The Mill PDA - Places

The Priority Development Area is proposed to be divided into five new places set to transform the area. Explore the vision for each of these places:

Mill Central will be home to the first full service university campus in the Moreton Bay Region and will provide a revitalised and active district centre for Petrie. The university will be supported and complemented by a vast range of uses and activities, including regional sporting facilities and health related opportunities.

Together, they will form an incubator for change and ignite new economic growth for the Moreton Bay Region by leveraging all it has to offer. Mill Central will become a highly attractive and vibrant destination, with a range of quality urban spaces hosting a mix of retail, commercial, residential, community and recreation uses, with a district centre to the west of the rail line and the neighbourhood hub to the east. Mill Central will be brought together by a highly embellished public realm that will include smart city technology, public art, and quality landscape treatment.

Mill Central framework

Key facts and figures 

Land area

91.33 ha

Land uses

  • The university and mixed-use area - USC Moreton Bay campus and associated activities, convenience retail and speciality stores, community buildings, mix of residential uses (including student accommodation), and commercial employment.
  • District centre - enhance and increase the range and mix of businesses and commercial activities in the District Centre on the western side of the North Coast Rail Line, including offices and high end comparison and convenience retail. Revitalisation of the District Centre Main Street through the establishment of active uses adjoining the street.
  • Residential focus - mix of residential uses (including student accommodation) in the form of medium and high density residential housing dwellings that incorporate home offices which enable commercialisation of home businesses, ‘start-ups’ and small to medium enterprise (e.g. 2-3 storeys) may establish in concentrated pockets around the fringes of Mill Central.
  • Key Site A will comprise the university campus, a key civic space, a signature building suitable for civic function uses, a significant anchor facility (e.g. large scale health facility such as a hospital and specialist medical centre) in a signature building(s) and other employment generating commercial uses.
  • Key Site B will comprise a signature development with an interesting and diverse range of uses and activities.
  • Interim uses that promote activity and deliver amenity in the place including markets, pop ups and food vans to encourage start-up businesses and increase visitors to the place are expected.

Building height

  • Key Sites A and B contain no maximum building height.
  • For the remainder of Mill Central, generally buildings will be no greater than 27m high (8 storeys).

Infrastructure

  • New roads through the University and mixed-use area to support development.
  • New pedestrian connections over the rail line along the northern side of Gympie Road and an enhanced crossing near Petrie Railway Station.

Mill Innovation is an area of opportunity that will be characterised by a key attractor(s) for the region that will stimulate regional economic growth and generate high employment for the region. Uses that have a direct nexus with the full service university campus to the south will be encouraged. Key attractor(s) will be supported by complimentary residential and non-residential activities.

Mill Innovation framework plan

Key facts and figures 

Land area

47 ha

Land uses

  • Substantial or significant uses that will stimulate regional economic growth may take the form of large scale office or research and technology uses, however innovation and maximising opportunity is key.
  • There are a diverse range of uses that may also establish in this place in support of the any substantial or significant uses. These may include educational establishment, health care services, indoor sport and recreation, Retirement facility, short-term accommodation and many more. 
  • Interim uses that promote activity and deliver amenity in the place including markets, pop ups and food vans to encourage start-up businesses and increase visitors to the place are expected.

Building height

  • Not specified.

Infrastructure

  • New roads throughout Mill Innovation to support development and new pedestrian connections over Yebri Creek linking to Mill Central.

Mill Transit will create a new transit oriented residential community and a neighbourhood hub which supports convenience retail and commercial uses focused around Kallangur Station. It will provide for medium to high density urban residential development north of Dohles Rocks Road and the continuation of existing light and general industrial activities south of Dohles Rocks Road. 

 
Mill Transit framework plan

Key facts and figures 

Land area

44.5 ha

Land uses

  • Residential housing in the form of medium and high density residential buildings; convenience retail, personal services, speciality retail and supporting uses including shops and places to eat and drink; small-scale office employment; and public spaces and community uses.

Building height

  •  Generally buildings will be no greater than 21m high (6 storeys).

Infrastructure

  •  Mill Transit is situated on the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line and only one stop from Petrie Railway Station and the University.
  • The Petrie to Kippa-Ring Shared Pathway runs through the area, providing the opportunity for a short walk or cycle to the University and conservation areas of Mill Green.
  • New transport infrastructure including a new road connecting Dohles Rocks Road to the university and mixed-use area in Mill Central providing local and convenient access for residents, workers, students and visitors will be established over time. 

Mill Urban establishes a new community comprising a mix of residential development and live work opportunities focused around high quality garden landscapes and streetscapes. 

Mill Urban framework plan

Key facts and figures 

Land area

49.22 ha

Land uses

  • Residential uses may include retirement living, student accommodation, traditional housing, and multi-unit apartments where closer to Lawnton Rail Station and Gympie Road. Further, Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre with some small-scale convenience retail will be supported into the future as a crucial piece of community infrastructure for the area.

Building height

  • Buildings in proximity to Lawnton Railway Station (designated as Urban Neighbourhood on Mill Urban Framework Plan) may reach 27m in height (8 storeys) to support more people living around Lawnton Railway Station.
  • For the remainder of Mill Urban, generally buildings will not exceed 12m in height (3 storeys).

Infrastructure

  • New access roads from Gympie Road and Lawnton Pocket Road will provide local and safe access into Mill Urban to support orderly and adequately serviced development.
  • New local roads within Mill Urban will be easy and safe to navigate with a well-connected network of pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets.

Mill Green will create an ecologically viable conservation area through the protection, restoration and management of areas of significant biodiversity and ecological integrity and demonstrate how brownfield rehabilitation can occur to support the ongoing viability of koalas. This will include the enhancement of koala habitat and wildlife corridors throughout the PDA and to areas outside the PDA, with a focus on the North Pine River and Yebri Creek. 

Development will also allow for a limited range of complementary passive and active recreational opportunities as well as ancillary infrastructure and minor land use activities that are directly associated with the university and development within the PDA. Such activities must not affect the environmental significance of the local area and be demonstrated through detailed site specific design and location. 

Mill Green framework plan

Key facts and figures 

Land area

230 ha

Land uses

  • Environmental restoration areas and enhancement and protection of the area’s environmental qualities.
  • A regional recreation park, where outside areas of high environmental significance, providing opportunities for passive and active recreational activities.
  • Minor institutional and research facilities that are directly related to the university and ancillary infrastructure directly associated with development in the PDA. 

Infrastructure

  • A new road connecting the university and mixed-use area in Mill Central to Dohles Rocks Road at Kallangur will provide local and convenient access for residents, workers, students and visitors. This road will include a koala connection for the passage of fauna.
  • A new pedestrian connection along the eastern side of Gympie Road over the North Pine River and connections over Yebri Creek between Mill Central and Mill Innovation will make getting around the PDA on foot convenient and safe.