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On 18 December 2009, the Coomera Town Centre Master Planned Area (PDF icon 2 MB) was declared.

The Coomera Town Centre Master Planned Area is located east of the Pacific Motorway and west of the Coomera Marine Precinct. The Coomera Town Centre Master Planned Area incorporates the existing Coomera railway station and Dreamworld.

The intent of the Coomera Town Centre Master Planned Area is to create a transit orientated activity centre which focuses on street life and activity, high quality built form which is responsive to a subtropical climate and an interconnected network of public streets and open space areas.

Key development targets
Area of declared master planned area Approximately 680 hectares
Dwelling target Approximately 25,000 dwellings
Additional population Approximately 50,000 people
Residential density Average range of 25-200 dwellings per hectare

Relationship to the South East Queensland Regional Plan

Coomera is recognised in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 as a regional development area for residential and employment growth. The area is expected to provide approximately 25,000 new dwellings, providing homes for around 50,000 people (based on 55-130 dwellings per hectare as required under the SEQ Regional Plan and area constraints).

Previous planning

Gold Coast City Council and the former Albert Shire Council have promoted the development of Coomera Town Centre for several years.

Coomera Town Centre (PDF icon 2 MB) was identified as a major activity centre in the former South East Queensland Regional Plan. Gold Coast City Council prepared the Coomera Town Centre Structure Plan for the purposes of the major development area designation, which was endorsed in 2008.

In 2007, the major development area provisions were rescinded as a result of the introduction of the Urban Land Development Authority Act 2007. An amendment was made to the Integrated Planning Act 1997 that recognised all existing major development areas as identified master planned areas.

The Coomera Town Centre Master Planned Area Declaration in December 2009 rescinded the previous major development area, however the boundaries of the two areas are closely aligned. The work undertaken prior to December 2009 was carried forward to take advantage of previous community consultation and planning decisions.

Coomera Town Centre Declared Master Plan Area key dates
Coomera Town Centre Structure Plan
Declaration of master planned area. View gazette notice (PDF icon 378 KB) 18 December 2009
Local government submits structure plan for consideration of state interests 29 January 2010
Minister approves structure plan for public notification 19 February 2010
Local government undertakes public notification of
structure plan
24 March - 11 May 2010
Local government considers public submissions and submits revised structure plan for consideration of state interests 17 August 2010
Minister approves structure plan 7 September 2010
Local government adopts structure plan 17 September 2010
Commencement of structure plan 15 October 2010
Coomera Town Centre Master Plans
Master Plan Unit 3B Application approved 5 November 2012
Project status

Commencement of changes to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Note: The Coomera Town Centre structure plan will now be required to be transitioned into Gold Coast City Council's Sustainable Planning Act 2009 planning scheme by following the process stated in Statutory Guideline 02/12 Making and amending local planning instruments. No new master plan applications can be made in the declared master planned area.

22 November 2012

Further information

There are six declared master planned areas. View more information on the master planned area process.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about the Coomera Town Centre Master Planned Area, please contact the department or the Gold Coast City Council on (07) 5582 8211.

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