The Gold Coast is running out of greenfield land to house its growing population, with community opposition seeing proposals for higher-density development within the city’s existing footprint rejected.
- Gold Coast city leaders welcome a State Government population taskforce as housing demand grows and land options shrink
- Norwell’s cane fields have been raised as a potential residential growth area but a town planner says they are not the solution
- Council is faced with limited space for urban sprawl and community opposition to high-density development
But with its almost 640,000-strong population expected to reach 1 million in the next two decades, 6,500 new dwellings a year will need to be built somewhere.
The alternative is a…