10 October 2023
This week on the ABC program ‘Brisbane Drive’, Steve Austin spoke with Deputy Mayor of the city of Moreton Bay Jodie Shipway, and Director of Suburban Futures Chairman, Ross Elliot to discuss the significant population growth in the Moreton Bay region and infrastructure requirements.
The area is expected to see an increase of over 300,000 people by 2041, which is a substantial growth rate. However, there is a concern about the lack of adequate infrastructure to support this population growth, especially in terms of job opportunities. The Deputy Mayor highlighted the need for infrastructure investment to accommodate the influx of new residents, while Ross Elliott, also emphasised the need to plan for jobs, social infrastructure, and transportation to avoid future commuting challenges.
The key takeaways from these conversations are the importance of government funding and investment in a region’s infrastructure as it grows.