Five big ideas for our future

These ideas are intended to start a conversation about the possibility of becoming a city. They aim to spark contemplation of a future that harnesses our assets as a region that is home to many unique centres and distinct communities.

Connect our centres to the bay using the space adjacent to our waterways as movement corridors

These vital east/west links would allow you to move across the city on foot, bike or scooter and join our existing centres to each other and the Bay. Increased connectivity will further strengthen our unique centres as vital places in our communities.

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Anoint Petrie as South East Queensland’s northern business hub

Petrie is well positioned with a train station, university, businesses, green spaces, a planned Olympic venue and access to the river connecting to the bay. The Mill is also within striking distance of the Australian Trade Coast.

Illustration of main hubs of Moreton Bay

Embrace our bayside villages and make them coastal sanctuaries easy to explore

Interlink our coastal suburbs with new paths and connections that encourage car-free movement from Woorim at Bribie Island to Woody Point at Redcliffe.

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Activate the Bay for travel and re-discover our region from the water

Bring back a Bay ferry from the Pumicestone Passage, near Bribie Island, to Redcliffe igniting a new appreciation for our waters for visitors and locals alike.

Illustration of ferry stops of Moreton Bay

Unlock our hilltop villages for tourism

Our hills could become places for more visitors to unwind in picturesque accommodation. We need to find ways to bring the mountains closer and increase their accessibility for visitors. This would provide opportunities for tourism experiences that create local jobs and showcase our region’s natural beauty.

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