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Note: The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 is a superseded Planning Scheme but is still available for viewing.
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Version History

The Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 commenced on 11 May 2009 and includes Amendments 2 & 3 and Minor Amendments 1 - 5. These amendments include a number of general changes across the Planning Scheme to mapping, codes, definitions, tables of development, formatting, and other parts of the Planning Scheme.

In addition to general amendments, Version 1.2 includes amendments to the development provisions for Advertising Devices including the Advertising Devices Specific Development Code and Advertising Devices within all tables of development. Further, the new Oxenford and amended Broadbeach and Coolangatta Local Area Plans are also included in Version 1.2.

The table below provides further information relating to status, key dates and versioning of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003.

Planning Scheme VersionCurrent StatusDate the Planning Scheme Amendment was AdoptedDate the Planning Scheme Version Commenced
Version 1.2Current 11 Dec 2006 - Amendment 3
23 July 2007 – Amendment 2
8 Dec 2008 – Oxenford LAP
11 May 2009
external link Version 1.1 Amended January 2007Superseded 11 Dec 2006 8 Jan 2007
external link Version 1.1Historic 29 Nov 20047 March 2005
external link Version 1.0Historic 6 June 2003 18 August 2003

Note: In accordance with s.2.1.7 of the Integrated Planning Act 1997, amendments to a planning scheme will have effect on and from the day the adoption of the amendment is notified in the gazette, or if a later day for the commencement of the amendment is stated in the amendment, the later day.

Please also note that a development application (superseded planning scheme) must be made within 1 year after the day the amendment takes effect.