New panel to advise on land and housing supply in SE Queensland
July 9, 2018
The Queensland Government has appointed a Housing Supply Expert Panel to advise on how to measure, report on and address land supply, development and housing affordability issues in south east Queensland, with the expectation that an additional two million people will live there by 2041.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the state’s expected population increase will require about 794,000 new dwellings to be delivered over that time.
Mr Dick said the panel consists of high calibre professionals from across the property, planning, economics and demography disciplines.
“The nine panel members were chosen from a range of fields related to various aspects of housing supply,” he said.
“Each member brings a different set of skills and expertise which will ensure the best possible advice is provided to the Queensland Government on land supply and development matters.
“The panel will also provide expert oversight to the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning’s annual land supply and development monitoring reports, the first of which is expected to be released at the end of 2018.”
The Panel is chaired by Knight Frank Associate Director, Julie Saunders.
The Queensland Government has committed $5 million over two years to deliver the SEQ Growth Monitoring Program, which will report annually on land supply and development activity in the region.
The establishment of the panel is in response to a joint submission from the Property Council of Australia and the Queensland Council of Social Services, on the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, Shaping SEQ.
The submission made the case for an independent agency to be established to monitor land supply and development to match population growth.