News & notices

October  2016

28 Oct | Deadline Extended - Moreton Bay Innovation Awards

The deadline for entries into the 2017 Moreton Bay Innovation Awards has been extended until November 4, giving the region’s entrepreneurs and inventors one more week to stake their claim on the $10,000 major prize. 

26 Oct | Community Feedback Wanted - Welsby Parade Upgrade Works

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking feedback from Bongaree residents, businesses and road users on proposed upgrade works identified for Welsby Parade, between Bribie Island Road and the Kangaroo Avenue shops.

25 Oct | Moreton Bay’s finest young artists in the spotlight

Moreton Bay Region’s finest aspiring young artists were officially recognised at the 2016 Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards on Friday night, October 21.

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.

17 Oct | No PhD, No Worries

Time is running out to get your entry in for the second annual Moreton Bay Innovation Awards and stake your claim for the $10,000 major prize, with entries closing at the end of October. 

11 Oct | Governor General visits Burpengary memorial

The Governor General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, visited the Burpengary War Memorial yesterday, and paid their respects to the Moreton Bay Region's military veterans.

04 Oct | Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line opens to the public

Moreton Bay’s biggest public infrastructure project in more than a generation – the Redcliffe Peninsula rail line – has officially opened.

September  2016

26 Sep | Parking strategy to be launched around newest train stations

From Tuesday, 4 October Moreton Bay Regional Council will launch a new on-street parking management trial in a bid to ensure safety around the region’s six newest train stations.

22 Sep | Rope bridge a sweet treat for sugar gliders

Native sugar gliders, possums and goannas will now have safer access to the Moreton Bay Region’s environmental reserves thanks to a unique rope fauna bridge installed by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

22 Sep | QSEC Celebrates its 5th ‘Birthneigh’

The Queensland State Equestrian Centre has celebrated its 5th Birthday this month in a suitably equine fashion - complete with a horse eating his favourite party food: a carrot cake! 

21 Sep | Indigenous talent to shine at new-look Dolphins stadium

Some of Australia’s best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes will vie for rugby league glory this September when they take to the new-look Redcliffe Dolphins Stadium for the 2016 Arthur Beetson Murri Rugby League Carnival.

15 Sep | Redcliffe Peninsula Line shared path to open

A new 12.6km shared pathway along the Redcliffe Peninsula Line is set to open to the public on Saturday, September 17.

09 Sep | Gold! Gold! Gold! For Moreton Bay’s Lakeisha Patterson

Moreton Bay Regional Council congratulates Caboolture resident Lakeisha Patterson for her outstanding Gold Medal winning swim this morning at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

08 Sep | Council Congratulates World Champion Wombat Warriors

The outstanding achievements of Pine Rivers State High School’s World Championship Winning Tech Team, ‘the Wombat Warriors’, were formally recognised by Moreton Bay Regional Council at its Council Meeting on September 9.

08 Sep | Caboolture West ready for state review

Moreton Bay Regional Council is one step closer to kick-starting the long-awaited Caboolture West.

08 Sep | Get Moving and Step Up to Spring

Fitness is free in the Moreton Bay Region this spring, with more than 240 fitness sessions to be delivered in the region’s parks as part of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spring in your Step program. 

02 Sep | Moreton Bay targeted as Queensland’s next priority development area

The former Petrie paper mill site and its surrounds will be transformed into a world-class innovation and knowledge precinct supporting more than 6,000 jobs, after the Queensland Government today declared it Queensland’s next Priority Development Area (PDA).

01 Sep | Council welcomes Moreton Bay Rail open date announcement

Moreton Bay Regional Council has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement to open one of the Moreton Bay Region’s biggest infrastructure projects, the new 12.6km Moreton Bay Rail project, in early October.

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.

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 | 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. 

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