Have Your Say on the Kallangur-Dakabin Neighbourhood Plan
Published 12 July 2021
Kallangur and Dakabin are about to get an urban designing pamper package, as the first suburbs to trial Council’s new Neighbourhood Planning initiative.
Mayor Peter Flannery said this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents to help shape the future of the region by telling Council what you love about your suburb and what urban design elements you’d like to see.
“The Neighbourhood Plan is a long-term vision for each community, to ensure they remain a place that people want to live, work and grow in the wake of a population boom,” he said.
“The Neighbourhood Plan is about connecting the community through things like footpaths, roads, and active transport links as well as creating housing options for all walks of life, building town centres where people want to gather, while protecting our natural environment and greenspaces.
“This will not only prepare our local communities for future growth but preserve the individual characteristics that make them unique.
“This is an election promise that I’m proud to be delivering on for Moreton Bay Region, and the first suburbs to trial the initiative will be Kallangur-Dakabin thanks to the advocacy of Deputy Mayor Denise Sims.”
Deputy Mayor Denise Sims said she wanted to hear local ideas on how Council can help bring a sense of community and vibrancy back to the CBD area.
“Kallangur and Dakabin are unique suburbs in the heart of Moreton Bay Region that historically have had links to the Anzac spirit, local creeks, green corridors, and parks and playgrounds,” she said.
“I want to make sure we act now to revitalise these kinds of amenities through modern urban design principles, to retain the character of our neighbourhoods as the region’s population grows.
“Right now the combined population of Kallangur and Dakabin is 25,300 people but we expect that to grow to 35,700 by 2041 - that’s more than a 40% increase - which is why it’s important you have your say now.
“So please get online and tell us what you think Council can do to help protect that identity, and also suggest things you’d like to see Council do or deliver here in the future.
“You can also catch us in person at popup sites over the coming weeks, we’ll be hitting the streets and coming to supermarkets near you to get your input.
“For those that have some extra time and are passionate about the future of this area, we are also seeking nominations for a community reference group.
“This is a small group of community members who will work closely with our neighbourhood planning team to set a vision for the area and some strategies to help us get there.
“It’s important everyone has a say - this is your chance to help shape your own backyard and reimagine what Kallangur and Dakabin can be for future generations!
“We want to know what your favourite things about this area are, what makes your neighbourhood unique, and what makes it feel like home.
“Moreton Bay Region is booming, which is great for our economy and local job opportunities, but I want to ensure we don’t lose our character along the way.”
This is the first initiative to be rolled out as part of the new ‘Reshaping our Region’s Planning Work Portfolio’ that will overhaul the planning scheme over the next five years.
To give us your feedback, view popup dates and locations, nominate for the community reference group, or just get more information, please visit: https://yoursay.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/neighbourhood-planning-kallangur-dakabin