Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan

October 22, 2021

Yarraman residents and businesses have been invited to have their say on how the Toowoomba region plans to grow over the next 30 years to support an extra 55,000 residents and 18,000 new homes.

A drop-in session will be held at Yarraman Memorial Hall from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on November 4 to allow residents to view the draft growth plan and provide feedback.

An online survey will also be open for three weeks on the TRC website from October 25.

Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said consultation on the Growth Plan marked the next stage of public feedback under Council’s long-term planning program, “Toowoomba Region Futures”.

“Our Toowoomba Region Futures program is designed to help shape growth and development in our region for the next 30 years,” Cr O’Hara Sullivan said.

Cr Bill Cahill said the TRC had released two potential growth options for the community to consider.

“Council has worked hard to develop two growth options that align with the community’s values and to respond to the concerns and priorities in relation to growth, identified during community consultation in March 2021,” Cr Cahill said.

“Both growth options aim to balance the protection of character, heritage and our natural environment with convenience, access and lifestyle.

“Both of the options also accommodate the region’s growth to 2051, but each option would result in slightly different settlement patterns.”

“Toowoomba Region Futures” is expected to be completed in late 2024.

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