Your Lifestyle, Your Economy, Your Say! Get Online Now

Published 06 March 2023

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With great population growth comes great economic opportunities, but also potential changes to the lifestyle we love.

Council is determined to protect the character of Moreton Bay as the population of South East Queensland booms - which is what this Moreton Says Survey is about.

Mayor Peter Flannery said he wanted to hear the thoughts of locals about Moreton Bay’s nightlife, business conditions, and job prospects before March 29.

“Your feedback is how we ensure we continue delivering better services for our community,” he said.

“As one of the Australia’s fastest growing regions, there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to business, jobs and lifestyle in Moreton Bay

“But Council can only plan so much without the input of residents, which is why we’re asking you to tell us your thoughts on jobs, business and even local nightlife.

“Your feedback will help us direct our support to the areas that affect residents the most so we can build one of the strongest economies in South East Queensland.

“It might be as simple as wanting to take BYO wine to music events in your neighbourhood, or even permitting drinking areas at particular locations.

“Maybe you want to see more initiatives to create a vibrant night-time economy in your area with more food options?

“Maybe you’re worried about local employment opportunities for your kids, or even retraining later in your career?

“We want to hear all your ideas!

“The good news is we have six key business precincts that are firing on all cylinders post-COVID and a further six industrial estates that are attracting major commercial investment from global leaders in advanced manufacturing, technology and innovation, food agriculture and so much more.

“It’s a great time to be a business in Moreton Bay and that means more jobs for locals, so residents don’t have to travel outside of the region for work and get stuck on the Bruce Highway every day.

“Our Regional Economic Development Strategy 20141 (REDS) clearly outlines our ambitions for Moreton Bay to expand into a $40 billion economy, create 16,000 new businesses and 100,000 new jobs by 2041 - feedback from residents will help us get there.

“Part of our growing economy and population is where to put nightlife hubs to help enhance lifestyle without impacting homes negatively.

“Nightlife contributes to our local economy by incentivising new small businesses and creating jobs for locals, while giving our communities unique characteristics.

“So if you want to have your say on the future of Moreton Bay’s economy please visit Council’s Your Say website.”