Creating the future
Council is creating a thriving major destination that will generate thousands of local higher education and employment opportunities for the region.
With a full-scale University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Campus at its core, this new destination will offer world-class study opportunities for residents in the Moreton Bay Region. USC Moreton Bay is on track to welcome students in 2020, supported by additional work, study and community facilities and will cater for up to 10,000 university students in its first 10 years. USC Moreton Bay will have a comprehensive offering of courses including law, business, science, engineering and many specialty courses such as mechatronics.
The onsite train station will connect local residents from both the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line and the Caboolture Line to the new Petrie campus. Regular bus services and car parking infrastructure will also be a key feature to bring residents and business people from all over the region.
The Mill at Moreton Bay Priority Development Area
The Mill at Moreton Bay PDA is approximately 460 hectares and is located within the suburbs of Petrie, Kallangur and Lawnton. The PDA takes in the Mill at Moreton Bay Redevelopment Project area and is bordered by Lawnton Pocket Road to the south and the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line in the north and north-west. The PDA also includes the existing Petrie town centre to the west of Petrie station and land to the south of the new Kallangur station. The North Pine River and Yebri Creek traverse the PDA.
The university's foundation facilities will be an iconic building structure located at the entrance to the former Petrie Paper Mill site. Located on former State Government-owned land, the site for the buildings is perfectly positioned for transport, will be visually striking and will allow the remainder of the site to be developed over time in an integrated manner.
Other works on site
Whilst works are underway to support development of the university's foundation facilities, significant other areas of the site continue to be remediated by the former owner, Orora under an approved Property Decommissioning Plan. This work involves extensive excavation and backfilling activities along with importing and exporting of materials from site. All work is subject to independent verification and is the responsibility of Orora under the contract of sale with Council. Haulage routes for fill associated with remediation works are also subject to an assessment and review process.
The Mill Guidance Material
Council is developing guidance material to support The Mill at Moreton Bay Priority Development Area Development Scheme (August 2017) and provide more detail on achieving exemplary urban, streetscape, civic space and park design outcomes.
The proposed Civic Space and Park Guidelines and proposed Streetscape Guidelines are currently under review following a public consultation period which ended 20 September 2019.