News & notices

May  2017

23 May | Pilot project shares school playground to benefit entire community

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.

22 May | Butcher, baker and cobbler maker - ‘Tools of the Trade’ exhibition now open

Put your design skills to the test when Moreton Bay Regional Council presents ‘Tools of the trade’ exhibition at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum from 19 May to 16 July.

18 May | North Lakes named Australia’s Best Master Planned Community

North Lakes’ incredible transformation from 1,036 hectares of farmland into one of South East Queensland’s most sought after commercial, retail and lifestyle hubs has been recognised on the national stage, with the development being named as Australia’s Best Master Planned Community.

17 May | Next chance to have your say on access and inclusion in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents to get involved and have their say in the next stage of community consultation for the development of council’s very first ‘Disability Access and Inclusion Plan’.

08 May | Park sounds to celebrate mum

Show mum just how much you love her this Mother’s Day with Moreton Bay Regional Council’s special Mother’s Day Music in the Park event at George Willmore Park, Ferny Hills.

08 May | $1.6 mil upgrade for Patricks Rd / Dawson Pde

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $1.6 million tender for the Patricks Road and Dawson Parade intersection upgrade at Arana Hills following extensive community consultation and feedback.

08 May | Wave of support for Moreton Bay seawall study

Moreton Bay Regional Council has claimed a hometown victory at the 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference in Redcliffe after it took out top honours last night for its innovative use of remotely-piloted aircrafts to study seawalls along Moreton Bay.

08 May | Moreton Bay says ‘thank-you’ this National Volunteer Week

A big ‘thank-you’ to the region’s thousands of volunteers this National Volunteer Week (8-14 May).

04 May | Moreton Bay awarded ‘Best Planning Idea’ and ‘Best Planner’ in Australia

Moreton Bay Region’s University Precinct has been awarded Australia’s Best Planning Idea alongside national recognition for council’s planning department at the 2017 National Planning Excellence Awards.

April  2017

27 Apr | Harris Ave, Narangba lands new skate park

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $471,000 tender for the construction of a new youth plaza and skate park at the Harris Avenue Sports Grounds at Narangba.

13 Apr | Aerial mosquito treatment around Rothwell

Moreton Bay Regional Council will continue its aerial mosquito treatment program this Saturday, April 15 following recent rainfall.

12 Apr | Have your say on plans for world-class university precinct in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay residents are being encouraged to have their say on ‘The Mill at Moreton Bay’ Priority Development (PDA) site, which will guide its transformation into a world-class innovation and knowledge precinct.

05 Apr | QSEC galloping ahead with $3.8 million upgrade

Moreton Bay Regional Council has unveiled a new $3.8 million warm-up arena at the Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC), in a bid to further cement the complex as the state’s premier venue for equestrian sport.

March  2017

24 Mar | New SES headquarters for Moreton Bay Region

Extensive modifications to transform a large two storey, seven bedroom brick home at Murrumba Downs into a new headquarters for the Moreton Bay SES unit and Petrie SES group are now complete, with the facility set to officially open on Saturday, 25 March 2017.

14 Mar | Moreton Bay recognised as ‘smart region’

Moreton Bay Regional Council has today signed an exciting new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dutch-based Global Smart City and Community Coalition - known as ‘GSC3’.

09 Mar | Environment Minister tours The Mill at Moreton Bay

Queensland Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles has joined Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland to tour The Mill at Moreton Bay Priority Development Area (PDA) at Petrie.

06 Mar | Moreton Bay to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay

Local legends are being called on to represent their community’s spirit, as the Moreton Bay Region prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

06 Mar | 9,400 volunteers roll up sleeves for clean up

More than 9,400 Moreton Bay residents rolled up their sleeves and scoured the region’s beaches, parks, roads, nature reserves and sporting complexes on Sunday, 5 March, as Australia’s biggest working bee - Clean Up Australia Day - swept across the nation.

01 Mar | Moreton Bay scores tender for soccer precinct

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced a major $11.45 million tender for the first stage of its new regional soccer precinct at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary.

February  2017

24 Feb | Forklift game-changer rises to the occasion at Innovation Awards

A universal forklift accessory that is fast changing the warehouse and distribution industry has taken out top honours at the second annual Moreton Bay Innovation Awards.

08 Feb | Have your say on plans for iconic foreshore

Moreton Bay residents are encouraged to have their say on how the iconic Redcliffe Peninsula foreshore could be used in the future, as Moreton Bay Regional Council launches public consultation for the development of a new master plan aimed at growing the area’s outdoor economy and improving visitor amenity.

02 Feb | Rothwell Station access road now open

Rothwell motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are now better connected to the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, after a new access road from Anzac Avenue to Rothwell station opened to residents this morning (Thursday, 2 February 2017).

January  2017

26 Jan | 260 residents become Australian citizens

In total, more than 260 residents from across the Moreton Bay Region took the pledge to become Australian citizenson January 26. 

24 Jan | Bongaree Caravan Park to trial dog-friendly accommodation

Moreton Bay Regional Council is set to roll out the welcome mat in coming weeks to travellers with canine companions when the Bongaree Caravan Park opens its doors this February to a dog-friendly accommodation trial.

23 Jan | Residents shine at 2017 Australia Day Awards

Brisbane Convoy for Kids organiser Leanne Dinning and Paralympian Lakeisha Patterson were among those recognised at Council’s 2017 Australia Day Awards.

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.

November  2016

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

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.

August  2016

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.

June  2016

24 Jun | Priority Development Area status sought for Petrie mill site

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking activation of a Priority Development Area (PDA) centred around the Moreton Bay Region University Precinct as a learning and employment hub of state significance.

May  2016

10 May | Council launches Your Say, for university site

March  2016

09 Mar | Down it comes

The demolition of old, disused buildings at the former Petrie paper mill is underway ahead of the site’s transformation into a university and community precinct in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

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