Deception Bay Scores Another Multimillion Community Upgrade

Published 25 May 2021

Deception Bay Community Hall

The Deception Bay Community Hall is about to get a whole new lease on life, transformed by an incredible $3.7 million overhaul.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this project was brought forward thanks to a $2.5 million contribution from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

“The Deception Bay Community Hall precinct has long been the heart of the local community as a gathering point for major milestones and events such as Anzac Day,” he said.

“So it’s great to see the hall itself reach a major milestone in its lifespan by receiving major upgrades that will transform it into a district level facility.

“It will also double has a new home for the Deception Bay Meals on Wheels who do an amazing service for the local community.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the major contribution from the Federal Government and the support of Federal MP for Petrie Luke Howarth as we continue to recover from COVID-19.”

The current building will be demolished to make way for a new larger building with supper room, extra meeting rooms, commercial hireable kitchen, office, courtyards and outdoor areas.

Petrie MP Luke Howarth said this was a great example of multiple levels of government working together to deliver a vital outcome for the Deception Bay community.

“Deception Bay is one of the more established communities in the Moreton Bay Region, but as the suburb continues to grow its facilities need to accommodate that growth,” he said.

“This new district level facility will help cater for that growing community demand for many more years to come and expand on the suite of amenities for the community.

“It’s just another Council project that the Federal Government is helping to fund in the wake of COVID-19 to help stimulate the local economy and build a better region for everyone.”

Deception Bay Meals on Wheels will be one of the main beneficiaries with their own separate kitchen and working space.

President Des Dewer said the new facilities would be a great boost for the community in the long run.

“We’ve been in our current building for a long time and it has a lot of memories, but it will be lovely to work in the new facility with all new equipment,” he said.

“There are plenty of people out there doing it tough or who just need a home cooked meal, so really this is a great outcome for those people.

“It’ll also be a massive boost for our volunteers who put in so many hours every week to provide a key service to the community.

“I’d like to thank both Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Federal Government for providing a new Community Hall for locals.”

Construction is due to begin in June 2021 and be complete by early 2022, weather permitting.