As the economic, social and cultural hub of Queensland, South
East Queensland (SEQ) has been subject to sustained high levels of
growth since the early 2000's. While this growth has
significantly altered the region, the State Government has been
successful in harnessing the opportunities it has provided to
enhance SEQ liveability and prosperity, through utilising effective
growth management tools and framework such as the South East
Queensland Regional Plan.
The first statutory regional plan for SEQ came into effect on
2005, and the current regional plan (the South East Queensland
Regional Plan 2009-2031) refined and modified the strategic
directions, principles and policies of the first statutory plan, in
response to changing circumstances and revised population
As part of the Government's ongoing commitment to planning
in SEQ, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and
Planning has undertaken a review of the current SEQ regional plan
2009-2031. This review has resulted in the development of the draft
South East Queensland Regional Plan (ShapingSEQ).
ShapingSEQ provides a framework for managing the region's
growth over the next 25 years and sets a vison for the next 50
years. Its development has included significant consultation with
state and local governments and the community in response to the
regions expected changing population, both in size (5.3 million
people by 2041) and demographics.
ShapingSEQ proposes policy directions and benchmarks to address
this expected growth, including creating a region which is well
designed with communities that provide a diverse range of
affordable living. It also seeks to boost jobs growth across the
region, in the industries of the future. ShapingSEQ will drive for
a region that is smart, sustainable, compact, connected, safe and
healthy for now and into the future.
In line with the State Government's focus on ensuring
genuine public participation, transparency and engagement in the
planning process, the draft plan is now available for public
consultation. Formal submissions are invited on ShapingSEQ from
October 2016 to the 3rd of March 2017. The South East Queensland
Regional Plan includes the local government areas of:
Brisbane City Council
City Gold Coast Council
Ipswich City Council
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Logan City Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Noosa Shire Council
Redlands City Council
Scenic Rim Council
Somerset Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Council
Toowoomba Regional Council (part only)
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