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11 August, 2021

Planning Moreton Bay Region’s future infrastructure

EVERYTHING from the green spaces in which we play, the roads that connect our neighbourhoods and even stormwater systems that help keep our bay healthy, have recently undergone a review to ensure they keep pace with growth pressures, and Moreton Bay Regional Council is now seeking submissions from the community on the proposed plan.

Consultation is now underway on the proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan Interim Amendment No. 1, which focusses on planning for public parks, transport and stormwater infrastructure networks.

Mayor Peter Flannery said it was important to update Council’s 2017 LGIP so services can be provided to meet current community needs and respond to growth and changing demand across Moreton Bay Region.

“We’re asking the community to provide feedback on our proposed amendment so we can identify and prioritise the infrastructure needed to support our rapidly growing region over the next 10 to 15 years,” Cr Flannery said.

“This is where vital ‘trunk’ infrastructure is crucial for a thriving and healthy community.

“We’re proud to provide much of the infrastructure across our region that we use and rely on every day.

“From our parks and sporting fields in which we play and relax, pathways on which we cycle and walk and roads that connect our neighbourhoods.

“It’s also the systems that manage the impact of development on our floodplains and our waterways’ health.

“This proposed amendment to our planning scheme focusses on three key networks including public parks and land for community facilities, transport and stormwater.

“This is just one of the many initiatives we’re undertaking to ensure our planning scheme better reflects our community’s needs.

“Ultimately, we want to help build a better place for residents to live today, tomorrow and the next 20 years.”

Submissions are open until Friday, August 20.

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