News & notices

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.

20 Mar | Council and Rangers celebrate $1.73 mil clubhouse goal

Moreton Bay Regional Council and local footy giants Samford Rangers FC have celebrated the completion of soccer’s newest home in the valley, the $1.73 million Samford Parklands football clubhouse.

16 Mar | Clock ticking on community grant applications

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging community groups to get their applications in for round two of council’s 2016/17 Community Grant Program before submissions close on March 31.

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 | New five-year blueprint open for feedback

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking community feedback on its draft five-year blueprint to guide jobs creation, economic growth and lifestyle opportunities across the Moreton Bay Region.

01 Mar | Get involved in Clean Up Australia Day

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents to roll up their sleeves and get involved in the nation’s biggest working bee, as Clean Up Australia Day sweeps the nation this Sunday, 5 March.

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.

23 Feb | Bushfire Hazard Reduction Burn - Burpengary

Council wishes to advise that it will undertake a bushfire hazard reduction burn on Friday afternoon, February 24, at Burpengary Environmental Park, weather conditions permitting.

22 Feb | Alice in North Lakes

Follow Alice through the looking glass and discover a world of mad hatters, Cheshire cats, queens and time travel devices when Moreton Bay Regional Council hosts a free Movie in the Park on Saturday, February 25 at North Lakes Town Common.

15 Feb | Construction complete on $9mil AFL hub

Moreton Bay Regional Council has completed construction on its new $9 million AFL precinct at Brendale ahead of the facility’s first ever match on February 18: the Brisbane Lions first home game in the inaugural AFL Women’s competition.

14 Feb | Mayor hosts prayer breakfast

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland will next month host an annual Mayoral prayer breakfast in Kallangur.  The breakfast is one of several being held throughout Queensland.

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.

03 Feb | Investors, businesses and developers all aboard Redcliffe Peninsula Line

Although the Redcliffe Peninsula Line has been open just four months, the Moreton Bay Region is already seeing record investment, population growth, development and commercial activity along the new rail corridor, new statistics from Moreton Bay Regional Council have revealed.

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).

01 Feb | Purchasing arrangements - Upcoming tenders

Want the opportunity to do business with Council? During the months of February and March Council will be releasing tenders for a large number of purchasing arrangements.  

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

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.

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