News & notices

February  2016

11 Feb | Helicopters continue to target mosquitos

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s vector management helicopters will continue its saltmarsh mosquito treatments on Friday, February 12.


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.


06 Nov | Once Upon a Wartime

One hundred years after the landing of the ANZACs at Gallipoli, the wartime sacrifices of the Moreton Bay Region have been commemorated with an interactive, storytelling smartphone app.


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.


15 Oct | Stormwater upgrades for Moreton Bay

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Moreton Bay Regional Council is investing $674,000 in the renewal of stormwater infrastructure in 19 locations across the Moreton Bay Region’s 2,390km network over coming weeks.


14 Oct | Dohles Rocks Foreshore Park Ready to Enjoy

The latest stage of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s upgrade of Dohles Rocks Foreshore Park has been completed.


13 Oct | Hashtag to Say No to Domestic Violence

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents and organisations to use their smartphones and social media to unite against domestic and family violence.


01 Oct | First Sports Club Approved for North Lakes

Development plans for a $25 million licensed sports club at North Lakes, proposed by the Caboolture Sports Club,  have been approved by Moreton Bay Regional Council.


September  2015

29 Sep | Put your most innovative foot forward

Entries are being sought for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s inaugural Innovation Awards, with $20,000 in prize money to be won by the region’s best innovators and inventors.


24 Sep | Upgrades for Div 9 roads

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $584,700 tender for eight road upgrades across Albany Creek, Brendale, Cashmere and Eatons Hill.


23 Sep | Second stage for Talobilla Park flood works

Moreton Bay Regional Council is about to begin works on the second stage of a $315,000 flood resilience project at Talobilla Park, Kippa-Ring.


23 Sep | Draft Scheme Ready for State Approval

Moreton Bay Regional Council has completed its review of community feedback to the new draft planning scheme and has now finalised the draft scheme for the approval of the Queensland Government.


21 Sep | Peninsula parade gets upgrade

Moreton Bay Regional Council will install new pedestrian crossings and lay new asphalt surfacing along Whytecliffe Parade, Woody Point as part of a $486,000 road upgrade for the popular stretch of the Moreton Bay Tourist Drive.


14 Sep | Red Azolla weed removal

Moreton Bay Regional Council is treating Red Azolla weed at Centenary Lakes, Caboolture.


09 Sep | Barry Gibb comes home for Redcliffe Festival

Barry Gibb is returning home on Friday, September 11 for the Redcliffe Festival and the official public unveiling of the second stage of Bee Gees Way, the Moreton Bay Region’s iconic tribute to the international pop supergroup.


04 Sep | 40 Year Councillor to Retire

One of Queensland’s longest-serving councillors has announced he will retire in March 2016 following 40 years of service to the local community.


03 Sep | CRAG solves abstract art

Discover the hidden meaning behind some of Australia’s most celebrated abstract paintings and drawings with Direction Now at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery.


03 Sep | $1.4 mil upgrade for Div 8 roads

Moreton Bay Regional Council has committed more than $1.4 million towards 10 road projects across Strathpine, Joyner, Lawnton and Bray Park.


02 Sep | Levee to Boost Dale Street Flood Resilience

Construction of a 740 metre long levee to improve the flood immunity in Dale Street, Burpengary and immediate areas is underway.


August  2015

28 Aug | SPSC fields upgrade

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $521,000 tender to upgrade the South Pine Sports Complex’s junior AFL field and combined hockey and cricket field.


28 Aug | What’s Next for the Draft Planning Scheme?

Moreton Bay Regional Council is currently reviewing submissions received on the draft planning scheme which opened on July 1, 2015 for public consultation.


27 Aug | Caboolture pool flexes new muscle

Moreton Bay Regional Council is inviting residents to help celebrate the Caboolture Pool’s new all abilities fitness centre on Saturday, August 29 with free exercise classes, fitness assessments at its official opening and sign on day


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