Our Council

Moreton Bay Region is one of the fastest developing places in Australia.  Situated between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, our Region is one of diverse communities and landscapes.

It covers coastal settlements including Redcliffe, Beachmere and Bribie Island, rural townships and mountain villages like Mt Mee, Woodford, Dayboro and Mt Glorious, established areas such as the Hills District and rapidly expanding urban centres like North Lakes, Morayfield and Narangba.

Growing region

The Moreton Bay Region is a growing residential area, with substantial rural, rural residential, commercial and industrial areas. Council programs range from building roads and collecting rubbish to providing sporting facilities and promoting the development of art and culture.

The Moreton Bay Region’s proximity to Brisbane and major transport infrastructure make it easy to access, a benefit that has attracted numerous new residents and  businesses. The region’s strong economic performance provides competitively priced sites and an array of business and investment opportunities.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to providing cost-effective services and facilities to enhance residents' quality of life.

Councillors

Twelve divisional Councillors and a popularly elected Mayor serve the region. See Council divisions map.

The region covers 2,037 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 417,000 which is projected to be 533,000 by 2031.

Meetings

To find out more about Council activities and decisions, the public is invited to attend Council meetings.

Fast facts

Fast fact about Moreton Bay Region Council
Size 2,037 sq km
Estimated Residential Population 2014 417,000 people
Estimated Residential Population 2031 533,000 people
Electors (January 2015) 266,000 people
Electoral arrangements 12 divisional Councillors and a Mayor
Average electors per council division (January 2014) 22,167 people
Total budgeted operating expenditure (2014/15) $384.8 million
Total budgeted capital expenditure (2014/15) $160.1 million
Total debt at 30 June 2014 $396.0 million
Total community equity at 30 June 2014 $5.5 billion  

What Council does

Each council plays an important role in contributing to our communities by providing many of the services and facilities used everyday.

Each local council is different. They vary in size and the types of services they offer, which is the very reason we have local governments – to look after the individual needs of each community and its residents.

Decisions on local issues 

Having local governments (councils) also means that decisions made regarding each local government area, are made by people actually living in that community, who are familiar with current issues and events, and who have excellent local knowledge.

This is because each council’s elected members (the Mayor and Councillors) must be residents of the local government area they represent.

Services & infrastructure

Traditionally, councils have provided services like local roads, waste services and animal control, but more and more councils are now involved in the social, economic and cultural development of their communities, and in improving local living environments.

Councils also encourage and attract industry, which creates jobs for local residents.

Council plans ahead by managing our long-term financial commitments to provide and maintain the services and infrastructure needed to match our growth, including:

  • Bridges, roads, carparks and pathways
  • Parks
  • Community facilities (eg. halls)
  • Marine facilities (eg. boat ramps, canals, seawalls)
  • Sporting facilities and playground equipment
  • Stormwater drainage
  • Disaster management
  • Waste management facilities

Work with the community 

We work with residents, community groups, service providers and business at all levels of our organisation.

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