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  • Service Location Plan Lodgement & Approval

    GCCC have recently implemented a new system for assessment and approval of service location plans which on a recent project resulted in a 3 day turn-around.  This expedited sealing of the associated survey plan, a great outcome for our client. Service location plans are prepared to enable early release of survey plans for development where uncompleted works bonding is being utilised.  We are able to assist with field survey and associated preparation of service location plans and/or electronic ADAC files for all Council infrastructure.  Contact us for a quote on your project.

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  • Medium and High Density Residential Zones

    An important change shown in the Gold Coast City Plan is that residential developments (i.e. unit developments) proposed on lots within the Medium and/or High Density Residential Zones are no longer triggered to impact assessment on the basis of density. Essentially this means that even if the proposed development is over the prescribed density requirements of the City Plan it still remains code assessable.  A critical element for such applications is demonstrating that it can be appropriately serviced (i.e. water, sewer, access, car parking etc.) and the development does not exceed the prescribed height limits (if applicable).  We can assist in any unit development…

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  • Self to Code Risksmart Applications

    The Council of the City of Gold Coast has recently implemented a Risksmart application process to deal with developments that would ordinarily be self-assessable but are non-compliant with specific criteria.  This application process typically allows for a 5 day turn-around on a decision and importantly Council only assess the areas of non-compliances. For example, duplex developments that do not comply with prescribed boundary setbacks or site coverage.  Contact us for a quote on your project today.  

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  • Sealed Survey Plans

    We have received a sealed survey plan from Council for the first 26 residential lots in a new estate.  MGS was responsible for all project surveying works including draft survey plans and disclosure plans, civil setout, as-constructed plans, lot pegging, preparation of survey plans and lodgement of the plan sealing applications.  We can assist in all aspects of residential development including town planning, surveying and project coordination.

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  • Public Notification

    We currently have a number of active public notices including for our own projects and on behalf of other consultants.  We can undertake public notification for applications under the Sustainable Planning Act or the Economic Development Act (PDA Applications) so contact us today for a quote on your public notification requirements.

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  • Superseded Scheme Approvals

    Following the introduction of Council’s City Plan on 2 February 2015, applications can be lodged for development to be assessed against Council’s Superseded Planning Scheme for a period of 12 months.  The Superseded Planning Scheme may provide support for a development not envisaged under the City Plan or may allow for more favourable assessment on vegetation or clearing related matters.  We have lodged a number of applications for assessment against the Superseded Planning Scheme and have had several successful approvals with more expected in the coming weeks. Contact us for an assessment of your sites development potential under the Superseded…

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  • Rural Boundary Realignment

    Following receipt of a development approval for a realignment of property boundaries on an 800 hectare rural site the survey works are now underway.  MGS will undertake all project works from conception through to completion including all town planning, proposal plans and survey works.  Contact us for advice or survey and planning works for your rural site – our surveyors enjoy the change of scenery a ‘bush’ job provides.

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