What is the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update?

Queensland’s population is growing and will continue to grow. When done well, growth is an opportunity to expand and enhance our already great communities and support the different needs and lifestyles of all Queenslanders, providing more of the South East Queensland you love.

The draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update is the Queensland Government’s plan to shape the future growth of South East Queensland (SEQ), encompassing the 12 local government areas of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Noosa, Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba (urban extent).

The draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update sets the framework for how we can respond to our growing and changing region to enhance our already great communities and support the different needs and lifestyles of all Queenslanders.

The draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update is based on a nation-leading approach to data-driven planning. It provides better housing choice for South East Queenslanders by focusing on density and diversity in housing types. And it considers how we effectively offer housing to meet the needs of essential workers in South East Queensland.

Statutory consultation

The statutory consultation period is now closed. For those who participated in consultation activities and provided feedback, thank you for your time and contributions.

Your feedback is important to us and will be considered by the Government in finalising the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update along with future initiatives concerning population growth and housing supply.

The statutory consultation period began on 2 August and closed on 20 September 2023. The following opportunities were provided for the community to provide feedback on the draft plan.

  • Online talk-to-a-planner sessions – over 100 made available (14 August – 8 September)
  • 24 in-person community sessions across 12 local council areas (22 August – 18 September)
  • Online comment board (ideas or visioner board)
  • Quick poll questions online
  • Feedback via submission.

Key documents

View key documents including: The draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update, maps, SEQIS discussion paper and more

ShapingSEQ 2023 Update documents

SEQIS documents