3rd April, 2024

Sanctuary Cove Rezoning Approval

Yesterday, Mulpha’s Development Director Barry Teeling requested PBC assistance to distribute an email to Sanctuary Cove residents.  As the communication contains important information relative to every Sanctuary Cove resident, the PBC Executive Committee members agreed to facilitate its distribution.

We were hoping to communicate to the broader Sanctuary Cove community the rezoning approval received from the State Government late last week.

However, The Gold Coast Bulletin published a story yesterday regarding this before we had a chance to communicate directly with you and this unfortunately also included some inaccurate information.

Mulpha was only advised late afternoon of the previous day via a phone call to Barry, that the story was running of which he was asked only for a quote. Mulpha was not privy to the detailed content of the article. As such, we wanted to share with you all the facts about the State Government’s approval.

At our Community Conversations event at Bistro 19 last year, we announced its intention to develop up to 100 apartments on Lot 52, – not 200 as reported. The actual number is subject to the final architectural design. The rezoning approval relates, in part, to Lot 52 being changed from Golf Course to Recreation Club Zoning, which permits residential units.

Additionally, the article referred to the release of 110 land lots. This relates to the existing development parcel in the Stage 1 residential zone to the west of the Recreation Club that has an existing approval for 110 land lots. The other adjacent Stage 1 development parcel, also in the residential zone, has an existing approval for 20 land lots and is the parcel currently being created on the approach to the Village Gates.

As well as Lot 52, the rezoning approval relates to relatively minor rezoning adjustments involving portions of unused golf course plus primary thoroughfare and Village land that relate to the rationalisation of these two development parcels. This will lead to improved lot sizes and layouts as well as creating land for the new and relocated Village Gates that will be constructed immediately after the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

We are committed to continuing to provide a high quality lifestyle to a select demographic within Sanctuary Cove and that means limiting new apartment numbers and investing in high quality housing and facilities.

Our most recent apartments development Harbour One has seen over 70% of sales come from existing Sanctuary Cove residents. It has been this demand from our residents for high quality apartments that has contributed to the decision to deliver this style of housing on the newly rezoned land at Lot 52.

Mulpha plans to have a town hall presentation to the broader community on Wednesday 8th May 2024 as part of our Community Conversations event series, where we will discuss the plans for Lot 52 in more detail.

We encourage you to attend, so to ensure you receive the invitation, please sign up to the Your Sanctuary Cove community database.




Frequently Asked Questions


What has been approved for Lot 52?

A change from Golf Course to Recreation Club Zoning which permits residential units.


Where is Lot 52?

It is located on the eastern corner adjacent to the roundabout entrance to the resort hotel.


What is the maximum height?

Buildings generally are limited by legislation to a maximum four storeys in Sanctuary Cove.


What is the timing?

Works on the land lots will commence in July 2024 whilst the apartments on Lot 52 will likely start in the second half of 2025, with the project completed in 2027.


When will the homes go to market?

This is yet to be confirmed but likely in 2025.


How will this benefit existing Sanctuary Cove residents?

The new development will offer more diversified housing to residents and Gold Coast buyers. Seventy percent of buyers for Harbour One live within the gates. This will be a different type of housing offering with a different outlook but will nevertheless be of the same premium quality that we consider an essential feature of the Cove.


Will this development impact negatively on the standard of living for existing residents?

While there has been concern expressed by existing residents that the new development will lead to a decline in the standard of living at the resort, Mulpha believes it is critical to provide diversified products to allow generations to co-exist in Sanctuary Cove. From downsizers looking for a lower maintenance lifestyle to young families, offering a mix of houses and apartments is essential to creating a successful community.



Community Conversations resident event

Please attend our next Community Conversations event for all Sanctuary Cove residents on Wednesday 8th May, 5:30pm to 7pm.  Mulpha representatives will be present to answer your questions and provide a more comprehensive outline of the above re-zoning. To ensure you receive the invitation, please sign up to the Your Sanctuary Cove community database.

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