Have your say on the new vision for Kallangur-Dakabin

Published 26 April 2023

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Locals have spoken, and a new vision for the suburbs of Kallangur and Dakabin is now out for consideration based on the community’s aspirations.

The Draft Kallangur-Dakabin Neighbourhood Planning Future Directions Report is the first of its kind in Moreton Bay and is the culmination of two years’ worth of work with residents to form a vision and key actions to better guide growth in the area.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this project was about preserving what makes Kallangur and Dakabin unique as the population of Moreton Bay continues to grow.

“The draft report is out for review now and you can have your say during a four-week community engagement period which starts today April 26 and goes through to May 25,” he said.

“We’ve learnt a lot from the community from our initial engagement and we’ll use this feedback to guide future directions to help shape development over the next 10 years and beyond.

“Locals told us to focus on four key areas: environment and parks, community and place, movability, and housing.

“We’ve designed the report around these priority areas, but now we need you to have a read and let us know if we’re on the right track, because it’s the first Neighbourhood Planning project we’ve launched.”

Cr Yvonne Barlow (Div 7) said she was keen to hear what locals thought and encourage residents to attend pop-up consultation stalls over the coming month.

“The project commenced in 2021 with the first round of community engagement and this is the next stage, so it’s very important for the community to continue being included in the planning process for their neighbourhood,” Cr Barlow said.

“Our community has told us that protecting the local natural environment is a key focus, and I know the planners have put a lot of work into identifying where we can create environmental links and active transport networks to make those corridors more of a priority, which also makes it easier to move around our area.

“We’ve heard loud and clear that residents want to feel a sense of community and vibrancy around the CBD area, so we’ve identified some ways to incentivise future redevelopment within and around the centre through zoning and building height changes.

“Improved local connections were considered very important and we’ve identified key roads and pedestrian links to be delivered through future development.

“The community also highlighted a need for a variety of housing types that cater for people as their life changes and we’ve locally refined where density increases should occur, such as close to train stations and centres. So we will work to facilitate more of that.

“Feedback on the draft Report can be provided online or at several pop-up displays over the coming weeks, so come and have a chat about the future of your neighbourhood.”

Community pop-up dates and locations:

  • Lillybrook Shopping Village - Saturday 6 May, 9am to 12pm
  • Kallangur Fair - Saturday 6 May, 1pm to 4pm
  • Bob Brock Park - Saturday 13 May, 9am to 12pm
  • Dakabin Shopping Centre -Saturday 13 May, 1pm to 4pm

Mayor Peter Flannery said the population of Moreton Bay was expected to grow from 500,000 people in 2022 to 700,000 in 2041 and the neighbourhood planning program would help guide this growth and development.

“It’s an exciting milestone for Council being the first project to be rolled out using our new approach to reshaping planning in the region. Further neighbourhood planning projects are in train for other parts of Moreton Bay, the next one is for Morayfield,” Mayor Flannery said.

“Moreton Bay is booming, which is great for our economy and local job opportunities, and neighbourhood planning will ensure we can better manage growth in a way that sustains the lifestyle and amenities that locals love.”

Visit Your Say Moreton Bay to view the draft report, provide feedback or view pop-up dates and locations.