There are many definitions of a liveable city and Gecko’s list includes the following criteria. A city that we all want to live in will be based on principles of sustainability in all of its buildings and infrastructure resulting in low or no pollution; it will be safe and inclusive while providing opportunities for social interaction; it will be a city that facilitates active travel by walking and bike riding and efficient, affordable public transport for all. It will have affordable housing and variety in employment opportunities and finally it will have plenty of parklands and conservation areas to ensure the health and well-being of both the human and other species inhabiting this city.

By 2030 60% of the world’s population will live in cities so it is important that they are liveable and still enable connection with nature. By 2041 the population of Gold Coast City is projected to be 918,000 an increase of 351,000 on 2018 figures of 567,000.

Current Actions

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Reform Needed in Gold Coast Council

For years community organisations have been calling for more accountability of Councillors in their dealings with developer applications, takeover of public open space, manipulation of the City Plan reports with…

Council Reform is Urgent

The public community meeting which was cancelled has been rescheduled for next Thursday 26th October in Albert Waterways Hall. The public meeting calls for urgent reforms in Gold Coast Council…

SEQ Planning-Talk to a Planner

SEQ’s prosperous future South East Queensland plays a major role in Queensland’s growth and prosperity. It is the state’s largest regional economy, contributing approximately $170 billion to Queensland’s real gross…

Mayoral Candidate Questions

Gecko will actively engage with all levels government to strongly advocate for immediate, comprehensive and effective strategies to reduce carbon pollution and to ameliorate the impacts of climate change on…

A LawJam – Planning Reform and the Community

awJam – Planning Reform and the Community | Gecko | Environment Council Slug preview:https://gecko.org.au/current-campaigns/pastcampaigns/past-camp-archive/2015/07/lawjam-planning-reform/ 6pm Thursday 16th July Robina Community Centre, Auditorium. Robina Town Centre Drive. Robina (opposite the shopping…