News & notices

May  2016

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.

19 Jan | Parkour Opening - a Moreton Bay first

Never heard of Parkour? 
Come and witness some of the state's best Parkour athletes 'Vault, Drop, Roll and Tic-Tac' to celebrate the launch of the Moreton Bay Region's first dedicated Parkour play facility at Crockatt Park on Saturday, January 23. 

19 Jan | Aussie Day the Moreton Bay Way

Lap up the sun, surf, sand and celebrate in Moreton Bay this Australia Day with two massive events planned on Bribie Island and the Redcliffe Peninsula. 

19 Jan | Kids from the Land arrive for some fun in the Sand

More than 30 children from the outback Queensland town of Winton have arrived in the Moreton Bay Region for a taste of life in the city and by the sea.

04 Jan | Early start for Bribie Island NYE fireworks

Moreton Bay Regional Council has issued an apology to local families who may have missed the early start of the Bribie Island New Year’s Eve fireworks due to windy conditions.

December  2015

17 Dec | AFL Transformation at South Pine Sports Complex

Moreton Bay Regional Council has kicked another goal in the development of South Pine Sports Complex, with a $3.4 million tender this week awarded for the construction of a new two story clubhouse.

14 Dec | Wild Dog Management in Cashmere

A wild dog management program is under way in Cashmere following recent reports to Moreton Bay Regional Council of wild dog sightings.

11 Dec | New Visitor Information Centre

Construction of a new Visitor Information Centre at Strathpine is expected to begin in the New Year.

04 Dec | Support for Shellfish Trial

Moreton Bay Regional Council is lending it's support to an innovative shellfish trial which could help to deliver further improvements in the water quality and fish stocks of Pumicestone Passage.

02 Dec | The Culture of Coconut Water

The Caboolture Art Gallery delivers a thought provoking new exhibition exploring the cultural adaptability of Pacific Island communities and the importance of traditional cultural practice, through the popularity of coconut water. 

November  2015

30 Nov | Secrets of War Cabinet Unlocked

The Redcliffe Museum has unlocked the secrets of the War Cabinet to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary.

30 Nov | Students cement Centenary of ANZACs

Narangba student representatives have paid homage to Australia's ANZACs.

30 Nov | Pool upgrade makes opening splash

Get ready to dive-in and celebrate the opening of the Moreton Bay Regions first interactive splash pad with a dive in movie at Deception Bay on December 5.

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.

27 Nov | Consultation outcome: Moreton Bay Rail on-street parking management

From June to October 2015, Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Moreton Bay Rail project team sought feedback from residents to develop on-street parking management options for streets surrounding the new Moreton Bay Rail stations.

27 Nov | Innovation Awards: You Decide

The finalists and their innovations have been assembled and now they need your vote to decide the people's choice for the inaugural Moreton Bay Region Innovation Awards.

24 Nov | New Planning Scheme Starts February 1

Monday, February 1, 2016 marks the start of a new era for the Moreton Bay Region with the introduction of a new, region-wide planning scheme.

19 Nov | Record smartphones and online use for Moreton Bay residents

Moreton Bay Regional Council has released a statistical snapshot for the 2014/15 financial year featuring a record number of local residents interacting with council online via mobile devices and smartphone apps. 

17 Nov | University of Sunshine Coast selected

A Queensland-based university ranked as one of Australia’s top universities for teaching quality has been selected to develop the exciting new Moreton Bay Region University Precinct at Petrie.

17 Nov | Old North Road doubles

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $5.2 million tender for the four-lane upgrade of Old North Road from South Pine Road to Kremzow Road at Warner.

16 Nov | Expressions of interest: Lease of Community Facility

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from incorporated community organisations to lease a community facility located on the corner of William and Short Streets, Caboolture. Interested organisations are invited to complete an application form.

13 Nov | Mayor Thanks Police and Residents

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland has commended local police and residents following the arrest of two young men as part of an investigation into the vandalism of bus stop shelters.

11 Nov | Queensland pool safety standards

Residents across the Moreton Bay Region are encouraged to make sure their pool is compliant with the State Government’s pool safety standards before the December 1 deadline.

04 Nov | New Train Station Unveiled

The first of six new train stations to be completed on the $988 million Moreton Bay Rail project was unveiled at Mango Hill on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

October  2015

29 Oct | First Helicopter Treatment of Season

Moreton Bay Regional Council will launch its first aerial mosquito treatment of the season on Friday, October 30, weather permitting. 

23 Oct | Council lays foundations for Bright Future

Moreton Bay Regional Council will outline its plans for a bright future, presenting its vision for a major University Precinct to community and business leaders today.

22 Oct | Take Five for Mosquitoes

By spending just five minutes in the yard emptying any containers of water, Moreton Bay Region residents can make a big impact on the breeding cycle of mosquitoes.

22 Oct | Community Mobilises to Improve Waterways

The results of the 2015 Healthy Waterways report card are in and it’s a win for the many community volunteers who have partnered with council to improve and protect the Moreton Bay Region’s waterways.

21 Oct | 2016 Census employment opportunities

The Australian Bureau of Statistics are currently recruiting for the 2016 Census.

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