Council is committed to establishing an ongoing, best practice program of monitoring and reporting on developable land supply in collaboration with the state government and industry to enable regular reporting on land supply in the Moreton Bay region.
The first of these regular reports were endorsed by Council on 8 August 2017.
Regular monitoring and review of planning strategy is necessary to maintain currency and relevance to the issues facing the Moreton Bay community. The two studies recently completed by Council effectively provide:
- a review at a point in time of the planning assumptions; and
- an evidence base for informing any changes that might subsequently need to be made to Council's planning assumptions about the type, scale, location and timing of development.
While the reports themselves are important inputs into Council policy deliberations and the monitoring of our planning scheme they do not and will not directly determine development assessment outcomes. Regular land supply monitoring is one component of the ongoing planning work that needs to be undertaken by Council to provide for housing choice, diversity and affordability, encourage investment, economic resilience and diversity, and for the supply of infrastructure in a coordinated efficient and orderly way to enable conversion of land supply into constructed lots.
The main outcomes of the initial two studies are: