News & notices

January  2017

18 Jan | Escape the heat with Woodford Splash ‘n’ Movie

Escape the summer heat and dive into a prehistoric world where dinosaurs roam the land, as a special poolside screening of ‘The Good Dinosaur’ roars into Woodford Swimming Pool next Saturday, 21 January 2017.


18 Jan | Council hops on board Coast Guard rescue vessel

A 10m newly refurbished rescue vessel has been unveiled at a special recommissioning ceremony held today at Scarborough.


11 Jan | Stay cool in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging people to stay cool with the hot conditions forecast this week and into the weekend.


05 Jan | Lyngbya removal at Bongaree

A spokesperson for Moreton Bay Regional Council said council officers had today commenced removal of Lyngbya (also known as blue-green algae) from the foreshore area around Brennan Park, Bongaree.


01 Jan | New Year helicopter operation targets mozzies

5.00pm

Council will commence the New Year with a helicopter operation targeting mosquitos. 


December  2016

16 Dec | The Corso shines on national stage for sustainability

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s $45 million The Corso at North Lakes is shining on the national stage for its excellence in sustainability after becoming Queensland’s first public building to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating for completed construction.


15 Dec | Moreton Bay Region announces new events calendar for 2017

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) with the support of Moreton Bay Regional Council, event organisers and sponsors, have unveiled the 2017 calendar of events for Moreton Bay Region, under the new marketing banner – Let’s Go! Moreton Bay Region.


15 Dec | North South Arterial’s new title fit for a Queen

North Lakes’ popular North South Arterial Road has been given a royal new title fit for a Queen, following the completion of its final stage earlier this year.


07 Dec | Students pitch perfect on parks

Year Seven Students from Caboolture State High School have set the ‘monkey bars’ high in their latest Geography project, designing new parks and playground facilities for a number of public spaces in the Caboolture area.


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.


05 Dec | Grant applications open for youth and cultural celebrations

Moreton Bay Regional Council is offering grants of up to $1,000 per organisation to help deliver a range of activities across the region to celebrate Harmony Day (21 March) and National Youth Week (31 March - 9 April) in 2017.


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.


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.


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.


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