Coastal Villages place type

The Strategic framework outlines the 20-year vision for growth and development in the Moreton Bay Region. It divides the region into 13 place types. These place types explain the level of growth and form of development that is expected in different neighbourhoods and communities throughout the Moreton Bay Region. Coastal Villages are one of these 13 place types.

Coastal Villages are small settlements that cater for coastal living. These villages vary in population and the variety of community services and facilities available.

These places have their own unique characteristics, providing important lifestyle and recreation options for people wanting to enjoy the region’s foreshore and waterways.

These places can also be exposed to existing and future coastal hazard events. This is a significant consideration in the future development of these areas and need to be balanced with the interests of residential lifestyle and tourism.

Coastal Villages are not expected to experience significant change in population and employment over the next 20 years.

Where are Coastal Villages?

These places are found in the coastal lowlands of the Moreton Bay Region and include Toorbul, Donnybrook and Beachmere.

Why are Coastal Villages important?

Coastal Villages are the gateway to Pumicestone Passage and Moreton Bay. These places are characterised by their unique environmental and geological features, small-scale development and informal boundaries joining urban and natural areas.

Coastal Villages at a glance

  • Limited residential development
  • Low intensity development in line with the village character
  • Low key employment opportunities servicing residents and visitors
  • Retain existing community facilities
  • Boating facilities maintained and protected
  • Diverse range of recreation options
  • Exposure to coastal hazards and flooding
  • Protection of important ecosystems
  • Cultural heritage sites are protected