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South East Queensland regional plan

The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, also known as ShapingSEQ, is the regional plan for the South East Queensland (SEQ) region.

The growth monitoring program supports ShapingSEQ through its housing supply expert panel, measures that matter report and the land supply and development monitoring online report.

Region at a glance

  • 3.8 million people

  • 1.6 million dwellings

  • 1.94 million jobs

The region includes the local government areas of:

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

ShapingSEQ provides a regional framework for growth management, and sets planning direction for sustainable growth, global economic competitiveness and high-quality living by:

  • identifying a long-term sustainable pattern of development which focuses more growth in existing urban areas
  • harnessing regional economic strengths and clusters to compete globally
  • ensuring land use and infrastructure planning are integrated
  • valuing and protecting the natural environment, productive land, resources, landscapes and cultural  heritage
  • promoting more choice of housing and lifestyle options
  • locating people and jobs closer together, and moving people and goods more efficiently and reliably
  • promoting vibrant, fair, healthy and affordable living and housing to meet all of the community's needs
  • valuing design and embracing the climate to create high-quality living environments
  • maximising the use of existing infrastructure and planning for smarter solutions for new infrastructure
  • supporting strong rural communities and economic diversification.

The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring ShapingSEQ and its 36 implementation actions are successfully implemented. An annual report provides greater transparency on the progress of each implementation action.

Growth Monitoring Program

The Growth Monitoring Program reports annually on land supply and development in SEQ.

It informs planning and infrastructure needs to support adequate land supply. This helps deliver ShapingSEQ’s preferred settlement pattern and ensure land supply does not put pressure on housing affordability

The Growth Monitoring Program consists of three core deliverables:

Last updated: 25 May 2022