Moreton Bay boasts a growth and innovation-based business landscape with well-developed infrastructure, offering more opportunities than other metropolitan and regional areas. However, more is yet to come.
Multibillion-dollar region-building projects across the tech, education, tourism, maritime, agriculture and transport sectors are creating undeniable growth momentum and leading the region’s transformation.
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Economic Development Strategy (REDS) will systematically empower key emerging industries with cutting edge education facilities, collaborative innovation hubs and logistic and access infrastructure that will streamline processes and reduce costs.
WAMURAN IRRIGATION SCHEME
The multi-million dollar water supply and sustainability project will create $100 million in growth opportunities for food and agribusiness investors. The scheme will deliver 2.9GL of climate-independent water access, decrease the environmental impact of effluent and boost production of local berries, melons, grapes and other crops.
THE MILL AT MORETON BAY
A landmark destination emerging 30 minutes from Brisbane's CBD. Positioned on a 420ha greenfield site, Council's The Mill at Moreton Bay priority development area will deliver 65ha of sustainable, mixed-use developable land in a medium-density urban community. The Mill will offer residents employment opportunities, services and lifestyle assets within a short commute from home.
A 40-year vision will see Caboolture West become an entirely new major regional urban centre with up to 30,000 new dwellings and 70,000 residents. Caboolture West will feature a town centre, three high schools, nine primary schools, a TAFE facility and a private hospital.
UniSC MORETON BAY
Queensland's newest and most innovative campus, located at the heart of The Mill at Moreton Bay in Petrie, offers world-class study opportunities for local students. The award-winning three level foundation building features state-of-the-art technology to support teaching, learning and research in key growth areas such as health, engineering, robotics and the sciences. Stage 2 of the university campus is underway, planned to open in 2023.
CENTRAL SPRINGS, CABOOLTURE
The largest approved master planned community in Caboolture will cover 160ha of land, featuring over 1,000 home sites close to green spaces and recreation areas, plus two $1 million playgrounds and a 5ha lake. It offers convenient living at its finest with the Central Lakes Shopping Village, major transport hubs and quality schools right on your doorstep.
A master plan for the already significant Scarborough Harbour will reactivate the precinct and create dramatic opportunities for tourism and marine industries. The significant maritime infrastructure and plans for a barge between Moreton Island and Redcliffe Peninsula combine to give the region potential to become a hub for Australia's $74 billion marine industry.
The 785ha, $2.7 billion master planned development will add a 400-berth marina, mixed industry and business area, residential village of 4,700 home sites and 420ha of open community spaces. This growth hub offers an incredible opportunity for tourism, marine and property investors.
SEQ NORTHERN FREIGHT TERMINAL
This freight terminal project will create jobs in both the construction and operations phase, and act as a catalyst for commercial and industrial growth. The terminal is part of the South East Queensland Regional Plan that recognises the importance of the northern rail freight corridor and includes a future intermodal facility north of Caboolture.