Creating the future
Moreton Bay Regional Council is creating a thriving new 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 to residents in the Moreton Bay
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.
The onsite train station will connect local residents from right
along 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, reducing north and south
Latest project updates
Preliminary site work for the Mill at Moreton Bay Redevelopment Project began in late November 2017 in the area bounded by Gympie Road, Paper Avenue and the Petrie train station. These civil works will enable USC to start construction on their foundation buildings which is expected to begin mid-2018.
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About The Mill at Moreton Bay
View a fly through of the Mill at Moreton Bay
The Mill at Moreton Bay is a multi-faceted destination. It
currently comprises four main components:
The Mill at Moreton Bay Priority Development Area
On 2 September 2016, the Deputy Premier and Minister responsible
for Economic Development Queensland declared The Mill at Moreton
Bay as a Priority Development Area (PDA).
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. To find out more
about the The Mill at Moreton Bay Priority Development Area, visit
the Priority Development Area section of this site.
Mill at Moreton Bay Redevelopment Project
In July 2015, Council purchased the former Petrie Paper Mill
site as a key strategic land asset to secure this unique site in
public ownership. Council purchased the 200-hectare parcel of land
to drive economic, community and environmental outcomes in our
region for the future. The site was expanded in October 2017
following the addition of surplus state land adjacent to the
railway line. With this land all in public ownership, there is now
the opportunity to help conserve more than 110 hectares of vital
wildlife and environmental corridors, as well as deliver a new
full-service university catering for the growing Moreton Bay Region
Given the size of the site and proximity to the rail line,
opportunity exists to look at a range of other uses that may
complement the university. The Mill at Moreton Bay Redevelopment
Project Area will deliver a diverse range of education, health,
retail, residential, recreation, commercial and environmental uses.
The timing, approach and location of these uses will be
subject to a detailed concept planning process that Council and the
State Government will manage over the coming years. To find out
more about the Mill at Moreton Bay Redevelopment Project, visit
the Building a brighter future and Environment
sections of this site.
Following an independent Expression of Interest process, Council
appointed the University of the Sunshine Coast as the preferred provider for an exciting new
university campus in the Moreton Bay Region. USC is a
Queensland-based university and is ranked as one of Australia's top
universities for teaching quality. To be known as "USC Moreton
Bay", the campus will open in 2020. Over time it will be supported
by additional work, study and community facilities, and will cater
for up to 10,000 university students in its first 10
years. To find out more about the University Precinct,
visit the Anchor Education Partner section of this site.
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. Using this site will
also complement strategic plans to enhance the environmental
outcomes for the balance of the PDA. Early works for the foundation
facilities will commence with approved clearing and earthworks,
from November 2017. Construction of the buildings should
commence early 2018 and will be complete in time to open for
students in 2020. To find out more about the foundation facilities,
visit the Foundation facilities section of this site.
The Mill at Moreton Bay is a destination which is located within the suburbs of Petrie, Kallangur and Lawnton.
It is located approximately 20km from Brisbane International Airport and approximately 22km from the Brisbane CBD with close proximity to key transport infrastructure including the Petrie railway station (at the junction of the existing Caboolture Rail Line and the Redcliffe Peninsula Line), Gympie Road and the Bruce Highway.
The Mill at Moreton Bay - Aerial photo circa 2016
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View a fly over of the Mill at Moreton Bay site.