Toowoomba Region Growth Plan

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Working together to plan for a new era of growth

The Toowoomba Region Growth Plan project is an important part of Council’s Toowoomba Region Futures program which will shape a community vision for growth and development in our region for the next 30 years.

Our region is likely to grow by more than 55,000 over the next 30 years, from around 170,000 to 225,000 by 2051. Council is planning now to provide a framework for sustainable future development to make sure our region remains a unique place where we want to work, live, play – and stay, for many years to come.

Over the next 30 years there is expected to be an additional 19,000 employees within the region and it is anticipated that around 18,000 new dwellings will be required - largely within Toowoomba’s urban area - to meet the housing needs of these new residents.

Planning now, means we can better shape future growth and maintain the region’s character, lifestyle and liveability that we value.

The growth plan will set out planning principles and policy goals that protect, maintain and respect our region’s natural environment, community, lifestyle and heritage values. This plan will then in turn help to inform the development of a new Toowoomba Region Planning Scheme and Toowoomba Region Infrastructure Plan.

You can have your say on the Toowoomba Region Growth Plan in a number of ways during 2021.

Have your say about how we grow

To shape the growth plan, Council will soon be seeking community feedback about what is most valued about the Toowoomba region of today and what you hope it will be like in 30 years’ time.

Council invites you to share your thoughts and ideas about the challenges, opportunities and priorities for future growth by taking part in an online survey and ideas tool. The survey will run until midnight Sunday 14 March 2021.

Your feedback and ideas will help Council understand more about our community’s values in relation to growth and will be used to help shape future growth options.


Further information

For further information, please contact Council on 131 872 or yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au.

Working together to plan for a new era of growth

The Toowoomba Region Growth Plan project is an important part of Council’s Toowoomba Region Futures program which will shape a community vision for growth and development in our region for the next 30 years.

Our region is likely to grow by more than 55,000 over the next 30 years, from around 170,000 to 225,000 by 2051. Council is planning now to provide a framework for sustainable future development to make sure our region remains a unique place where we want to work, live, play – and stay, for many years to come.

Over the next 30 years there is expected to be an additional 19,000 employees within the region and it is anticipated that around 18,000 new dwellings will be required - largely within Toowoomba’s urban area - to meet the housing needs of these new residents.

Planning now, means we can better shape future growth and maintain the region’s character, lifestyle and liveability that we value.

The growth plan will set out planning principles and policy goals that protect, maintain and respect our region’s natural environment, community, lifestyle and heritage values. This plan will then in turn help to inform the development of a new Toowoomba Region Planning Scheme and Toowoomba Region Infrastructure Plan.

You can have your say on the Toowoomba Region Growth Plan in a number of ways during 2021.

Have your say about how we grow

To shape the growth plan, Council will soon be seeking community feedback about what is most valued about the Toowoomba region of today and what you hope it will be like in 30 years’ time.

Council invites you to share your thoughts and ideas about the challenges, opportunities and priorities for future growth by taking part in an online survey and ideas tool. The survey will run until midnight Sunday 14 March 2021.

Your feedback and ideas will help Council understand more about our community’s values in relation to growth and will be used to help shape future growth options.


Further information

For further information, please contact Council on 131 872 or yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au.

  • Tell us what you value about living in the Tooowoomba region and about your vision for the region as it grows.

    Your feedback is important and will help us build a plan for growth that’s in line with the community’s vision for the region.

    The survey closes midnight Sunday 14 March 2021.

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