Our challenge and opportunity

Line art section of map of Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.

We enjoy an enviable lifestyle with unique places and plentiful green spaces. It’s little wonder more people want to call Moreton Bay home. The pandemic has accelerated South East Queensland’s (SEQ) population growth.

More than 10,000 people are moving to our region every year.

Through our large-scale community survey, Moreton Says, residents told us what they love about our region and want protected. The natural beauty of the region and the affordability of the lifestyle were cited as the most important factors when choosing a place to live.

It is possible to balance our region’s much-loved amazing places and natural spaces with the needs of a growing population. To do that we need to accommodate new residents in every suburb across the region. This will enable us to live in balance with our environment and provide better housing and work options for everyone.

With great schools and our own university, the growing Moreton Bay economy has the potential to create 100,000 new jobs over the next two decades.

By building new infrastructure, as well as using existing roads more efficiently, to manage growth, we can keep Moreton Bay strong. It will also mean we can connect with the natural, social, and lifestyle amenities we need to rest and recharge.

By working together, and having a vision, we can maintain and enrich our lifestyles. We can preserve and strengthen the fabric of our suburbs, keep our economy strong, and ensure that everyone benefits as Moreton Bay evolves.

To have your say on the future of the Moreton Bay Region, visit the Your Say Moreton Bay webpage.