News & notices

December  2016

05 Dec | North Lakes set to receive multi-million commercial and lifestyle precinct

The rapidly expanding North Lakes CBD will soon be the location of South East Queensland’s trendiest new shopping, commercial and lifestyle precinct, with the developers behind Fortitude Valley’s acclaimed James Street selecting the satellite city for their next venture.


November  2016

30 Nov | Finalists revealed for 2017 MBIA

Solutions for firefighters, 4X4s, forklifts and fussy babies are just some of innovations that have been unveiled as finalists for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2017 Innovation Awards.


21 Nov | Green team the Genesis for recycler award

Students from Bray Park’s Little Genesis Early Learning Centre have taken out top honours for their green initiatives at Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2016 Regional Recycler Awards.


21 Nov | Moreton Bay takes out state-wide sustainability award

Moreton Bay Regional Council has been recognised state-wide for its excellence in sustainability, taking out the ‘Community Award’ at the prestigious 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.


18 Nov | Region in strong position following 2015-16

Moreton Bay Regional Council has released its statistical snapshot for 2015-16, which shows the region is in a strong economic position, following record growth, investment and development last financial year.


17 Nov | North Lakes welcomes IKEA and $170 million Westfield extension

Moreton Bay Regional Council today welcomed the completion of North Lakes’ much-anticipated IKEA store and $170 million Westfield expansion, which has delivered more than 900 new jobs for the region.


17 Nov | $327,000 in grants to bring community projects to life

More than 50 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.


16 Nov | Moreton Bay Waterways Healthier in 2016

The health of the Moreton Bay Region’s three main catchments has improved, earning them better grades in the 2016 Healthy Waterways Report Card, released today.


14 Nov | Uni Precinct awarded ‘Best Planning Idea’

Moreton Bay Region’s University Precinct has been awarded Queensland’s Best Planning Idea for 2016.


10 Nov | Moreton Bay wins National Conference bid

Moreton Bay has been unveiled as the winning bid for the 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference.


10 Nov | Coastal hazard project secures funding

Moreton Bay Regional Council is one of the first local governments to benefit from the Queensland Government’s $12 million fund to help prepare coastal communities prepare for the impacts of climate change.


10 Nov | Our place, your say: draft Infrastructure Plan open for feedback

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging local residents to have their say and help shape the region’s future transport, stormwater and community infrastructure with community consultation now open for the draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).


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

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.


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

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).


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.


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