News & notices

June  2017

26 Jun | School holiday fun kicks off in the Moreton Bay 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 with free council workshops

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.

16 Jun | Region’s littlest recyclers recognised for enormous efforts

Moreton Bay regional Council has praised some of its youngest residents for doing their bit to reduce, reuse and recycle, at its annual Early Learning Centre Recycling Awards on Thursday, 8 June.

12 Jun | Strawberry season kicks off in Moreton Bay

The first punnets have been filled to the brim and thousands of vibrant, ripe red fruits are ready for the picking - a sure sign strawberry season has started in the Moreton Bay Region.

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

31 May | Jumping for joy at Scarborough Beach Park

Moreton Bay Regional Council has officially opened its new 71m2 jumping pillow at Scarborough Beach Park.

31 May | Council welcomes retaining electoral name

Moreton Bay Regional Council has welcomed the Queensland Redistribution Commission’s decision to retain the state electorate name of Pine Rivers.

31 May | James St carpark temporary arrangements

Moreton Bay Regional Council wishes to advise works on the James Street and Matthew Terrace upgrade will commence on Monday, May 29.

26 May | Samford Visitor Information Centre turns one

Moreton Bay Regional Council has joined with Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism and local volunteers to celebrate the first birthday of the Samford Visitor Information Centre (VIC).

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.

17 May | Next chance to have your say on access and inclusion in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents to get involved and have their say in the next stage of community consultation for the development of council’s very first ‘Disability Access and Inclusion Plan’.

08 May | $1.6 mil upgrade for Patricks Rd / Dawson Pde

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $1.6 million tender for the Patricks Road and Dawson Parade intersection upgrade at Arana Hills following extensive community consultation and feedback.

08 May | Moreton Bay says ‘thank-you’ this National Volunteer Week

A big ‘thank-you’ to the region’s thousands of volunteers this National Volunteer Week (8-14 May).

April  2017

27 Apr | Harris Ave, Narangba lands new skate park

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $471,000 tender for the construction of a new youth plaza and skate park at the Harris Avenue Sports Grounds at Narangba.

March  2017

24 Mar | New SES headquarters for Moreton Bay Region

Extensive modifications to transform a large two storey, seven bedroom brick home at Murrumba Downs into a new headquarters for the Moreton Bay SES unit and Petrie SES group are now complete, with the facility set to officially open on Saturday, 25 March 2017.

14 Mar | Moreton Bay recognised as ‘smart region’

Moreton Bay Regional Council has today signed an exciting new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dutch-based Global Smart City and Community Coalition - known as ‘GSC3’.

09 Mar | Environment Minister tours The Mill at Moreton Bay

Queensland Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles has joined Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland to tour The Mill at Moreton Bay Priority Development Area (PDA) at Petrie.

06 Mar | Moreton Bay to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay

Local legends are being called on to represent their community’s spirit, as the Moreton Bay Region prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

06 Mar | 9,400 volunteers roll up sleeves for clean up

More than 9,400 Moreton Bay residents rolled up their sleeves and scoured the region’s beaches, parks, roads, nature reserves and sporting complexes on Sunday, 5 March, as Australia’s biggest working bee - Clean Up Australia Day - swept across the nation.

01 Mar | Moreton Bay scores tender for soccer precinct

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced a major $11.45 million tender for the first stage of its new regional soccer precinct at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary.

February  2017

24 Feb | Forklift game-changer rises to the occasion at Innovation Awards

A universal forklift accessory that is fast changing the warehouse and distribution industry has taken out top honours at the second annual Moreton Bay Innovation Awards.

08 Feb | Have your say on plans for iconic foreshore

Moreton Bay residents are encouraged to have their say on how the iconic Redcliffe Peninsula foreshore could be used in the future, as Moreton Bay Regional Council launches public consultation for the development of a new master plan aimed at growing the area’s outdoor economy and improving visitor amenity.

02 Feb | Rothwell Station access road now open

Rothwell motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are now better connected to the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, after a new access road from Anzac Avenue to Rothwell station opened to residents this morning (Thursday, 2 February 2017).

January  2017

26 Jan | 260 residents become Australian citizens

In total, more than 260 residents from across the Moreton Bay Region took the pledge to become Australian citizenson January 26. 

24 Jan | Bongaree Caravan Park to trial dog-friendly accommodation

Moreton Bay Regional Council is set to roll out the welcome mat in coming weeks to travellers with canine companions when the Bongaree Caravan Park opens its doors this February to a dog-friendly accommodation trial.

23 Jan | Residents shine at 2017 Australia Day Awards

Brisbane Convoy for Kids organiser Leanne Dinning and Paralympian Lakeisha Patterson were among those recognised at Council’s 2017 Australia Day Awards.

18 Jan | Council hops on board Coast Guard rescue vessel

A 10m newly refurbished rescue vessel has been unveiled at a special recommissioning ceremony held today at Scarborough.

November  2016

04 Nov | Moreton Bay gets ‘Real’ with outdoor gym

Moreton Bay Regional Council and Real Insurance have officially launched a free outdoor gym at Les Hughes Sports Complex, Bray Park as part of the realSpaces initiative.

October  2016

21 Oct | Draft South-East Queensland Regional Plan released for community feedback

Moreton Bay Regional Council has welcomed the public release of the Queensland Government’s draft South-East Queensland Regional Plan for community feedback.

August  2016

12 Aug | Consultation confirms strong support for Uni Precinct

Residents of the Moreton Bay Region who responded to council’s first round of community consultation for the Moreton Bay Region University Precinct have indicated overwhelming support of the project.

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.

May  2016

10 May | Council launches Your Say, for university site

March  2016

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. 

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