A new Regional Plan for South East Queensland, known as ShapingSEQ, has been released, replacing the the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 to provide a regional framework for growth management.
The new Plan, developed over 15 months in consultation with communities, industry, local governments and state agencies, will inform local planning across the region’s 12 local government areas and guide future infrastructure planning and investment.
Over the next 25 years, SEQ is expected to grow from about 3.5 million to 5.3 million people. This will require almost 800,000 new dwellings and around 950,000 new jobs
Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said for the first time, South East Queensland now has a plan that includes a 50-year vision which looks to the region's longer-term future.
“By 2041 our urban centres will be more connected and mixed use. Our communities will be more active, and the areas in which we live will provide more housing choice and diversity, including a broader range of 'missing middle' housing forms.”
Ms Trad said ShapingSEQ also identified Regional Economic Clusters and region shaping infrastructure to support economic growth and to ensure SEQ has the right ingredients to operate and compete globally and to provide for more local jobs.
“New communities that are well-located will also be delivered - and this will mean greater housing choice, smart infrastructure investment, and jobs through attracting investment.
“The Queensland Government is also establishing a South East Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel to ensure that housing needs will keep pace with estimated growth, as part of a $5 million investment in land supply monitoring.”