News & notices

November  2015

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. 

27 Oct | Last Run for Cr Gary Parsons

Councillor Gary Parsons has announced he won’t be standing for re-election as the community’s representative in Division One at the local government elections in March, 2016.

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.

20 Oct | Young artists shine

Aspiring young artists from the Moreton Bay Region were officially recognised on Friday night, October 16, for their creativity and effort with Acting Mayor, Mike Charlton presenting the winners of the 2015 Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards at the Strathpine Community Centre.

15 Oct | Stormwater upgrades for Moreton Bay


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

11 Aug | Strategic land purchase secures region’s future

A 200 hectare parcel of land at the former Petrie paper mill has been secured by Moreton Bay Regional Council as part of council’s planning for the future.

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