Community consultation open on the South East Queensland Regional Plan

Queensland Government media release

The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan provides a plan for almost 900,000 new homes by 2046 to accommodate 2.2 million new residents.

The plan includes that the Queensland Government will work with councils on new housing diversity targets to offer Queenslanders more choice in how and where they live.

The plan delivers the framework that local councils and developers work in to deliver new homes and protect our great lifestyle.

For the first time, councils in the region’s 12 local government areas will be required to adjust their planning schemes to help deliver a mix of homes to offer more choice to our communities.

The plan also recognises the need for more social and affordable housing to be provided in the future and sets a new target of 20% for the region.

Well-located homes are a big focus, with planning for an extra 100,000 dwellings close to jobs, transport and across well-serviced areas.

To manage growth well, the plan includes the SEQ Infrastructure Supplement to ensure homes are well serviced by transport and key infrastructure like hospitals, university precincts and schools.

Queenslanders are invited to have their say on the draft plan. The submission process will remain open until 11:59pm on Wednesday, 20 September.

A final plan is due to be released by the end of the year.