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Fraser Coast Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Fraser Coast Regional Council will increase by an average of 721 dwellings per annum to 66,530 in 2041.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in Fraser Coast Regional Council. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2041
Fraser Coast Regional CouncilChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2041
Fraser Coast Regional Council+18,018+37.1
Booral - River Heads+749+55.7
Burrum Heads - Toogoom+1,030+42.6
Craignish - Dundowran Beach+3,299+211.3
Dundowran - Nikenbah Growth Area+2,209+374.8
Fraser Island - Great Sandy Strait+216+17.8
Glenwood and District+500+51.0
Granville and surrounds+195+13.5
Hervey Bay - North East+3,603+23.2
Hervey Bay - South West+3,459+45.9
Howard - Torbanlea - Pacific Haven district+501+29.4
Maryborough Central-North+586+7.1
Oakhurst - Yengarie and District+453+46.2
Rural West+204+50.5
Sunshine Acres - Walligan - Takura district+161+21.5
Tiaro - Bauple and District+375+35.7
Tinana and District+478+17.4
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), September 2020.

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