New report shows GC Councillors tried for higher building limits at The Spit

A heavily edited report made public by the Gold Coast City Council shows they pushed for higher building limits at the southern end of The Spit.

It’s the same area where the Queensland Government rejected an application for a high-rise casino earlier this month.

Two weeks before Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the Government’s decision council voted to have higher height limits at selected sites around the Gold Coast.


As reported by ABC News, the publicly released version of the report supports taller buildings near the Nerang River and Broadwater.

It’s understood the report also recommends higher buildings south of Sea World on The Spit.

Premier Palaszczuk said the area should be preserved and height restrictions would be maintained at the council’s current three-storey limit.

“This will be a central parkland of the Gold Coast for future generations of families to enjoy,” she said.

“This part of the Gold Coast is unique to Queenslanders but it’s also unique in the world.”