News & notices

October  2017

18 Oct | Paralympic Legend to carry Queen’s Baton in Moreton Bay

Paralympic world record holder Lakeisha Patterson OAM will carry the Queen’s Baton in Moreton Bay as it journeys south for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

16 Oct | New park to honour Bishop legacy

A new Caboolture park will be named in recognition one of the area’s earliest families after Moreton Bay Regional Council recently discovered an anomaly with a previous park naming by the former Caboolture Shire Council.

12 Oct | Community gardens to blossom in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council has officially endorsed community gardens in Moreton Bay, planting the seed for organisations across the region to establish veggie patches, orchards and urban farms in public parks and open spaces.

09 Oct | Starlight event lights up Deception Bay - POSTPONED

Join everyone’s favourite Minions on their quest to find a new master plus some of the region’s most talented young musicians when Moreton Bay Regional Council plays host to a starlight Movie in the Park on Saturday, October 14 at the Deception Bay Sports Centre.

09 Oct | State Government land boost for Petrie university campus

Petrie university campus is set to receive a land boost thanks to the Queensland Government’s Advancing our Cities and Regions Strategy.

04 Oct | Master plan unveiled for Redcliffe foreshore

In a pilot program for South East Queensland, Moreton Bay Regional Council has today unveiled its master plan and long-term vision for Redcliffe’s foreshore precincts, which will see council slash red tape to incentivise, trial and attract inflatable water parks, food trucks and other pop-up vendors at nine key locations.

03 Oct | Plans to transform Deception Bay waterfront

Moreton Bay Regional Council will unveil exciting new plans to transform a 12256sqm waterfront site at Deception Bay into a new recreation, environmental and community precinct for locals.

02 Oct | Cash in on Bank of I.D.E.A.S

Local businesses and community groups can withdraw a wealth of knowledge from the Bank of I.D.E.A.S when its acclaimed founder and director Peter Kenyon shares his expertise this October in a series of intimate workshops.

September  2017

29 Sep | Raptors touchdown in Deception Bay

Moreton Bay Raptors Gridiron Club will touchdown in Deception Bay thanks to a new five-year lease from Moreton Bay Regional Council.

27 Sep | Council launches new Local Disaster Plan

Moreton Bay Regional Council has launched it's new Local Disaster Management Plan for the 2017/18 financial year.

25 Sep | Rainbow delivers gold sand for Woorim Beach

Danish ship Modi R has begun the next phase of its special Woorim Beach deployment, employing a “rainbow” method to help restore up to 150,000m3 of sand at the region’s only patrolled surf beach.

20 Sep | Rugby 7s star calls for nominations

Olympic gold medallist and rugby sevens ace Evania Pelite has issued a challenge to Moreton Bay residents to nominate someone in their community for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards.

15 Sep | New sand recycling system to be trialled on Bribie Island

A trial aimed at tackling ongoing coastal erosion at Woorim’s popular surf beach is one step closer to reality after Moreton Bay Regional Council awarded a $970,000 tender at its Coordination Committee Meeting on Tuesday, September 12. 

14 Sep | New Moreton Bay economic action plan

Moreton Bay Regional Council has today unveiled its five-year action plan for Moreton Bay’s $12.9 billion economy, outlining 29 key actions that focus on local business growth, ongoing investment attraction and the region’s next major infrastructure project: The Mill at Moreton Bay.

04 Sep | e-quip yourself with eSmart week at libraries

Equip yourself with vital e-knowledge and cyber-safety skills this National eSmart Week with free technology sessions and classes at Moreton Bay Regional Council’s libraries.

August  2017

29 Aug | All aboard! New Redcliffe to Moreton Island passenger service announced

A new passenger ferry service direct from Redcliffe jetty to Moreton Island has officially been launched.

21 Aug | Have your say: first proposed major amendments to the planning scheme.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is inviting the community to view and provide feedback on proposed amendments to the region’s planning scheme, including the much-anticipated plan to create $9.5 billion of economic activity in Caboolture West, after the State Government approved public consultation.

18 Aug | Kallangur Scouts unlock new clubhouse

The Kallangur Scouts have received the keys to their new den after officially signing their five-year community lease with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

10 Aug | Free show rides & entertainment at the Caboolture Family Fun Day 2017

The annual Caboolture Family Fun Day is bringing the ultimate affordable show experience to the Moreton Bay Region with a huge program of free rides, entertainment and activities for families to enjoy.

10 Aug | North Lakes kicks a goal with new complex

Rugby league and soccer players in North Lakes kicked a big goal over the weekend with the official opening of the new $3.48 million Kinsellas Sports Complex, thanks to a joint partnership between Moreton Bay Regional Council and the State Government.

09 Aug | Redcliffe artist wins Tyson Evans scholarship

A young artist from Redcliffe State High School has won this year’s prestigious Tyson Evans art scholarship offered by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

09 Aug | Moreton Bay to host 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championship

Moreton Bay has been selected by rugby league’s international governing body to host the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championship.

08 Aug | Sir Angus Houston appointed USC Chancellor

Moreton Bay Regional Council has welcomed the appointment of retired Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC as the new Chancellor for the University of Sunshine Coast (USC). 

07 Aug | Morayfield Health Hub a heartbeat away

Construction on the multimillion dollar Morayfield Health Hub is well underway, ahead of the opening of its first stage in October this year.

July  2017

25 Jul | Moreton Bay partners with community to improve health of Pumicestone Passage

Council partners with community on Pumicestone Passage Catchment Action Plan 2017-2020.

21 Jul | Residents urged to dispose of hot ashes safely

Winter months are a timely reminder for residents to ensure they’re disposing of any hot ashes from wood fires safely and responsibly, and not into their general waste or recycling bins.

17 Jul | Australian art royalty touches the region

The Caboolture Regional Art Gallery will be one of only three galleries in the country, to showcase the works of Australian art royalty Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), in one of the nation’s most prestigious art exhibitions, from 15 July to 16 September 2017.

12 Jul | ‘Modern midden’ helping to restore Passage

Lost shellfish reefs in Pumicestone Passage are one step closer to being restored.

05 Jul | Council seeks ideas on Margate public space

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking ideas from local businesses and residents to help breathe new life into the heart of Margate’s business district.

04 Jul | Council grants to showcase Indigenous culture and languages during NAIDOC WEEK

Moreton Bay Region celebrates NAIDOC WEEK.

June  2017

30 Jun | Transit-oriented development incentivised

Council and Unitywater are offering incentives to encourage development in Strathpine & Caboolture centres and along the Redcliffe Peninsula Line. 

28 Jun | $337,000 in grants to bring projects to life

More than 60 community projects, events and initiatives will be brought to life across the Moreton Bay Region, with the help of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s latest round of community grants.

26 Jun | School holiday fun kicks off in the region

Kids give boredom the flick these school holidays when Moreton Bay Regional Council hosts a range of activities for children and teenagers.

20 Jun | Discover the fun of coding and robotics

Coding and robotics is no longer limited to younger generations, with Moreton Bay Regional Council hosting free beginner workshops for adults and seniors at libraries throughout the region from now until the end of August.

06 Jun | Council brings trade delegation to Caboolture

Moreton Bay Regional Council has represented our region at the Australian Smart Communities Conference last week in Adelaide.

02 Jun | 2017/18 budget focused on enhancing lifestyle of growing Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Regional Council today handed down its $563 million budget for 2017-18, which will continue to deliver significant investments in the lifestyle of the growing Moreton Bay community, while maintaining a strong economic result for the region.

May  2017

23 May | Pilot project shares school playground

In a first for the region, Moreton Bay Regional Council has partnered with Humpybong State School to deliver an exciting new shared playground that both students and the wider community can enjoy.

18 May | North Lakes best master planned community

North Lakes’ incredible transformation from 1,036 hectares of farmland into one of South East Queensland’s most sought after commercial, retail and lifestyle hubs has been recognised on the national stage, with the development being named as Australia’s Best Master Planned Community.

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