A lifelong local and passionate fisherman, Mayor Allan Sutherland reckons there’s no better place to live than the Moreton Bay Region.
The former tradie was charged with the challenge of amalgamating the Redcliffe City, Pine Rivers and Caboolture Shire councils in 2008. He is Queensland’s longest serving current Mayor.
In that time, Allan has guided the growth and development one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas. His stewardship of the region has seen Moreton Bay consistently ranked as the number one local government area for residential land sales, approvals and lot registrations in Queensland, and one of the most financially viable and stable councils in the state.
His passion for game-changing infrastructure projects delivered the long overdue Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line and conceived the catalytic “The Mill at Moreton Bay” project where construction is underway on the University of the Sunshine Coast’s brand new campus, which will be accepting students from Semester 1 in 2020.
This vision has seen the Moreton Bay Region outpace many other parts of South East Queensland with unprecedented business confidence in the region attracting big international names such as Costco and Ikea, and a multi-million Westfield North Lakes redevelopment, in addition to new hotel and residential apartment buildings.