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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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Building & plumbing

We are constantly working to ensure that our development policy and guidelines not only preserve the natural beauty of the Gold Coast, but also allow for strong development and progress which will benefit current and future residents. Find out what you need to know before and during building.

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Copies of building plans

Obtain copies of building plans for existing structures, lodge an application for copies of building plans and find information on the different plans.

Copies of building plans
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Report a problem

Find out more about your problem and, if you can't resolve the issue yourself with the information provided, complete our online form to have your issue investigated.

Report a Problem
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Plumbing and drainage

Find out more about starting compliance assessable work, and submissions and approvals to the City of Gold Coast.

Plumbing and drainage
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Building works

Find out which types of building works require approval. A building development approval is required prior to commencing construction on assessable building works.

Building works
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Driveways and vehicular crossings

Learn the difference between a driveway and a vehicular crossing, their standards and when an approval is required.

Driveways and vehicular crossings
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Private building certifier

Learn about the role of a Private Building Certifier and the building works that do not require approval.

If you are a private building certifier, find information you need for building approvals and certification.

Private building certifier
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Swimming pool fencing

Information on the State government pool fencing requirements and the City's role in ensuring compliance with the pool safety standard.

Swimming pool fencing
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Property fencing

What you need to know regarding boundary fencing, as well as advice on how to resolve dividing fences/fencing disputes.

Property fencing
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Retaining walls

Learn about the minimum standards for retaining walls, categorisation and building approval details.

Retaining walls
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Residential services buildings

Find information about different forms of residential services buildings and how to ensure premises comply with the prescribed building requirements.

Residential services buildings
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Stormwater

Learn about stormwater runoff from building sites, subdivisions and legal discharge points.

Stormwater
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Planning & building enquiries (contacts)

Get contact details and technical support for specific planning and building enquiries

Planning & building enquiries (contacts)
 

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