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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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Management plans

A management plan may be required to satisfy conditions imposed on a development approval issued under the following legislation:

  • Planning and Environment Act 1993
  • Integrated Planning Act 1997
  • Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (compliance assessment)
  • Planning Act 2016.

The types of management plans the City may require include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction management plan
  • Vegetation management plan
  • Bushfire management plan.

Construction management plans

Specific development conditions attached to a Material Change of Use approval may require approval of a construction management plan prior to building works commencing on site. 

The management of dust and noise does not form part of this assessment because it is separately conditioned in Material Change of Use approvals.

Objectives of construction management plans

Construction management plans are associated to major building projects and are designed to:

  • protect the general public from activities occurring on building sites
  • keep building sites neat and tidy to maintain public safety and local amenity
  • minimise the impact of noise and vibration on the immediate neighbourhood
  • maintain air quality (airborne dust and pollutants) in and around the construction site at acceptable levels throughout the construction period
  • ensure sediment from the building site is retained onsite during construction works
  • ensure that demand for occupation of the street and protection of City assets is well managed.

The application form details the information to be provided in a construction management plan.

Refer to the forms and applications section below for links to the forms.


Fees for an application for approval of construction management are as notated for assessment of a single management plan. Other fees for applications for landscaping and or tree clearing may be applicable but are not covered here.

For application fees see our Register of fees and charges.

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