The vision for the Southport Priority Development Area (PDA) is to deliver the Gold Coast Central Business District (CBD).
The PDA covers 198.3 hectares in the Southport CBD and includes residential, retail, commercial, financial, educational and community uses.
The PDA was declared on 4 October 2013.
The Southport PDA Development Scheme ( 9.4 MB) is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating, and controlling development within the PDA.
In 2021 a proposed amendment to the Southport PDA Development Scheme ( 13.2 MB) was publicly notified. View the submissions report ( 663.2 KB) for public submissions and amendments.
The City of Gold Coast Council assesses development applications for this PDA.
All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.
Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework ( 1.4 MB).
Council's adopted infrastructure charges are applicable to development within the PDA.
Southport PDA regulatory map
Southport PDA boundary map
Last updated: 22 Jul 2022