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Planning and building

The Gold Coast is a vibrant and attractive city. We are working hard to maintain our enviable lifestyle and ensure our city continues to thrive in a sustainable way.

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Development applications

Use the links below to find out how to lodge a development application with City of Gold Coast. You can also have your say on development applications, find information on appealing a decision, check the status of a development application and access basic property information.

Do I need development approval?

Use our online tools to determine whether your project requires development approval.

Development application process

Find out more about the process involved in assessing a development application, including the requirements for a properly made application.

Before lodging a development application

We provide services to assist applicants with lodging their development application.

Lodging a development application

Development applications can be lodged online, by post or over the counter. Find out more information about how to lodge, the different types of development applications and the relevant forms.

Fast tracking development applications

The fast tracking development applications process streamlines the assessment of selected low risk development applications, significantly reducing holding costs, red tape and processing time.

Track a development application online

PD Online

Find basic property information, including details about applicable development applications using PD Online, a self-help planning and development tool, where you can search by property or application number.

Have your say on a development application

Find out how to make a submission in support or objection of a development application, including how to lodge and what details to include.

Infrastructure contributions

Find information about the management of infrastructure charges, including the current and previous charge rates.

Development bonds and inspections

Information regarding development bonds for civil and public landscaping, including the assessment process, inspection requirements and information on releasing bonds and how to apply for an as constructed service location plan.

Post development approval and appeals

Information for applicants in relation to what the next steps are and any additional options available following the receipt of a decision on a development application.

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