Queensland Deputy Premier, the Hon. Jackie Trad MP, today released the Government's draft South East Queensland Regional Plan which includes a 25-year plan as well as a 50-year vision with a focus on community, affordable living, jobs and infrastructure.
The Government’s 25-year plan includes 5 goals – grow, prosper, connect, sustain and live - which align to their 5 key themes unpinning their 50-year vision for SEQ.
“It’s vital that the SEQ Regional Plan reflects the values, needs and great ideas of the community which is why we worked in close partnership with the region’s 12 Mayors and consulted with South East Queenslanders to develop this draft plan,” Ms Trad said.
The Deputy Premier highlighted some new areas of focus, which included:
- Employment benchmarks to ensure areas of future urban growth are identified;
- Greater housing choice – to ensure housing diversity meets the changing make-up of the population;
- Smart infrastructure investment – with priority given to public and active transport;
- Identifying areas of regional significance where the Government can attract investment and high-value economic activities; and
- Identifying and protecting regional biodiversity corridors.
Public consultation on the draft plan is now open and will close on 3rd March 2017. The Government will be holding 22 community events across the 12 council areas within the South East and are calling on residents to have their say and provide feedback during the course of this period.
Following public consultation, the Government will review submissions before releasing the final version of ‘ShapingSEQ’ in mid-2017.
To view the Deputy Premier’s media release, please click here.
For more information on the draft plan and to provide input, please click here.