News & notices

July  2016

29 Jul | Dwarf gum tree plantings to help safeguard koalas

Mayor Allan Sutherland and Councillor Denise Sims today helped to launch a project to plant hundreds of new dwarf gum trees across the Moreton Bay Region in a bid to help safeguard the region’s koala population long into the future.

20 Jul | Moreton Bay Ekka holiday

During the public holiday, kerbside waste collections will continue as normal, however council’s customer service centres and libraries will be closed.

06 Jul | Receive your rates online via embrc

Residents in the Moreton Bay Region can now register to receive their quarterly rates notices online with the official launch of embrc on July 1.

June  2016

24 Jun | Priority Development Area status sought for Petrie mill site

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking activation of a Priority Development Area (PDA) centred around the Moreton Bay Region University Precinct as a learning and employment hub of state significance.

03 Jun | Council budget delivers job-creating, region-building projects

Moreton Bay Regional Council has handed down a $536 million 2016/17 budget at a special council meeting today, with a focus on keeping rates and charges as low as possible and delivering job-creating, region-building infrastructure projects.

May  2016

26 May | Thousands of sweet jobs up for grabs - take your pick!

South-East Queensland’s strawberry industry is about to embark on one of the biggest recruitment campaigns in its history to secure more than 6,000 seasonal workers.

26 May | Moreton Bay Region prepares for Birdies, Eagles and Albatrosses

The Moreton Bay Region will become a second home to some of Australia’s top ranked amateur golfers this year, with five major state golf championships to be held in the region.

10 May | Council launches Your Say, for university site

Moreton Bay Regional Council has launched an exciting new community engagement platform to capture feedback about the Moreton Bay Region University Precinct. 

04 May | Mason Crowned Voice of Urban for 2016

Sixteen year old Mason Hope has been crowned the 2016 Voice of Urban winner.

04 May | New viewing area for Endeavour Park

Stage three of the Endeavour Park transformation will get underway in June with the addition of a new central viewing area, extra seating and the widening of the Moreton Bay Cycleway. 

April  2016

18 Apr | New Council for Moreton Bay Region

The Moreton Bay Region’s newly elected council has been formally sworn in at a post-election meeting at the Strathpine Community Centre today, including the highest number of female councillors ever elected to serve the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

15 Apr | Country stars jump on-board the Urban Country countdown train

Country Music Stars Chelsea Basham James Blundell jumped on-board the ‘Urban Country’ train last week, to mark the countdown to the 13th annual Urban Country Music Festival in Caboolture. 

March  2016

31 Mar | Pine Rivers Museum tells the Anne Frank Story

A travelling exhibition devoted to the life of Anne Frank during the Holocaust will go on show at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum from March 27.

16 Mar | Trains Make Tracks to Moreton Bay

The first electric commuter train to make tracks on the new Moreton Bay Rail line has begun testing the 12.6 km route from Petrie to Kippa-Ring.

09 Mar | Funding Secures New SES HQ

Extensive modifications to transform a large two storey, seven bedroom brick home at Murrumba Downs into a new headquarters for the Moreton Bay SES are expected to begin next month.

09 Mar | Innovator makes airwaves with Mr Bouris

Highvale based business Impact Building Systems has hit the airwaves on the popular podcast The Mark Bouris Show, discussing the company’s award winning innovation ‘Solar Combined Heat and Power’.

09 Mar | Down it comes

The demolition of old, disused buildings at the former Petrie paper mill is underway ahead of the site’s transformation into a university and community precinct in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

February  2016

22 Feb | Moreton Bay Takes a Speckie

Thousands of football fans have witnessed the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex - AFL Precinct at Burpengary take a speckie with an all-Queensland feast of preseason Australian Rules Football.

17 Feb | QSEC in the Saddle for New Addition

The Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC) at Caboolture is saddling up for a major extension after securing funding from the Queensland Government’s Local Grants and Subsidies Program.

08 Feb | Green takes Gold at Inaugural Innovation Awards

A green innovation has been named Innovation of the Year at the first ever Moreton Bay Innovation Awards, announced at a Gala Awards Event in Caboolture on Friday, 5 February 2016. 

05 Feb | New green space boosts flood resilience

A six hectare open green space and a 740 metre-long levee designed to boost the flood resilience of Burpengary's Dale Street neighbourhood have been completed by Moreton Bay Regional Council in partnership with the Australian and Queensland governments.

03 Feb | Little Athletics makes the high jump

Caboolture Little Athletics has moved to higher ground with the completion of a new, $642,000 clubhouse by Moreton Bay Regional Council at Centenary Lakes.

02 Feb | Burpengary Hosts 2016 NAB Challenge

The 2016 NAB Challenge has been officially launched by AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan ahead of the Lions V Gold Coast Suns clash at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary on Sunday, February 21.

January  2016

28 Jan | To a Healthy and Active 2016

Get back into shape after the festive season with the help of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Healthy and Active Moreton guide.

27 Jan | Region’s New Planning Scheme Begins

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s new, region-wide planning scheme comes into effect on February 1, 2016.

25 Jan | Meet the Author of The River House

Moreton Bay Region Libraries presents a special opportunity to meet Queensland’s Janita Cunnington, the author of the new Australian novel and Book Club Pick of 2016, The River House.

22 Jan | Local Firm Secures Tractor Tender

A Caboolture motor dealer has secured a $256,000 Moreton Bay Regional Council contract for the supply and delivery of three new tractors.

22 Jan | New Library Mobile Soon

A new, 21st century mobile library will be hitting the rural and urban roads of the Moreton Bay Region in mid-2016.

November  2015

29 Nov | Mayor in Canberra for university funding

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland will travel to Canberra tomorrow to discuss the Moreton Bay University Precinct with influential members of the Federal Government and Federal Opposition.



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