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ShapingSEQ is the Queensland Government’s plan to guide the future of the South East Queensland region, prepared in collaboration with the region’s 12 local governments. The plan draws inspiration from the community. The need for ShapingSEQ SEQ is a globally competitive, fast-growing region offering great lifestyles. Approximately 75,000 new residents are expected to call SEQ home each year as the region’s population grows from 3.5 million to 5.3 million over the next 25 years. Projections indicate this will result in more than 30,000 new dwellings each year, and the creation of about one million new jobs.
The Queensland Government and key stakeholders have long recognised the need for coordinated planning across the region to manage this growth sustainably, and ensure our prosperity and liveability. This is reflected in the Regional Frameworks for Growth Management developed in the 1990s, and in the statutory regional plans released in 2005 and 2009. Since 2009, a number of megatrends have emerged in a rapidly changing world – megatrends that will influence how we live, work and connect. ShapingSEQ responds to these trends and the dynamic nature of our changing region. The plan also builds on the foundations of previous regional plans to position SEQ for ongoing sustainable growth, global competitiveness and high-quality living.