(pdf identifier 196kb)
Aged Persons Accommodation(pdf identifier 128kb)
Animal Husbandry(pdf identifier 112kb)
Aquaculture(pdf identifier 116kb)
Attached Dwellings and Medium Density
Detached Dwellings
(pdf identifier 153kb)
Bed and Breakfast Tourist Accommodation(pdf identifier 114kb)
Brothels(pdf identifier 113kb)
Caravan Parks(pdf identifier 107kb)
Caretaker’s Residences(pdf identifier 108kb)
Changes to Ground Level and Creation of
New Waterbodies
(pdf identifier 130kb)
Child Care Centres(pdf identifier 138kb)
Detached Dwellings(pdf identifier 121kb)
Display Homes and Estate Sales Offices(pdf identifier 119kb)
Ecotourism Facility(pdf identifier 106kb)
Family Accommodation(pdf identifier 119kb)
Farm Forestry(pdf identifier 130kb)
Farm Stay(pdf identifier 112kb)
High Rise Residential and Tourist
(pdf identifier 150kb)
Kennels(pdf identifier 115kb)
Landscape Work(pdf identifier 190kb)
Low Rise Apartment Building(pdf identifier 151kb)
Low Rise Commercial Tourist Accommodation(pdf identifier 126kb)
Office(pdf identifier 127kb)
Private Recreation(pdf identifier 109kb)
Relocatable Home Parks(pdf identifier 123kb)
Retail and Related Establishments(pdf identifier 122kb)
Reconfiguring a Lot(pdf identifier 222kb)
Rural Industry(pdf identifier 119kb)
Salvage Yards(pdf identifier 109kb)
Service Stations(pdf identifier 122kb)
Surf Life Saving Clubs(pdf identifier 120kb)
Telecommunications Facility(pdf identifier 153kb)
Temporary Use(pdf identifier 119kb)
Tourist Cabins(pdf identifier 122kb)
Vegetation Management(pdf identifier 190kb)
Vehicle Sales(pdf identifier 106kb)
Working from Home(pdf identifier 114kb)
Works for Infrastructure(pdf identifier 123kb)
Gold Coast Airport and Aviation Facilities(pdf identifier 184kb)
Bushfire Management Areas(pdf identifier 191kb)
Canals and Waterways(pdf identifier 139kb)
Car Parking, Access and Transport
(pdf identifier 246kb)
Cultural Heritage (Historic)(pdf identifier 154kb)
Cultural Heritage (Indigenous)(pdf identifier 123kb)
Dam Catchment Areas(pdf identifier 132kb)
Flood Affected Areas(pdf identifier 190kb)
Natural Wetland Areas and Natural
(pdf identifier 161kb)
Nature Conservation(pdf identifier 152kb)
Ocean Front Land(pdf identifier 152kb)
Rail Corridor Environs(pdf identifier 141kb)
Road Traffic Noise Management(pdf identifier 124kb)
Sediment and Erosion Control(pdf identifier 162kb)
Service Roads (Pacific Motorway)(pdf identifier 520kb)
Steep Slopes or Unstable Soils(pdf identifier 128kb)
Unsewered Land(pdf identifier 137kb)

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Part 8 Infrastructure

Part 9 List of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Maps

Part 10 Schedules


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