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.

Have your say about how we grow

During February and March 2021 Council asked the community what they value about the Toowoomba Region of today and what they hope it will be like in 30 years’ time.

Feedback from Phase 1 will help Council understand more about our community’s values in relation to growth and will be used to help shape future growth options. An overview of the feedback is available here or click on the image below to load.

There will be more opportunities for you to have your say about how the Toowoomba Region should grow from October 2021. To receive updates about this important project, register here.

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.

Have your say about how we grow

During February and March 2021 Council asked the community what they value about the Toowoomba Region of today and what they hope it will be like in 30 years’ time.

Feedback from Phase 1 will help Council understand more about our community’s values in relation to growth and will be used to help shape future growth options. An overview of the feedback is available here or click on the image below to load.

There will be more opportunities for you to have your say about how the Toowoomba Region should grow from October 2021. To receive updates about this important project, register here.

Further information

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

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Toowoomba Region Growth Plan survey. The survey is now closed.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Toowoomba Region Growth Plan survey. The survey is now closed.

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