New Community Centre on Deception Bay Foreshore

Published 24 August 2022

Joseph Crescent Community Hall

Deception Bay foreshore is one step closer to becoming a hub for family-friendly fun with the completion of Stage 1 of the $2.4 million Joseph Crescent community space, thanks to contribution from the State Government.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this was part of Deception Bay’s coming of age moment after the Deception Bay Community Hall was completed earlier this year.

“Community spaces in every pocket of Moreton Bay is a top priority of this Council, so families have places to relax, and enjoy themselves,” he said.

“Once completed, Stage 2 of the Joseph Crescent community space will boast modern grassy play areas, an awesome playground for children and covered BBQ and picnic areas.

“Today we’re celebrating the completion of the community building precinct and car park which will be leased to the Redcliffe Environmental Forum for a nominal rate.

“This consists of an open plan meeting room that can be divided into two smaller rooms if need be, a canteen area which opens up onto the awesome deck area which is all accessible for people with disabilities.

“I’d like to thank the State Government for their amazing contribution of $600,000 to help make this project a reality for the people of Deception Bay.”

Bancroft MP Chris Whiting said this will not only be a great space for locals to utilise but it’ll be great for local businesses to have increased foot traffic.

“I’m thrilled to see Stage 1 of this awesome project completed and I can’t wait to see Stage 2 finished to activate the foreshore precinct and give families even more reason to visit,” he said.

“Locals are keen to see a meeting place like this where they can picnic, exercise and just enjoy the fresh sea air, and I’m proud to be able to help deliver that.

“This will also bring in a healthy number of visitors to the foreshore to help support local businesses and hopefully be the catalyst for more to pop up in the future.”

Councillor Sandra Ruck (Div 5) said this was just another project in a string of many that are helping to revitalise and grow the Deception Bay community.

“This new Joseph Crescent Community Space will perfectly complement the work we’re doing around Deception Bay to keep up with the growing demand and expectations of our wonderful community,” she said.

“We’ve just completed the state-of-the-art Deception Bay Community Hall in the centre of town which has been a massive hit since it was opened earlier this year.

“The Skate Park is next in line to get a $1.5 million renewal and upgrade and we are upgrading plenty of parks and playgrounds across the area too.

“I can’t wait to see this all come to life so locals and visitors can enjoy this space for many years to come.”