News & notices

August  2016

30 Aug | Open Data paves way for new innovations

Moreton Bay Regional Council adopted a new Open Data Policy at its Coordination Committee Meeting today, opening up new opportunities for the region’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

26 Aug | Moreton Bay Innovation Awards off to cracking start

More than 120 local innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and school students came together this morning to help Moreton Bay Regional Council kick off its second annual Moreton Bay Innovation Awards

19 Aug | Future the focus of 2017 Innovation Awards

Moreton Bay Regional Council will launch its second annual Moreton Bay Innovation Awards on Friday, 26 August 2017, with an exciting new category for the region’s young inventors.

17 Aug | Expression of Interest: Lease of Community Facility - Strathpine

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from incorporated community organisations to lease the former Calala Drive Hall, located at 31A Calala Drive, Strathpine. Interested organisations are invited to complete an application form.

17 Aug | New specialist medical centre unveiled in booming North Lakes community

Moreton Bay Regional Council today welcomed the official opening of a world-class specialist medical centre right in the heart of the booming North Lakes community.

16 Aug | Public interest welcome for former Bunya Sports Club facility

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for a new tenant to lease or manage the former Bunya Sports Club facility within the James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya.

16 Aug | Recycling Truck visit inspires Junior Recycling Heroes

Excitement and intrigue builds across thousands of households in the Moreton Bay Region each week, when little ears hear the sounds of a rubbish truck approaching. 

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.

11 Aug | Kerbside collection extended to support growing Moreton Bay Region

In response to community feedback, Moreton Bay Regional Council has committed to extending its kerbside collection service to residents around Raynbird Road, Narangba and Browns Creek Road, Kurwongbah.

11 Aug | New arterial road to support rapidly growing North Lakes community

A $40 million arterial road designed to significantly ease congestion and improve travel times for residents in North Lakes and surrounds was officially opened to traffic today.

09 Aug | Older and Bolder and Full of Life in Moreton Bay

The Moreton Bay Region’s hugely popular ‘Older and Bolder’ activity program for over-50s will begin again in September, with 355 activities on offer including an exciting new item: a mystery bus tour.

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.

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 | 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.

March  2016

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. 

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