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New south-east Queensland plan looks at unlocking land, focuses on affordable living

The ABC’s Chris O’Brien reports (20.10.16) on the Palaszczuk Government’s release of the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan, the first new version since 2009, which will be open for public consultation about the south-east corner’s future planning and development principles until March 2017.

‘A new plan for housing and infrastructure in south-east Queensland will ignore warnings about an over-supply of units and apartments, but aim to ride out the booms and busts of the housing market.

‘The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan,released on the Gold Coast by the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, provides for more high-density living in selected areas.

‘Ms Trad said she was aware of recent financial commentary about the over-approval of apartment buildings.

‘”This is not something that has gone into the SEQ Regional Plan, because this plan is to ride out any boom and bust cycle that may happen,” she said.

‘”It’s a plan for the long term – for 25 years – but it’s also a vision for our region over the next 50 years.”

‘… Ms Trad said the latest plan would also try to unlock land that had been previously set aside for development but had lain idle.’

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