Final day to have your say on proposed updates to the Gold Coast City Plan

Today is the last day for Gold Coasters to have their say on proposed changes to Council’s City Plan.

The proposed updates cover six themes, including:

  • height and density – to create a sustainable city shape
  • built form and urban design – highlighting the importance of a well-designed city
  • targeted growth areas – and how we will achieve growth responsibly
  • growth and diversification of employment – to stimulate economic growth and enable future job creation
  • environment – to safeguard our environmental values
  • other land use changes and alignment improvements – for clarity, consistency and alignment.

The issue that most locals seem to be concerned with is the identification of Southport West, Biggera Waters and Labrador as major growth areas over the next 20 years.


Bonney MP Sam O’Connor has been particularly active in rallying his local community to have their say before tonight’s deadline.

On the eve of the final day for submissions, he even posted a meme to try and spark more interest from some of the community’s younger members.

“Item 15 of the City Plan highlights Labrador, Biggera Waters and Southport West as targeted growth areas,” Mr O’Connor’s submission reads.

“Most of these areas fall within my electorate of Bonney and many of the residents I have spoken with are alarmed by the proposed changes.”

Residents have until 5.00pm today (November 11) to make a submission, alternatively, they can sign Sam O’Connor’s petition if they agree with his submission made to Council.