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Urban design

City of Gold Coast is committed to upholding quality design and urban design principles in conjunction with our goal of protecting and enhancing our natural environment.

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Urban design

The Gold Coast is a sophisticated young city boasting some of the world's most innovative and well-designed buildings, streetscapes and urban parklands, along with a unique and diverse cultural heritage. City of Gold Coast is providing quality community infrastructure to enhance our environment and lifestyle.

We are committed to upholding quality design and urban design principles together with our goal of protecting and enhancing our magnificent natural environment. We promote good urban design and sustainable building practices through many initiatives and strong community consultation.

We have recently conducted a number of Place Analysis Studies to provide a resource to ensure character elements are appropriately considered in future development decisions along the southern Gold Coast strip, see below for further information.

Building our city

The 'Building our city' project is a long term research and reporting project being undertaken in conjunction with Griffith University’s Cities Research Institute that measures how specific parts of the Gold Coast are changing over time.


Fifteen qualities of good urban places

Discover the essential ingredients that make up the 15 qualities of good urban places.


Gold Coast Urban Design Awards

Celebrate our city's exceptional built projects that contribute to making the Gold Coast a truly international city.


City Building seminars

The City Building seminars showcase exemplar projects and design ideas by working in partnership with the community and private sector.


Streetscape design guidelines

The intent of the Streetscape Design Principles and Guidelines is to make streetscapes more consistent and legible, better visually integrated and more cost-effective in the long term.


Urban design studies

These studies align with City of Gold Coast's vision to sustain growth and economic development while retaining a lifestyle that is uniquely Gold Coast.

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