$45.53 million secured for key City of Moreton Bay projects

Published 25 January 2024

Woorim Beach Amenities concept artwork

City of Moreton Bay today welcomed their five successful expressions of interest for $45.53 million in funding from the SEQ City Deal Liveability Fund, to support the delivery of city-shaping infrastructure and lifestyle projects to support our growing communities.

Once approved, this initiative will see Council, along with the State and Federal Governments evenly co-contribute to the delivery of the shovel-ready projects to support local jobs, and a more connected and liveable city that will provide a legacy for future generations.

Projects will now progress to the application phase before a detailed assessment process is completed by the State and Federal Governments.

City of Moreton Bay projects progressing to the next phase are:

  • Suttons Beach Pavilion Development - $19 million, with a $11.33 million contribution from the SEQ Liveability Fund
  • Centenary Lakes Regional Playground - $10 million, with a $4.7 million contribution from the SEQ Liveability Fund and a $3 million contribution from the Federal Government’s Investing in Our Communities Fund
  • Centenary Lakes Activation - $10 million, with a $6.7 million contribution from the SEQ Liveability Fund
  • Bongaree to Woorim Active and Public Transport Network Connection - $5.7 million, with a $3.8 million contribution from the SEQ Liveability Fund
  • The Mill Lakes Precinct Activation - $6 million, with a $3.65 million contribution from the SEQ Liveability Fund

City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery said the significant pool of funding, along with Council’s $15 million investment will help to enhance the lifestyle of our residents and visitors alike.

“Our city plays an important role in the future prosperity not only of the south east, but the entire state as we work to retain our liveability and affordability in the face of rapid population growth,” Cr Flannery said.

“While this growth is Council’s single greatest challenge, this funding demonstrates that when all levels of government work together, we can maintain and enrich the lifestyles of our current and future population.

“The funding means Council can deliver these key projects while also freeing up funds to allocate to other community projects across the city.

“The Suttons Beach Pavilion Development works include the demolition and replacement of the existing pavilion structures, returning the iconic destination to the community for a new generation to enjoy anew.

“I know our Caboolture families will be glad to see Centenary Lakes get a facelift with $20 million committed for an all-abilities playground and zero-depth splash park, along with active transport upgrades at Morayfield Road and a new shared pathway along Esme Avenue, as part the Centenary Lakes Activation.

“Bribie Island locals and visitors will benefit from a range of projects connecting the west and eastern sides of the island, including upgrades to the Bongaree Jetty, on-road cycle lanes, a footpath upgrade, as well as an accessible changing places facility at Woorim and

“The Mill will also undergo works for the delivery of new paths and toilets, along with landscaping and carpark upgrades for the community to enjoy.

“This is an exciting time for Moreton Bay and I can’t wait to see these projects complete and in use over the next few years.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“The Australian Government is committed to improving our cities and regions to ensure a high quality of life, while delivering a region-shaping legacy with the hosting of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“The SEQ Liveability Fund is another example of this commitment and is expected to benefit more than three million Queenslanders, with one in seven Australians living in the great south-east.

“I’m pleased to see a variety of projects submitted for consideration that will help unlock a stronger future for communities.”

Quotes attributable to Queensland Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, Grace Grace:

“South East Queensland is booming and playing host to some of the world’s biggest events, so the Miles Government is committed to investing in our communities and delivering for our councils in the south-east corner.

“The SEQ Liveability Fund will give communities like Moreton Bay the opportunity to create better places to live through access to more open spaces, infrastructure that complements new housing or projects that support health and wellbeing.

“It’s great to see councils’ responses to this opportunity to boost local community and sport engagement in the lead-up to Brisbane 2032 and beyond.

“We look forward to working with City of Moreton Bay and other local governments across South East Queensland to see the SEQ Liveability Fund building better communities.”

The SEQ Liveability Fund is one of the key projects being delivered under the $1.8 billion SEQ City Deal, a partnership between the Australian Government, the Queensland Government and Council of Mayors (SEQ).