The South East Queensland (SEQ) Regional Plan divides land in the region into three regional land use categories. These determine which of the plan's regulatory provisions, if any, apply to a given area. They are:
Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area
Comprising about 85 per cent of the region, these areas have environmental, conservation, rural production and other non-urban values. The SEQ Regional Plan protects these lands from encroachment by inappropriate development, particularly urban and rural residential development.
Land that provides for the region’s urban development needs to 2031. Inclusion of land in the Urban Footprint does not imply that all such lands can be developed for urban purposes. Land not available for development includes land subject to flooding and other constraints. The Urban Footprint accounts for about 13 per cent of the region.
Rural Living Area
Land currently designated for rural residential development in local government planning schemes and where such development is permitted under the SEQ Regional Plan. The Rural Living Area accounts for about 2 per cent of the region.
Find out which land use category applies to properties in the region by using the interactive mapping tool.