Search:



Boundary shift on cards for Petrie

Posted: 8am 03 Aug 2020

Plans are being drawn up by Moreton Bay Regional Council to change the boundaries of two suburbs at new University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) site.

The Mill at Moreton Bay, which includes the USC campus, is currently in both Petrie and Kallangur, with Yebri Creek the dividing line.

Cr Mick Gillam (Div 8, which includes Petrie) has called for the Petrie boundary to be expanded to take in the entire USC site include the parts currently in Kallangur.

He believes the boundary should be changed so the MILLovate Project site is entirely known as being in Petrie.

What’s in a name?

“I’d like to look at renaming the Kallangur part to Petrie,” he says.

“Petrie is the recognised name for where the university is being established. It’s often called the Petrie site rather than the MILLovate site.

“We want to get both names known and I believe the MILLovate site should be in the one suburb boundary.”

Such a move would make Dohles Rocks Rd, Russell St and the railway line the boundaries of the university site.

There are parcels of privately-owned land around Russell St. The owners would be surveyed to see if they wanted to be part of Petrie or Kallangur.

“You’ll have people coming off the freeway looking for the Petrie site and the address won’t be Petrie, it could be in Kallangur,” says Cr Gillam.

“So rather than the confusion that could cause in the future, it’s my reasoning that we change it all to one suburb name.

“You do it now before there’s anyone who’s moved into the area.”

What happens now?

Councillors voted 12/1 in favour of the motion – only Cr Denise Sims (Div 7, which includes Kallangur) opposed it - and the Chief Executive Officer will now prepare a report on the possible boundary changes to be workshopped by Council.

A submission will then need to be made to the Queensland Place Names Authority if it meets the requirements of a boundary change and if Council decides to proceed.

We have more local news right here

Share

Trending

Innovative Fashion Design is Big News

It's recycling, but not as you know it. Using old copies of Moreton Life magazine, this stunning gown was created by a Year 10 student. …

Jake’s Power-ing to career milestone

One of Peninsula Power’s greatest servants, Jake Reesby will reach a landmark on Saturday night when he faces Brisbane City at AJ Kelly Park, (6.30pm).…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   26-2-2021  •   Matt Rodin

Stories you might've missed...

Moreton Daily is live again on Facebook after an unplanned mini-break! In case you've missed out, here are the past week's top stories...…

Local News   •   26-2-2021  •   Nick Crockford

New school drop zone almost ready

Dropping-off and picking-up students at Mango Hill State School will soon be easier. A second drop-zone could be finished this week and open within days.…

Local News   •   25-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Olympics 2032: In the box seat

The Moreton Bay Region is perfectly positioned to host events and visitors if Brisbane gets the nod to host the 2032 Olympic Games. The bid moved a step closer to winning the race, with the International Olympic Committee’s executive board naming it the preferred candidate overnight.…

Local News   •   24-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Home stretch for track bid

Work on a synthetic running track at Deception Bay’s Zammit Oval could start within months with funding from the Federal and State Government’s locked in.…

Local News   •   23-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

$3 million win is ‘life-changing’

A Moreton Bay man can’t wait to “see the whole world” after today discovering he’s won a $3 million Saturday Gold Lotto prize.…

Local News   •   23-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Foodies' events on the move

Tastes of Moreton Bay – a six-week long celebration of local produce and cuisine – is coming back in 2021 along with the Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close