Our Council

Moreton Bay Region is one of the fastest developing places in Australia with substantial rural, rural residential, commercial and industrial areas.

Located 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.

View a detailed map of Moreton Bay region [PDF 1.6MB]

How to get here

Just 40 minutes drive north from Brisbane’s city centre, the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports and the Port of Brisbane, the Region is served by the Bruce Highway, part of the east coast national highway network.

TransLink's integrated ticketing system will take you wherever you want to go on all TransLink bus, train (including airtrain), ferry and tram services in South East Queensland. For timetables, station locations, bus stops and travel costs, visit the TransLinkwebsite or call TransLink on 13 12 30.

Fast facts

Fast fact about Moreton Bay Region Council
Size 2,037 sq km
Estimated Residential Population 2017 434,000 people
Estimated Residential Population 2031 533,000 people
Electors (November 2017) 290,000 people
Electoral arrangements 12 divisional Councillors and a Mayor
Average electors per council division (November 2017) 24,167 people
Total budgeted operating expenditure (2018/19) $411.3 million
Total budgeted capital expenditure (2018/19) $230.3 million
Total budgeted debt at 30 June 2019 $379.1 million
Total budgeted community equity at 30 June 2019 $6.3 billion

Decisions on local issues

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

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.

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

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

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

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