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.
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Fast fact about Moreton Bay Region Council
||2,037 sq km
|Estimated Residential Population 2017
|Estimated Residential Population 2031
|Electors (November 2017)
||12 divisional Councillors and a Mayor
|Average electors per council division (November 2017)
|Total budgeted operating expenditure (2018/19)
|Total budgeted capital expenditure (2018/19)
|Total budgeted debt
at 30 June 2019
community equity at 30 June 2019
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
- Community facilities (eg. halls)
- Marine facilities (eg. boat ramps, canals, seawalls)
- Sporting facilities and playground equipment
- Stormwater drainage
- Disaster management
- Waste management facilities