South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017 Finalised: Plan for 800,000 New Dwellings

26/08/2017 12:10 am

On 11 August 2017, the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, also known as ShapingSEQ, was given effect as the new regional plan for South East Queensland (SEQ).

ShapingSEQ provides a regional framework for growth management, which sets the long-term planning direction for sustainable growth, a globally competitive economy, and high-quality living. ShapingSEQ informs local planning across the region’s 12 local government areas and guides future infrastructure planning and investment to ensure regional growth is well-supported and contributes to a prosperous and livable region.

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.

The regional growth pattern designates land in SEQ in one of three regional land use
classifications:

  • Urban Footprint
  • Rural Living Area
  • Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area.

ShapingSEQ is a strategic plan that relies on a range of other plans and programs for effective delivery. These include local government planning schemes, and other planning instruments including the State Infrastructure Plan.