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Gold Coast Landscape Architects

Citicene are Landscape Architects with experience across the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Citicene have delivered many commercial landscape projects throughout the Gold Coast. Our team have a detailed understanding of Gold Coast City Council’s requirements to achieve landscape approval.

The City of Gold Coast stretches from the Northern border of New South Wales, up to the Redland Shire in the North and the Beaudesert Shire to the West

Over almost 20 years, Citicene have been involved in delivering many projects across the Gold Coast region. We have participated in numerous small, medium and large projects from the northern end of the Gold Coast through to the Tweed Shire


Gold Coast City Council Landscape Approvals

The Citicene team have a detailed understanding of Gold Coast City Council’s expectations regarding landscape. From statement of landscape intents through to detailed landscape maintenance plans and landscape assessments, we have delivered many projects of varying scales throughout the region. 

Local Gold Coast Requirements

Gold Coast City Council have specific requirements regarding the landscape for any project. These requirements can be strict and it is important to seek professional advice to ensure a cost effective delivery of the landscape is achieved.

All landscape works on the Gold Coast are to be documented in accordance with their Landscape Works Documentation Manual Guidelines. 

Gold Coast City Council have a ‘whole of city’ landscape strategy that aims to promote an integrated design approach to ensure the landscape of the Gold Coast is a positive component when designing and planning new developments.

The Gold Coast City Council landscape strategy is a Planning Scheme Policy attached to the Gold Coast City Planning Scheme and forms part of the Landscape Strategy for the City of Gold Coast.

This strategy is defined in 3 parts which include the landscape character, the landscape works manual and information sheets.

Gold Coast Landscape Character Areas

The entire length of the Gold Coast is broken up into Character Areas and each area has a defined character.

From the Beenleigh & Sugar Cane areas through to Beach Strip Character areas, the landscape strategy defines the desired character in accordance with the Gold Coast City Council Landscape code.

Other designated character areas include Bay Islands, River Valleys, Suburban Estates, Canal Estates and specific beaches.


Specific Experience

Citicene has been involved in hundreds of projects on the Gold Coast and successfully achieved landscape approval for these projects.

A small snap shot of these projects include:

Cova Residential Community, Hope Island, Gold Coast
Cova | Hope Island | Gold Coast | Queensland | Australia
Whitewater World, Coomera, Gold Coast
Whitewater World | Coomera | Gold Coast | Queensland | Australia
The Claw, Coomera , Gold Coast
The Claw Thrill Ride | Coomera | Gold Coast | Queensland | Australia
Laguna Residences, Gold Coast
Laguna Residences
Laguna Residences | Gold Coast | Queensland | Australia
DreamWorks Experience, Gold Coast
DreamWorks Experience | Dreamworld | Gold Coast | Queensland | Australia

We have extensive knowledge of the Gold Coast and the requirements that Gold Coast City Council expect to see with regard to Landscape for the region.


Landscape Approval Process Gold Coast

Depending on the type of project you are constructing, there may be many different landscape approval requirements that need to be negotiated with Gold Coast City Council.

Landscape plans maybe required if there is a material change of use, reconfiguration of a lot or at operational works application stages.

Landscape plans may also be required as part of Development Approval Conditions subject to the site.

There are also several different types of landscape related plans that could be required.

These include:

  • A landscape site analysis plan
  • A statement of landscape intent
  • Detailed landscape plans
  • or an Open space management plan.

Contact Citicene to learn more about how we can assist.

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