Better housing, better neighbourhoods

Residents have told Council they want better housing and better neighbourhoods. To achieve this, changes need to be made to Moreton Bay’s planning rules via the Better Housing Amendment.

Since the Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme commenced in 2016, our neighbourhoods have grown and changed and residents have identified some key concerns, like wanting:

Better housing key concerns: more room to live, more green space, more parking and more appealing streets.

The Better Housing Amendment proposes a range of updates to the Planning Scheme to enable Council to better address residents' concerns. You can read about what is proposed here.

Between 7 August and 4 September 2023, we asked the community to provide feedback on the Better Housing Amendment and the supporting Planning Scheme Policies Amendment No. 2. Consultation is now closed. We would like to thank all those who shared their views with us.

Next Steps

We are now reviewing the submissions received and considering what response is required. This includes considering whether any adjustments need to be made to the proposed Amendments. If significant adjustments were required, further community consultation would be undertaken.

Subject to Council endorsement, the Planning Minister will then review the Better Housing Amendment (including any possible further adjustments) and advise Council if the Amendment may be adopted (with or without conditions). Proposed changes to the Planning Scheme will take effect once the proposed Amendment is approved by the Planning Minister and Council subsequently makes a decision to adopt and commence both Amendments.

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