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Master plans

The state government plays a role in coordinating and facilitating planning projects where the state needs to perform a strategic role in delivering good planning outcomes.

These projects often involve engaging with state and local government stakeholders, the planning and development industry and the community.

The Queensland Government also commissions independent studies to assist with key decisions of government.

The Southport Spit Master Plan

The state government has released The Spit Master Plan after an extensive 18-month master planning process. Watch our fly-through video to find out more about the master plan.

The master plan secures the future of 138 hectares of green space, unlocks the potential for 1800 new jobs, provides for more than 800 new short-term accommodation rooms and creates vibrant community spaces and outstanding natural areas.

The community helped shape the master plan through more than 23,000 pieces of feedback received during the master planning process, and conversations with thousands of people at pop-up sessions and other events.

The master plan was led by the, Queensland Government and undertaken in collaboration with the Gold Coast City Council and the Gold Coast Waterways Authority.

You can find out more about the development of the master plan in the background summary report.

Find more information on the implementation of the Spit master plan.

Gumpi (Dunwich) Master Plan

The Gumpi (Dunwich) Master Plan is a key initiative of the Minjerribah Futures (formerly North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy), which aims to diversify and expand Minjerribah’s (North Stradbroke Island’s) economy with sandmining ceasing on the island.

The state government is leading preparation of the plan in partnership with Redland City Council and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC).

A range of stakeholders will inform the plan. Stakeholders include the local community, Traditional Owners, local business owners and visitors.

Community engagement

Community feedback for the draft master plan is now closed. All feedback provided on the draft master plan will now be reviewed and will help inform the final plan. View more details

Last updated: 25 May 2022