Mayor Column He says the council’s planning for the region, in partnership with the Queensland Government, has produced some great results for the future of the Sunshine Coast community. “Following strong and consistent advocacy by council, the draft SEQ Regional Plan identifies Beerwah East in the Urban Footprint – a preferred location for long term growth,” he says. “Beerwah East will provide public transport connections and routes and the additional 10,000 to 20,000 dwellings required to meet the predicted population growth to 2041 and beyond.

Our population modelling shows the region can ably accommodate more than the required number of dwellings by 2031.”
“The draft SEQ Regional Plan also provides for some growth in smaller townships such as Glasshouse Mountains, Landsborough, Palmwoods, Yandina and Bli Bli. “For many of these towns, this recognises their suitability for urban growth given they are located on the North Coast Rail Line transport corridor. As well as providing increased housing on the Sunshine Coast, it allows these townships to continue to grow.” The draft SEQ Regional Plan also supports the council’s efforts to achieve an offshore cable protection zone and landing point for an international broadband submarine cable connection, which will make the Sunshine Coast the first regional centre in Australia to provide direct broadband connectivity to global markets.

You can view the draft SEQ Regional Plan at and have your say until 3 March, 2017.