The Mill at Moreton Bay
Council have engaged in a transformative project known as The Mill at Moreton Bay. This Priority Development Area (PDA) will be home to the first greenfield university built in Australia in 20 years and will attract unprecedented catalytic infrastructure and investment to the region. This major knowledge and innovation hub is expected to deliver 6000 jobs and almost $1 billion into the regional economy each year .
Located at Petrie on two train lines with a major university campus at its core, the Mill at Moreton Bay provides world-class opportunities for education, employment, lifestyle and investment to support the region’s growing population.
This year marks a major milestone for The Mill at Moreton Bay with the new USC Moreton Bay Campus foundation facility set to open at The Mill at Moreton Bay in February 2020.
Within a decade, 10,000 students will call this campus home, lifting the region's tertiary participation rate from unacceptably low levels. Council's vision for this site - 20 hectares bigger than the Brisbane CBD - is that it will become home to innovators, research facilities, health and knowledge centres and importantly provide civic space for the community.
View additional information about The Mill at Moreton Bay, including updates on this catalytic project.
Major Regional Projects
Major regional infrastructure projects such as The Mill at Moreton Bay and the $1 billion Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line underpin new, exciting opportunities for continued economic development, employment growth and business confidence into the future .
- Council’s $655 million 2019/20 budget will provide more than $227 million for capital works with a focus on community infrastructure and healthy and active lifestyle opportunities including:
- $112 million on road and transport networks to improve connectivity, travel time and transport options
- $54 million to rehabilitate, protect and enhance the natural environment, plus an additional $24.2 million towards management of waterways and coastal areas
- $34 million on sport and recreation including $5 million towards construction of the new Griffin Sports Complex and $3.2 million for the next phase of the Nathan Road Sporting Precinct, Rothwell.
- $925.5 million is being spent on Bruce Highway upgrades between Pine River and Caloundra Road interchange.
- The $1 billion Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line will service 618,000 residents by 2036 and 39 new residential developments.
Other important regional projects include: Caboolture Hospital expansion, New Special School Caboolture, Redcliffe Hospital upgrade, Dakabin Train Station upgrade and Griffin State School expansion.