Government’s vision for Gold Coast region’s growth

The State Government has released its latest vision for the Gold Coast region – outlining a blueprint of where it believes the growth areas will be in the coming decades.

The South East Queensland Regional Plan (also known as ShapingSEQ) was created over the last 15 months following discussions with the councils, industry and community across all of the state’s south east.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said “this new plan shapes the way we will grow, prosper, connect, sustain and live, as the region grows to around 5.3 million people over the next 25 years.


“This growth will require approximately 950,000 new jobs and an almost 800,000 new dwellings across SEQ by 2041.”

Ms Trad said that, by 2041, urban centres across South East Queensland – including the Gold Coast – will be more connected and designed for “mixed use”.

“Our communities will be more active, and the areas in which we live will provide more housing choice and diversity, including a broader range of ‘missing middle’ housing forms,” said Ms Trad.

Ms Trad said ShapingSEQ also identified “Regional Economic Clusters” and region shaping infrastructure to support economic growth and to ensure SEQ has all the right ingredients to operate and compete globally and to provide for more local jobs.

“New communities that are well-located will also be delivered – and this will mean greater housing choice, smart infrastructure investment, and jobs through attracting investment.

“The Queensland Government is also establishing a South East Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel to ensure that housing needs will keep pace with estimated growth, as part of a $5 million investment in land supply monitoring.”

You can view ShapingSEQ at