The Property Council of Australia is calling on the State Government to consider the needs of Brisbane’s outer southwest communities of Springfield and Yarrabilba in the soon-to-be-released Office of Urban Management’s regional plan, and to incorporate solutions to the current infrastructure problems facing these regions.
Property Council of Australia executive director Robert Walker said that both Springfield and Yarrabilba were two of the largest remaining large corridors for residential development.
“We hope the regional plan doesn’t ignore these master-planned communities and caters for them in a way that provides effective connectivity to the rest of southeast Queensland,” Mr Walker said.
“We have a strong growth corridor in the southwest, and we would like the State Government give it adequate focus in the regional plan, due for release on October 27.
“This area will need to be master-planned appropriately, with the infrastructure to support it, and needs to have adequate employment and places of social interaction for the community.
“We can't sustain growth in areas like the southwest unless we can continue to provide places for people to live and places for people to work, until we can provide transport and sewerage systems that cope with this growth, and our water management is sustainable.
“We want to include these areas and connect them to other growing and already established southeast Queensland economic hubs.
“We don’t want to make mistakes of the past – we don’t want to help isolate these communities from the rest of the state. “
Robert Walker, Executive Director, Property Council of Australia, 0417 072 197
Nikki Schultz, Communications Manager, Property Council of Australia, 07 3225 3000