Have your say on the Gold Coast’s new city plan

GOLD Coasters are being urged to share their thoughts on how the city’s future growth should be managed.

The City of Gold Coast’s new draft City Plan 2015 will be open to community consultation for the next six weeks.

The draft plan outlines a vision of the Gold Coast’s growth up to 2034, where the city’s population is expected to have grown by about 320,000 to close to a million residents.


It proposes a concrete jungle of super towers and high-density development through Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach with the removal of height restrictions.

The plan will guide the city’s development over the next 10-20 years, delivering 150,000 additional jobs and 130,000 homes.

Mayor Tate said submissions would be accepted until July 29 and that everyone had the opportunity to have a say on the city’s future.

“There will be 19 public consultation sessions across the Gold Coast where residents can see the draft plan, talk to City planning staff and make a submission,” he said.

“The draft plan is also on display in all City Libraries, Councillor offices and our Nerang and Bundall Administration Centres.”

Mayor Tate added a lot of work had gone into making the draft plan easier to use.

“We’ve cut red tape and included new land use provisions, such as zones and codes, to strengthen and diversify the economy and manage development and change,” he said.

“As we head towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM, the draft plan will help us to reshape the Gold Coast and capitalise on all the opportunities on the horizon.”

The draft plan consultation period runs from 17 June to 29 July 2014. Find out more at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/draftcityplan2015