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South East Queensland regional plan

The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017 ( 13.4 MB), also known as ShapingSEQ, is the Queensland Government’s plan to shape South East Queensland’s future growth.

The region includes the local government areas of:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay City Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council (urban extent only).

The Queensland Government is undertaking a targeted review of the existing regional plan to respond to current housing pressures in context of the significant growth and events our region has experienced since 2017. The draft ShapingSEQ 2023 ( 48.3 MB) update includes new and updated strategies to ensure we enhance the region’s communities now and into the future.

Consultation on the draft update has now closed. You can see what contributions were made through the online engagement hub.

Region at a glance

  • Nearly 2.2 million more people by 2046

  • Almost 900,000 new home by 2046

  • Just over 1 million new jobs by 2046

Growth Monitoring Program

The Growth Monitoring Program (GMP) supports ShapingSEQ through its housing supply expert panel, measures that matter report and the land supply and development monitoring online report.

The GMP was established in 2018 to provide clear evidence to inform planning and infrastructure decision- making in SEQ.

Since 2020 the dynamic nature of land supply and development activity across SEQ has been highlighted through disrupted migration flows and changing demand for homes as a result of changing demographics (including household composition) and government stimulus and investment.

It is important we continue to monitor the SEQ region’s land supply and development activity to ensure we have adequate land in the right locations to maintain SEQ’s enviable lifestyle and unique characteristics. This will ensure we have the right infrastructure, housing and jobs in the right location in the years ahead and for current and future generations.

The Growth Monitoring Program consists of three core deliverables:

The GMP will remain a critical program to delivering ongoing monitoring and reporting on land supply, development trends and Measures that Matter for the ShapingSEQ 2023 Update.

Measures that Matter and the LSDM report are currently being upgraded and it is anticipated that updated measures and LSDM reporting will be released in 2024.

Last updated: 20 Sep 2023