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Land supply in South East Queensland

The South East Queensland (SEQ) region has seen increased and sustained growth since the 1980’s making it one of the fastest and consistently growing regions in Australia. SEQ is currently home to around 3.7 million people, growing by an estimated 75,000 people per year and forecast to reach 5.4 million by the year 2041. This rapid growth means SEQ is expected to accommodate more than 950,000 new jobs by 2041.

ShapingSEQ, released in August 2017, identifies anticipated growth and allocates dwelling supply benchmarks for SEQ and each of the 12 local governments in the region. The benchmarks were set on the basis of new growth being accommodated in both Consolidation Areas (60% - largely infill and redevelopment) and Expansion Areas (40% - largely greenfield development).

A key implementation of ShapingSEQ is the Growth Monitoring Program which includes the annual development and release of  Land Supply Development Measurement Reports (LSDM). These reports compile a wide range of data in one easy-to use location to annually monitor land supply and development activity across the SEQ region. The outcomes of this report inform decisions on the infrastructure, housing and jobs we need now, and in the years ahead.

The program has been monitoring the region since 2018 and continues to build and refine the input data and establish best practice research to improve the breadth and quality of the information it provides.

You can visit the online LSDM tool here.

Last updated: Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021