New blueprint to redefine Caboolture's image, character

Published 12:00pm 30 August 2023

New blueprint to redefine Caboolture's image, character
Words by Jodie Powell

A blueprint outlining a vision for revitalising Caboolture has been unveiled by The City of Moreton Bay.

City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery says the Reimagining Caboolture Centre Strategy represents an effort to redefine Caboolture's image and character, positioning it as a dynamic, adaptable, and sustainable urban centre.

He says Council sought industry feedback this week regarding the level of commercial interest and viability of partnership prospects to support the ambitious plan for Caboolture.

“This Council is taking a deliberate departure from conventional city models, propelling Moreton Bay towards a polycentric future that champions equity and inclusivity for all residents,” Mayor Flannery says.

“By embracing growth and fostering collaboration, we chart a path towards sustainable urban expansion and economic prosperity, while being mindful of Going Green As We Grow.

“It is significant that our primary focus is on Caboolture, an area primed for reinvigoration.

“Home to the Caboolture River and Centenary Lakes, a contemporary state-of-the-art gallery, quality sporting facilities, prime development land and transport, we have big ambitions for Caboolture, focusing on a greener, more connected, and livelier centre.”

Significant investment

Mayor Flannery says Council will invest $44 million in projects in Caboolture over the next five years and hopes it will spark industry investment in the centre.

“We want new businesses bringing in greater job opportunities for locals, a thriving and distinctive café and dining culture, connection to the river, plus improved streetscapes and pedestrian connections.

“We are committed to a future where every resident can access quality housing, employment opportunities, essential services, and an enhanced quality of life.”

Councillor Adam Hain (Div. 3) welcomed the renewed investment into Caboolture.

“As a key hub and one of the largest areas of our polycentric City of Moreton Bay, Caboolture is ripe for development,” Cr Hain says.

“We have a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to refresh our identity and forge a new path for the centre of Caboolture.

“After seven years of hard work, I’m very appreciative of the support of Mayor Flannery, my Council colleagues and most importantly support from investors to a level we have never seen in this town.”

Have your say

Council is conducting a market sounding relating to the revitalisation of Caboolture to help inform the action it takes.

The market sounding closes at 5pn on Wednesday, September 27.

To take part, email [email protected] and request a copy of the Information Memorandum.

Read the strategy here.

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