1 November 2016 –
The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan (SEQRP, is a 50 year vision for the South East, with a focus on community, affordable living, future jobs, and maximising existing infrastructure.
The plan, was formed through extensive consultation with the region’s 12 councils, industry, and the community, and will deliver a sustainable future for the South East.
The population of South East Queensland is expected to grow to over 5.3 million people in the next 25 years and the draft SEQRP is all about catering for this growth sustainably. Brisbane alone is expected to grow to almost 3.5 million people and many of those people will want to make their homes in the beautiful Northern suburbs.
We know that these new locals will need places to live, work and raise their families. With this in mind the plan focuses on affordable living – not just affordable housing – and looks at the way people interact with their community and the services around them.
Having been informed by extensive community consultation the draft SEQRP also recognises the importance of preserving the things we love about living here. Especially our natural environment, diverse local culture, and relaxed lifestyle.
Importantly, inter-urban breaks are also maintained and protected between Brisbane and the major population centres to the north and south of the city.
The draft SEQRP highlights the importance of development in well-serviced areas that are convenient to employment and emphasises the role of public and active transport.
The draft SEQRP will drive employment growth through an economic blueprint which identifies areas where our emerging knowledge and innovation industries can thrive while also acknowledging our existing strengths in tourism, agriculture and construction.
We want the SEQRP to be shaped by South East Queenslanders and I encourage locals to have their say during the upcoming consultation sessions.
For more information on the South East Queensland Regional Plan visit http://www.shapingseq.com.au/
Upcoming local consultation session:
The ShapingSEQ project team will be at the Chermside Bowls Club to answer your questions.
Saturday 12 November, Chermside Bowls Club
10am – 1pm, at Chermside Bowls Club, 468 Rode Road, Chermside
To register your interest in attending this session visit http://www.shapingseq.com.au/talk-to-a-planner/survey_tools/talk-to-a-planner-rsvp