21 reasons why you need the SEQ Plan

The “Shaping SEQ - Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan October 2016” contains a number of new initiatives. Some of the more notable of these include:

  1. A 50 year vision prepared jointly with the state and SEQ local governments that responds to global megatrends
  2. Planning to build a globally competitive regional economy by identifying and facilitating areas of high-value and export-oriented business.
  3. Focusing more development in our existing urban areas to accommodate SEQ’s projected population and employment growth
  4. Identifying 8200 ha of new urban land, as well as the 13,600 ha added in planned growth areas since 2009, to minimise the risk of land supply contains placing upward pressure on housing prices.
  5. Plan anticipates extra 2 million people in SEQ by 2041
  6. Total population of SEQ by 2041: 5.349 million
  7. Housing supply in SEQ will be 60% infill versus 40% greenfield
  8. SEQ housing supply 2011 to 2041 will be 548,700 infill dwellings and 358,500 greenfield dwellings
  9. Brisbane City to target 210,600 infill dwellings (equivalent to 585 per month for 30 years) and 12,800 greenfield
  10. Placing greater emphasis on public and active transport to move people around the region, and targeting high frequency transport services (every 15 minutes) in key areas
  11. Maximising the use of existing infrastructure before building new, and identifying new region-shaping infrastructure only where needed to increase accessibility and productivity to support the settlement pattern and economic policies.
  12. Increasing emphasis on protecting and sustainably using SEQ’s regional landscapes and natural assets.
  13. Identifying and mapping regional biodiversity corridors and values to support the protection of these values.
  14. Using employment planning benchmarks to ensure land infrastructure are planned for and delivered locally to meet our growth projections.
  15. Valuing design as a way to create more housing choice, and memorable and liveable urban places and spaces, and benefit our communities socially, economically and environmentally.
  16. Ensuring flexibility for local governments to plan for rural development.
  17. Working in parallel with the State Infrastructure Plan to ensure a coordinated approach to ongoing infrastructure and service delivery.
  18. Sub-regional directions spatially expressing regional strategies and intra-regional relationships.
  19. Developing a more sophisticated approach to determining urban land supply.
  20. Improving ways to monitor land supply and development activity, and the plan’s performance over time.
  21. Delivering the plan through specific actions and coordination with initiatives such as a City Deal in partnership with the Australian Government and SEQ local governments

For more information or to discussion your submission, contact Mark Courtney, General Manager - Queensland on courtney@macroplan.com.au or 07 3221 8166.

Mark Courtney General Manager – Queensland courtney@macroplan.com.au

Mark Courtney is MacroPlan’s General Manager – Queensland.  Mark’s is an accomplished property professional whose experience uniquely positions him to provide leadership in property research and consultancy. He has considerable experience in the analysis and development of Australia’s industrial property sector, as well as extensive market trend analysis, feasibility assessment and land demand and supply modelling expertise.

About MacroPlan: MacroPlan’s experienced and qualified economists align their understanding of macro-economic forces with micro-economic variables such as geographic and industrial characteristics, demographics, labour market shifts, resource demand and commercial realities.  Contact Mark Courtney, General Manager – Queensland, today to discuss your property research requirements.