Affordable living opportunities are a strong focus of our City Plan. To provide our residents with a variety of housing choices, the City has made it easier and more affordable to develop different types of living options. A dwelling house is just one of the many residential choices to cater for our growing population.
A dwelling house is considered a single household that is for residential purposes.
If you are building a dwelling house you will need a building approval. Building approvals can be obtained by contacting a private certifier. Please see the Private building certifiers page for further information.
A dwelling house does not usually require a development application when in a residential zone.
An exception to this would be when a City Plan overlay may raise the category of development or assessment and trigger the need for a development approval. Refer to the do I need a development approval page for further information and instructions.
The design and siting of buildings and structures within the City of Gold Coast area is regulated by a combination of the City Plan and the siting requirements of part 3 of the Building Act 1975, therefore you may require the City as a referral agency for design and siting matters.
Please refer to the Referral Agency Assessment application page for further information.
For building related matters, you will need to engage a private Building Certifier. Please see the private building certifier page for further information.
For planning related matters, If you have any questions regarding building a dwelling house, please call contact our Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708 or email: email@example.com.