Indoor Recreation (Gym/ Yoga/ F45) 'Don't Sweat' a Show Cause Notice

Gyms… that hardest part about them is supposed to be the workout not the paperwork after receiving an unexpected show cause notice from Council. Noting the practicality of these land uses occurring in underutilized areas such as industrial areas or other unique locations, often they start operating without Council planning approval making them ripe for Council issuing a show cause notice for a breach of the local planning provisions. City Plan Planning have experience in resolving show cause notices and to get businesses back up and running again. No fuss.

The Gold Coast City Council has been actively issuing show cause notices in recent times from Coomera down to Coolangatta as noted in this article breaking down the impacts that show cause notices are having on the local operator and small business. Click on the following link to read the full Gold Coast Bulletin article – “Council zoning laws nab gold coast gym owners who didn’t even know they existed.”

Our planning experience extends to yoga studios, F45, Crossfit, regular gyms, 24 hour gyms, ballet or dancing studios, squash courts, boxing and pilates all of which fall under the definition of Indoor Recreation and Recreation. Not only will Council’s show cause notice require an application to be made but also compliance with the car parking provisions which is often the hardest part. We can talk you through the process so you understand that planning approval is more achievable than you might realise.

City Plan Planning have a variety of options to consider to maximise your business growth while also keeping Council and your neighbours happy. A win win and a an exercise that’s even more fulfilling than setting a new P.B.

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