News & notices

November  2017

20 Nov | Council commits $400,000 for first stage of Main Street upgrade

Moreton Bay’s Councillor for Division 11, Darren Grimwade, has announced that council will invest more than $400,000 towards the first stage of a major upgrade for Samford’s Main Street.

17 Nov | Get Ready Redcliffe, Queen’s Baton Sailing into Town

After travelling an astonishing 288 days and visiting one third of the world’s population, the Queen’s Baton is heading to Moreton Bay as a starring attraction at the 2018 Redcliffe Festival of Sails on Good Friday, 30 March.

17 Nov | Ferny Hills Indoor Pool Launch Makes a Splash With Free Giveaway

Olympic Gold Medallist Brooke Hanson made a splash at the opening of Ferny Hills’ new $1.9 million heated indoor program pool for the $750 swimming lesson giveaway.

16 Nov | Plastic ocean dress makes a splash in Moreton Bay recycling challenge

An ocean-themed dress made out of 170 pieces of used plastic has won Wamuran State School the top prize in Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2017 Regional Recycler challenge.

08 Nov | Pumicestone Passage makes the grade in latest HLW Report Card

Pumicestone Passage has earned an A-minus for its excellent environmental condition in the latest Healthy Land and Water Report Card unveiled today at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum.

07 Nov | Road upgrade for Albany Creek hub

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced a $1.3 million upgrade for Albany Forest Drive to boost road safety and reduce congestion at the entrance to one of the region’s largest high schools and business hubs.

06 Nov | Moreton Bay students, win a trip to outback Queensland!

Up to 20 students in Moreton Bay will walk with the dinosaurs, discover the spiritual home of Waltzing Matilda and learn about the birth of the flying kangaroo with Moreton Bay Regional Council and Winton Shire Council’s 2018 Beach to Bush competition.

06 Nov | Residents urged to have say on coastal strategy

Moreton Bay Regional Council is inviting residents to share their thoughts on the region’s coastal areas and help shape how the community can adapt to coastal hazards and a changing coastline.

03 Nov | Making of interim local law

Moreton Bay Regional Council (the “Council”) has, by resolution dated the 24th day of October 2017, made Moreton Bay Regional Council Interim Local Law No. 1 (Advertising Devices) 2017 (the “Interim Local Law”).

03 Nov | Road Closure: Section of Bunya Road and Heather Anne Drive, Bunya

Moreton Bay Regional Council has commenced construction at Bunya Road for the new bridge installation and associated road works.

02 Nov | Final stage to link new $5mil Draper bridge

Works are set to commence on the final stage of construction on the $5 million Bunya Road bridge project, linking the new 80m structure with the local road network.

02 Nov | Best in the business go head-to-head

Moreton Bay’s most pioneering businesses have been unveiled today as finalists in the inaugural 2017 Moreton Bay Region Excellence and Innovation Awards delivered in partnership between Moreton Bay Regional Council, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) and local business sponsors.

02 Nov | Giddy up for QSEC’s Horse Home Show

Moreton Bay Region is gearing up to host its fourth Horse Home Show at the Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC) on Saturday 4 November.

October  2017

26 Oct | Caboolture local runs ultramarathon home

Rapturous applause met Caboolture local Billy Tindall as he ran back into his home town this morning on the second last day of his 2,000km ultramarathon fundraiser for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

26 Oct | Young artists’ brush with success

The dramatic and colourful works of Moreton Bay’s budding artists were officially recognised at the 2017 Moreton Bay Region Youth Art Awards on Friday night, October 20.

19 Oct | Community Pool Licence Application 2017-2020: Samford State School Pool

Samford State School Pool - Community Management licence will be open for application on Monday 16 October.

18 Oct | Paralympic Legend to carry Queen’s Baton

Paralympic world record holder Lakeisha Patterson OAM will carry the Queen’s Baton in Moreton Bay as it journeys south for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

16 Oct | New park to honour Bishop legacy

A new Caboolture park will be named in recognition one of the area’s earliest families after Moreton Bay Regional Council recently discovered an anomaly with a previous park naming by the former Caboolture Shire Council.

12 Oct | Community gardens to blossom in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council has officially endorsed community gardens in Moreton Bay, planting the seed for organisations across the region to establish veggie patches, orchards and urban farms in public parks and open spaces.

09 Oct | State Government land boost for Petrie university campus

Petrie university campus is set to receive a land boost thanks to the Queensland Government’s Advancing our Cities and Regions Strategy.

04 Oct | Master plan unveiled for Redcliffe foreshore

In a pilot program for South East Queensland, Moreton Bay Regional Council has today unveiled its master plan and long-term vision for Redcliffe’s foreshore precincts, which will see council slash red tape to incentivise, trial and attract inflatable water parks, food trucks and other pop-up vendors at nine key locations.

03 Oct | Plans to transform Deception Bay waterfront

Moreton Bay Regional Council will unveil exciting new plans to transform a 12256sqm waterfront site at Deception Bay into a new recreation, environmental and community precinct for locals.

02 Oct | Cash in on Bank of I.D.E.A.S

Local businesses and community groups can withdraw a wealth of knowledge from the Bank of I.D.E.A.S when its acclaimed founder and director Peter Kenyon shares his expertise this October in a series of intimate workshops.

August  2017

29 Aug | All aboard! New Redcliffe to Moreton Island passenger service announced

A new passenger ferry service direct from Redcliffe jetty to Moreton Island has officially been launched.

21 Aug | Have your say: first proposed major amendments to the planning scheme.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is inviting the community to view and provide feedback on proposed amendments to the region’s planning scheme, including the much-anticipated plan to create $9.5 billion of economic activity in Caboolture West, after the State Government approved public consultation.

18 Aug | Kallangur Scouts unlock new clubhouse

The Kallangur Scouts have received the keys to their new den after officially signing their five-year community lease with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

10 Aug | Free show rides & entertainment at the Caboolture Family Fun Day 2017

The annual Caboolture Family Fun Day is bringing the ultimate affordable show experience to the Moreton Bay Region with a huge program of free rides, entertainment and activities for families to enjoy.

10 Aug | North Lakes kicks a goal with new complex

Rugby league and soccer players in North Lakes kicked a big goal over the weekend with the official opening of the new $3.48 million Kinsellas Sports Complex, thanks to a joint partnership between Moreton Bay Regional Council and the State Government.

09 Aug | Redcliffe artist wins Tyson Evans scholarship

A young artist from Redcliffe State High School has won this year’s prestigious Tyson Evans art scholarship offered by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

09 Aug | Moreton Bay to host 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championship

Moreton Bay has been selected by rugby league’s international governing body to host the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championship.

08 Aug | Sir Angus Houston appointed USC Chancellor

Moreton Bay Regional Council has welcomed the appointment of retired Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC as the new Chancellor for the University of Sunshine Coast (USC). 

07 Aug | Morayfield Health Hub a heartbeat away

Construction on the multimillion dollar Morayfield Health Hub is well underway, ahead of the opening of its first stage in October this year.

July  2017

25 Jul | Moreton Bay partners with community to improve health of Pumicestone Passage

Council partners with community on Pumicestone Passage Catchment Action Plan 2017-2020.

21 Jul | Residents urged to dispose of hot ashes safely

Winter months are a timely reminder for residents to ensure they’re disposing of any hot ashes from wood fires safely and responsibly, and not into their general waste or recycling bins.

17 Jul | Next stage for The Mill’s industry-leading koala program

After identifying, tagging and ensuring the health of 45 koalas around the site, Moreton Bay Regional Council has now engaged Endeavour Veterinary Ecology (EVE) to undertake the next stage in their industry-leading koala protection program for The Mill at Moreton Bay project.

17 Jul | Australian art royalty touches the region

The Caboolture Regional Art Gallery will be one of only three galleries in the country, to showcase the works of Australian art royalty Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), in one of the nation’s most prestigious art exhibitions, from 15 July to 16 September 2017.

12 Jul | ‘Modern midden’ helping to restore Passage

Lost shellfish reefs in Pumicestone Passage are one step closer to being restored.

05 Jul | Council seeks ideas on Margate public space

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking ideas from local businesses and residents to help breathe new life into the heart of Margate’s business district.

04 Jul | Council grants to showcase Indigenous culture and languages during NAIDOC WEEK

Moreton Bay Region celebrates NAIDOC WEEK.

June  2017

30 Jun | Transit-oriented development incentivised

Council and Unitywater are offering incentives to encourage development in Strathpine & Caboolture centres and along the Redcliffe Peninsula Line. 

28 Jun | $337,000 in grants to bring projects to life

More than 60 community projects, events and initiatives will be brought to life across the Moreton Bay Region, with the help of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s latest round of community grants.

26 Jun | School holiday fun kicks off in the 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

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.

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

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.

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