Shaping SEQ

Shaping SEQ


The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, also known as ShapingSEQ, is the new regional plan for the SEQ region. It was given effect on 11 August 2017 and replaces the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031.

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 Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council (part 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.

Measures that Matter

The Measures that Matter were identified in ShapingSEQ as regional indicators organised under the plan’s five themes of Grow, Prosper, Connect, Sustain and Live. The Measures periodically report on aspects of the natural, economic and social environment in South East Queensland (SEQ), compared with SEQ’s overall preferred regional future.
The table (on the web page) provides a sample of selected measures under each ShapingSEQ theme. Select a local government area from the map to view that local government’s data, to return to the SEQ region click the centre of the map.

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ShapingSEQ, the new regional plan for the SEQ corner was released last year supported by 36 implementation actions. The new online dashboard, called ‘Measures that Matter‘, is one of the leading actions from the plan and an initiative unique to Queensland.

South East Queensland Regional Plan (draft)

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In Queensland we are in the midst of an exciting period of change and growth. This growth is no more obvious than in South East Queensland. In fact by 2041 the population of SEQ is expected to have increased by 2 million people.

As the economic, social and cultural hub of Queensland, South East Queensland (SEQ) has been subject to sustained high levels of growth since the early 2000s. While this growth has significantly altered the region, the state government has been successful in harnessing the opportunities it has provided to enhance SEQ’s liveability and prosperity, through utilising effective growth management tools and frameworks such as the South East Queensland Regional Plan

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