News & notices

December  2017

13 Dec | Shellfish project in Pumicestone Passage

Artificial shellfish reefs are today being installed into Pumicestone Passage at Bribie Island in an Australian-first, using a team of divers in a bid to grow new shellfish beds from recycled oyster shells.

11 Dec | North Lakes Aquatic Centre

Moreton Bay Regional Council has advised North Lakes Aquatic Centre is temporarily closed for maintenance works to be undertaken by Education Queensland, reopening 5.30am Wednesday 27 December 2017.

11 Dec | End-of-Year Closures

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s administration, customer service centres, venues and facilities will close from 12.00noon Friday 22 December 2017, resuming normal business hours on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

07 Dec | Council partners with NL tech company

Moreton Bay Regional Council has teamed up with a North Lakes-based software solutions company to push for better mobile coverage in the region’s rural and remote areas.

06 Dec | Mozzie chopper takes to the sky

Moreton Bay Regional Council will continue its mosquito aerial treatment program this week following recent heavy rainfall and tidal inundation across costal parts of the region.

November  2017

24 Nov | Early works on Petrie Mill underway

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $1.78 million early works package contract to Allroads Pty Ltd as part of Stage 1 of the Petrie Mill redevelopment project

20 Nov | $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 | Queen’s Baton sailing into Redcliffe

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

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 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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