New City Plan to prepare Gold Coast for growth

Gold Coast - February 2014 - Jason Bull Photography - myGC

The City of Gold Coast, Queensland, 2014. IMAGE: Jason Bull Photography SOURCE: Facebook

GOLD Coasters will learn more about how developments set out in the new City Plan will support the region at a free seminar in Surfers Paradise next week.

Council believes its new planning scheme will set the direction for the development of the Gold Coast over the next ten years and beyond, with a projected population growth of more than 34 per cent in this time.


Chair of the 2015 City Plan Sub-Division Cr Greg Betts said the plan aimed to lessen regulation on planning approvals and cut red tape so the world can see the Gold Coast is ‘open for business’.”

“We have made it easier to build within the activity centres around the city and made it easier to change uses within existing buildings,” Cr Betts said.

“Density is being encouraged along the light rail corridor to support this investment and to thoughtfully populate in the more well-serviced areas of the city.

“That means more people living close to public transport and facilities such as retail and commercial services, not to mention the recreational bonus of the beach nearby.”

Archers Body Corporate Management Director Blake Hoger said the Gold Coast City Council’s new City Plan would support the city’s long-term projected growth with a focus on strata developments.

Mr Hoger said the 1,200 apartments that are being constructed as part of the Games village will be highly sought after once they are eventually listed on the market, which in turn will put the spotlight on the Coast in terms of attractive real estate.

“In addition to the village there are a lot of other effects that the Games and their associated developments will have on the Gold Coast region.

“Many residents on the Coast are already seeing the light rail system running through the Parklands and Broadbeach areas.

“This quick and convenient transport system should translate into higher rental yields for investors and integrated development opportunities along the railway corridor are also being planned.”

Residents seeking further information are encouraged to attend Archers’ education seminar with Chair of the 2015 City Plan Sub-Division Cr Greg Betts and Gadens Lawyers Partner Michael Kleinschmidt for an update on future developments and the review of Queensland property and strata laws.

SEMINAR DETAILS: Gold Coast Strata Education Seminar

VENUE: Q1 Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise
DATE: 7th April, 2014
TIME: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
COST: Free
SPEAKERS: Chair of the 2015 City Plan Sub-Division Cr Greg Betts and Gadens Lawyers Partner Michael Kleinschmidt
RSVP: 07 5552 0700 or