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Recent Updates Relevant to Local Planning Matters
15 Dec 2019
Gold Coast City Plan Amendments – to the Amendments

Preliminary overview, the first town planning, public consultation period has wrapped up with 1,203 submissions made to Council. Overall, roughly 30% were in support, 30% against and 40% not clear. More details are available on Gold Coast Council’s, Our City Our Plan website . Some specific areas were dominated by negative sentiment with the major changes...

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14 Nov 2019
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Is your Town Planner a keeper and how to pick a good one.

Town Planners are experts in strategizing outcomes for your property or site, seeing if you can actually achieve things like subdivision or adding additional value through development. They strive to get you the best outcome over your site usually in a manner where the endpoint approval allows you to boost your yield. What is achieved...

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29 Oct 2019
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Complaints, Complaining and Complainants

Complaints to Council cause much angst and can occur throughout any application process even if you are not seeking any approval on your property. Often people are negligent to their Council requirements in using their property unlawfully without having sought Council approval to do what they are doing. They can feel blindsided by a Council...

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04 Oct 2019
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Broadwater Buzz of the Changes driving Development Spike

City Plan changes leading to Boom burbs. Last week’s tabled amendments at the City of the Gold Coast Council have local residents of the Broadwater suburbs a-buzz. Changes for Biggera Waters, Labrador and Southport West will promote increases in allowable height, density along with a new zone being introduced. Wow! Phill Whyte, Director of City Plan...

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01 Oct 2019
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City Plan Amendments – Public Consultation Underway

City Plan is Getting a Makeover! The latest version of our City Plan is getting a touch up! Gold Coast Council is calling on residents to have their say about the proposed amendments. Some of the pertinent changes will hopefully bring more clarity to contentious issues in the past such as height designations. Height requirements...

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13 Jun 2018
Instagram Links and Updates

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11 Jun 2018
Airbnb Stayz – Lawful Land Use or Unlawful Activity?

Airbnb and Identified Demand The Commonwealth Games has come and gone and while the Gold Coast City Council may have been supportive of all forms of accommodation being provided leading up to the Games’ promise of an “influx of tourists” of more than 600,000 visitors, that moment has past. The Games may have been a great promotion...

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23 Feb 2018
Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI)

The City of Gold Coast Council has resolved to prepare and endorse a ‘Temporary Local Planning Instrument No.5 (Minimum Land Above Designated Flood Level and Residential Risk Reduction) 2017’ (TLPI No 5) and have formally requested the Minister to further endorse. This proposed TLPI has been requested to apply to all applications yet to be...

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