Tell us what you like about our coastal building design

Published 16 May 2023

Scarborough foreshore

The future look and feel of Moreton Bay’s coastal suburbs is up for discussion with Council’s Coastal Building Design Review for Redcliffe and Deception Bay now open for public feedback until June 16.

Council will be conducting a separate community consultation for Bribie Island in August.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this investigation was an information gathering process that will help inform future changes to the Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme

“We’re so lucky to have 295km worth of beautiful coastline from the southern point of the Redcliffe Peninsula all the way up to our 4WD beaches on Bribie Island at our northern most point,” he said.

“Roughly one third of the Moreton Bay Regional Council population lives by the water so it’s important that we preserve what makes these coastal areas such a great place to live in the face of significant population growth, while accommodating for changing community expectations.

“That’s why we’re reviewing the design elements of coastal buildings and how we assess development applications for new buildings in the future.

“The feedback gathered from the community will help inform design features such as proportions of buildings, building separation and setbacks, overshadowing, creating interesting frontages, and sub-tropical design features such balconies, green roofs, and green walls.

“Part of this discussion will include building heights as Council looks to preserve 75% of the region’s landmass from development.

“We want to ensure that residents and wildlife have greenspaces and natural environment to enjoy for years to come.

“The best way to achieve this is to build up, rather than out, and in existing urban centres like Redcliffe and Deception Bay that already have infrastructure and services in place to accommodate for new residents.

“Through good design and planning we can enhance the coastal character of these suburbs and build on the existing lifestyle, while accommodating for population growth.

“So tell us what you love or don’t love about your coastal suburb by visiting the Your Say Moreton Bay website and providing feedback, or you can visit one of three drop-in sessions over the next few weeks where you can talk to our staff in person.

“You can also register to be part of our Community Reference Group that will help steer discussion between residents and Council on this review.”

Drop-in sessions:

  • Saturday 27 May, 9am to 1pm at Captain Cook Parade Park, Deception Bay
  • Sunday 28 May, 8am to 2pm at Redcliffe Markets
  • Saturday 3 June, 9am to 1pm at Crockatt Park, Woody Point
  • Saturday 19 August, 8am to 12pm at Chamber of Commerce Park, Bongaree