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Council’s Major Planning Scheme Amendment to the Moreton Bay Planning scheme was recently knocked back by the Queensland Government. With this situation now clarified, the Institute is ready to work together with council and has encouraged the council to renew its focus on the facilitation of growth in the area to meet substantial community housing needs.

Council has a critical role to play in helping the South East Queensland region to meet the needs of its growing population. The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017 (ShapingSEQ) identifies Moreton Bay as a place to accommodate 88,300 additional new dwellings by 2041. That requires new housing to be delivered at rates that are consistent with past rates of growth.

The Institute has encouraged council to pick up the elements of the Major Planning Scheme Amendment that were not found to be inconsistent with the planning legislation and carry these on as soon as possible.

Facilitation of urban growth fronts such as Burpengary East, Morayfield South, Narangba East, Joyner, Warner and Caboolture West are necessary and important for the region. The Institute has also offered its support to assist and work collaboratively with council, to resolve any development matters they may come across in order to meet the growth needs for the community.

Institute CEO Kirsty Chessher-Brown said Moreton Bay Branch President Keith Cairns was among Queensland’s most experienced branch presidents. She said she was confident that under Keith’s leadership, the branch and council would work together productively to meet community need for housing in the region.

“Moreton Bay is a district rich both with natural beauty and abundant potential for vibrant new communities that met the needs of a growing population”, Kirsty said.

“The Moreton Bay Branch of the UDIA Queensland has much to offer advising and working with council to achieve the community’s vision for residential housing in the area,” she said.

“I am looking forward to seeing what the branch and council achieve working together”.