How Big Should Brisbane Grow?


From a ‘big country town’ to the second-fastest-growing region in Australia:  how big is too big for Brisbane?

According to estimates used to draft the latest South  East Queensland Regional Plan, substantial growth is expected to  see the greater region grow to house 4.4 million people by 2031.

In the plan, due for review in 2014, that population is spread over 11  regional and city councils including the Gold and Sunshine coasts, and requires  754,000 additional homes to have been built between 2006 and 2031 to accommodate  the increase.

The latest data from the Australian  Bureau of Statistics shows the population of the Greater Brisbane  Region (which excludes the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast) was 2.15 million  people at July 2011, a figure nearly half the state’s population of 4.47 million  people. READ MORE.