This type of application is applicable to the construction of jetties, pontoons and boat ramps within non tidal waters.
Non tidal is taken to mean land (public and freehold) inundated with water. In some cases, it is behind lock and weir structures, for example, Monterey Keys.
In some locations within the waterway system, private property abuts water that is under the control of the City of Gold Coast. Where the abutting property owner wishes to erect or install a pontoon or jetty to service their property, an application to Council of the City of Gold Coast is required. The owner of the land to which the structure attaches or benefits is responsible for the ongoing care and maintenance of the installed structure/works.
Where the structure/works are on or attach to common property within a community title scheme under the control of a Body Corporate, the City needs assurance that the Body Corporate have given permission to the application.
This type of application has no status under the Planning Act 2016. It is inundated land under the ownership or control of the City. (It will have a lot on plan description). An application is made on a form available from the City’s website.
The assessment process has two paths:
Where the land, the subject of the application, is private land inundated with non-tidal water within an integrated resort, the application and assessment process is as follows:
In accordance with the requirements of the Sanctuary Cove Resort Act, the City does not assess the construction of non-tidal works on private inundated land within the resort or works on land along the Coomera River abutting the resort. Approval is to be sought from the relevant body corporate, a building certifier or the relevant State Government Department.
In accordance with the Integrated Resort Act, the City does not assess the construction of non-tidal works on private inundated land within Oyster Cove Resort or Hope Island Resort. Approval is to be sought from the relevant Body Corporate and a building certifier.
For application fees see our register of fees and charges.