Building a brighter future
At the heart of The Mill at Moreton Bay is a full-scale
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) campus. Work to build
this campus will kick off in late November 2017. Located adjacent
to the Petrie Train Station (which is the junction of the Redcliffe
Peninsula and Caboolture Rail Lines), the core of the campus will
comprise what is known as the foundation facilities. These
facilities will provide world-class study opportunities to
residents in the Moreton Bay Region. These facilities will ready to welcome the first students in 2020.
The university's foundation facilities will be an iconic
building structure located at the entrance to the former Petrie
Paper Mill site. Located on former State Government-owned
land, the site for the buildings is perfectly positioned for
transport, will be visually striking and will allow the remainder
of the site to be developed over time in an integrated manner.
Using this site will also complement strategic plans to enhance the
environmental outcomes for the balance of the PDA.
Early works for the foundation facilities will commence with
approved clearing and earthworks, from November
Construction of the buildings should commence early
Work on the foundation facilities will be complete in time to
open for students in 2020.
Earthworks and filling
Site earthworks and filling are being undertaken in accordance
with the requirements of the development approvals; requirements
and conditions of the State and Federal Governments; and
site-specific environmental management plans. These plans address
traffic management (for fill haulage), vegetation management, fauna
management, water quality and air quality.
Other works on site
Whilst works are underway to support development of the
University's Foundation Facilities, significant other areas of the
site continue to be remediated by the former owner, Orora under an
approved Property Decommissioning Plan. This work involves
extensive excavation and backfilling activities along with
importing and exporting of materials from site. All work is
subject to independent verification and is the responsibility of
Orora under the contract of sale with council. Haulage routes for
fill associated with remediation works are also subject to an
assessment and review process.
Whilst the foundation facilities will be complete by 2020, the
university's presence on the site will expand over time to cater
for up to 10,000 university students in its first 10 years.
Meanwhile, concept planning remains ongoing to identify opportunities for complementary site uses.
Council expects the overall redevelopment of the site to be complete by 2036.
Site progress updates
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Bay Redevelopment Project, please subscribe to The Mill at Moreton Bay Updates, or contact us.