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Planning and building

The Gold Coast is a vibrant and attractive city. We are working hard to maintain our enviable lifestyle and ensure our city continues to thrive in a sustainable way.

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Building & plumbing

We are constantly working to ensure that our development policy and guidelines not only preserve the natural beauty of the Gold Coast, but also allow for strong development and progress which will benefit current and future residents. Find out what you need to know before and during building.

Building works

Find out which types of building works require approval. A building development approval is required prior to commencing construction on assessable building works.

Retaining walls

Learn about minimum standards for retaining walls, categorisation and building approval details.

Swimming pool fencing

Read information about the State government pool fencing requirements for pool owners and the City's role in ensuring compliance with the pool safety standard.

Plumbing and drainage

Find out about plumbing and drainage applications, compliance and the management of regulated devices, including how to book a plumbing inspection and request copies of house drainage plans and other reports related to City sewer and stormwater infrastructure.

Private building certifier

A building approval can be sought from a private building certifier. Find out about their role and the building works that do not require approval.

If you are a private building certifier, you can also find all the information you need to archive building approvals and certification.

Residential Service Buildings

Residential services buildings

Find information about different forms of residential services buildings and how to ensure premises comply with the prescribed building requirements.



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