Draft City Plan 2015

The Property Council has this week lodged a submission on the Gold Coast draft City Plan 2015.

Key issues covered in the submission include:

  • Vegetation management and environmental offsets
  • Accommodating population growth
  • Industrial land supply
  • Centres zones
  • Flood overlay, and
  • The significance of the beach in achieving planning outcomes.

Of particular concern to the Property Council is the City of Gold Coast’s recent decision to increase infrastructure charges to the maximum capped charge.

At a time when the Gold Coast should be encouraging development, this increase in charges sends a negative signal to the property industry, reduces the feasibility of projects, and ultimately will increase costs for end users.

The Property Council’s submission on the Gold Coast draft City Plan 2015 can be found at the PDF link above.