Suburban Futures (formerly The Suburban Alliance) is a not-for-profit advocacy and research organisation devoted to exploring opportunities for suburban renewal, in the form of more local jobs, enhanced infrastructure, and supportive public policy frameworks. We have grown rapidly and now have 22 Corporate Members representing leading enterprises with similar interests, plus some 1400 members.
Our submission to the State Infrastructure Strategy is relatively high level, and takes into account:
• The impacts of Covid on accelerating the pre-Covid trend toward more suburban employment (particularly via high growth suburban industries such as education, health and construction)
• The ongoing challenges of a growing population in SE Queensland
• The underfunding of high growth areas of limited economic opportunity and which often enjoy lower standards of amenity or infrastructure, relative to wealthier and more privileged inner urban areas.