Redland City has enough “broadhectare” land to meet ten years demand for new residential dwellings according to a recently released Government study.
Broadhectare land is defined in the study report as the amount of unconstrained residential land under the current planning scheme including existing residential developments approved by council.
10,100 dwellings could be yielded from available broadhectare land with just under half assumed to be from high density developments. Depending on the rate of population growth, this could supply Redland City’s requirements for the next 9-12 years.
The Government’s study did not factor in any additional dwellings that might result from possible developments in the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas.
The Government has mapped 595 hectares of broadhectare land available for residential development in Redland City which can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail image below.
Questions for the Redlands community going forward include:
- Should the Redlands “take its share” of population growth in south east Queensland?
- How should Redland City accommodate more people – increasing residential density? develop new areas? or both?
- Who should provide and pay for the infrastructure (roads, water supply, libraries, parks etc) if new residential areas are developed?
- Which parts of the Redlands are priority conservation areas that should not be developed e.g. koala habitat? Moreton Bay’s Ramsar wetlands?
For further information about the Government’s 2013 land supply study go to the following information which was released in March 2014: