The South East Queensland (SEQ) Regional Plan identifies regional landscape management areas that support one or more regionally significant landscape values. These values include:
- rural production
- scenic amenity
- outdoor recreation
- landscape heritage.
Regional landscape areas support specific functions and provide multiple benefits and include inter-urban breaks, landscape corridors, regional offset areas and regional community greenspace. Regional landscapes are located in the Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area (identified in the SEQ Regional Plan), and includes national and conservation parks, water storages and state forests. Most of the area is privately owned rural and bushland properties.
The regional landscape provides many ecosystem services that sustain the wellbeing of the region's population. Some ecosystem services like clean water, fresh air and fresh food are essential to life itself while others underpin the quality of life and liveability of the region. The regional plan will ensure that actions to manage the region’s ecosystem services are coordinated.
The SEQ Regional Plan recognises the need for more strategic and integrated regional landscape planning. It calls for the coordinated implementation of the regional landscape planning framework as well as the development of a regional outdoor recreation strategy, a regional open space network, a rural futures strategy and rural precincts.
The Regional Landscape and Open Space Advisory Committee is a forum for key stakeholders to discuss issues and provide strategic advice on regional landscape and open space planning issues to the department and to the SEQ Regional Planning Committee. Together with the Chief Executive Officer's Committee for Natural Resource Management in SEQ there is a coordinated approach to policy and programs addressing natural resource management and waterway health for the region.
Body of Knowledge
A Regional Landscape Planning Framework - Body of Knowledge ( 316 KB) provides a list of references and source documents that explain and detail the approach to regional landscape planning in South East Queensland. It represents the collective knowledge from government agencies and other professionals with an interest in regional landscape planning.
It compiles all the known source documents that detail, evaluate and utilise the regional landscape values listed in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031.