Scenic Rim Regional Council has endorsed the region’s first draft Growth Management Strategy to proceed to community consultation in February 2022.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said this second phase of community consultation was critical to refine the final strategy.
“The Scenic Rim Growth Management Strategy 2041 is the first region-wide strategy of this nature which provides a framework to guide and responsibly manage our region’s future growth,” he said.
“With our region’s population growth forecast to increase to more than 67,000 people by 2041, requiring more than 7,600 new jobs and around 11,000 additional dwellings, it’s vital we have strategies to guide and manage this growth.
“The Scenic Rim Growth Management Strategy will ensure we can maximise the benefits of our region’s future growth by ensuring it is well-planned and protects the region’s lifestyle for future generations.
“Council understands some residents’ concerns regarding future growth, however this growth is outlined in the State Government’s statutory planning framework and so we are seeking input from the community to ensure our strategy reflects the community’s expectations and is fit for use for years to come.
“I thank everyone who has provided input to help us reach this milestone, including the hundreds of residents who shared their feedback in our first phase of community engagement.
“I look forward to seeing the community sharing their thoughts via Council’s new engagement platform, Let’s Talk Scenic Rim,’ which will help inform the final strategy to be published later this year.”
Sign up for Council’s community engagement platform, Let’s Talk Scenic Rim before its launch on 2 February, to be part of the conversation around the draft Scenic Rim Growth Management Strategy 2041 and other upcoming Council projects.