Deception Bay Community Facility Construction Set to Start
Published 06 April 2021
The redevelopment of the former DPI Fisheries site in Deception Bay will kick off in April, after Council awarded Murphy Builders a $2.3 million contract to transform this space into a vibrant precinct for the community.
Mayor Peter Flannery said it was a triumph for the Deception Bay community.
“Council purchased the former DPI site with the vision of creating a new space in Deception Bay for families to relax and unwind,” he said.
“We will totally transform this precinct with a modern community space boasting facilities including a kitchenette, canteen, toilets, pathways, off-street parking spaces.
“Situated right next door to the Deception Bay Conservation Park, this space will also play an important role in protecting and promoting the natural environment in the area.”
This project has received $600,000 funding from the State Government’s Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package (URCSP) program.
Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said the concept had been driven by locals and the sky’s the limit in terms of what it could become.
“For many years our Deception Bay community has watched and waited for a new community facility to be built at this significant and historic location,” he said.
“And I am so proud to see this strong partnership between Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Palaszczuk Government delivering this much-anticipated facility.”
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the Palaszczuk Government’s initiative was designed to fast-track investment in infrastructure to help the local economy recover from COVID closures.
“This is especially important in areas with higher youth unemployment, to stimulate the economy, create jobs and also provide lasting community assets,” he said.
“Initiatives like this help support families to put dinner on the table each night, and it provides those same families with new local recreation and entertainment options.”
“This has been a long time coming for the Deception Bay community, but it will be worth the wait once it’s been developed into a well-loved addition to our residents.”
Councillor (Div 5) Sandra Ruck said she is excited about the new opportunities this will bring for the community.
“Council has consulted with the community throughout the process and will continue to work with residents through the life of the redevelopment, including involving the community in the operation of this space,” she said.
“I know Deception Bay locals are very enthusiastic about this project and I look forward to seeing this new facility become a thriving place for both residents and visitors to enjoy.”