Search:



New CEO takes the reigns at MILLovate

Posted: 3pm 18 Nov 2020

The MILLovate Board has welcomed its inaugural CEO, with project manager Stuart Pickering starting in the role this week.

Mayor Peter Flannery says Mr Pickering brings the right balance of private and public sector experience to be both practical and expedient.

“Stuart’s extensive experience in strategic planning, economic development and urban planning is exactly what we need driving interest and investment into The   Mill PDA site,” Mayor Flannery says.

Complex projects

“He’s known for delivering complex, challenging, high profile and significant strategic property portfolios - including responsibility for delivering the incredibly complex $215 million restoration of Brisbane’s City Hall.”

Mayor Flannery says he is looking forward to Mr Pickering developing strategies to attract technology and innovation investment at The Mill PDA that will differentiate the region from everywhere else in South East Queensland.

“Most importantly, his remit is to help drive economic recovery and job creation on the other side of COVID-19.”

Challenging role

Mr Pickering says he is excited to take on the challenging role of MILLovate CEO and work with one of the largest and most progressive Councils in South East Queensland.

“This is literally the most exciting job in Queensland and a once in a generation opportunity to deliver one of the largest urban development projects our state will see,” he says.

“Projects of this scale and complexity don’t come along very often and the opportunity to help transform the Mill PDA site into a thriving precinct makes MILLovate uniquely important at this moment in time as we look for opportunity and economic recovery.”

Unlimited possibilities

Mr Pickering says investors are aware of the near-limitless possibilities of the greenfield site.

“But I don’t think locals have yet fully conceived its full potential, so I look forward to sharing this journey with them.”

MILLovate Chair Nigel Chamier welcomes Mr Pickering’s appointment to the role of CEO.

“I look forward to working with the board of directors to create a thriving new precinct in the region that will generate thousands of job opportunities for locals in the years ahead," Mr Chamier says.

Find more local news here.

Share

Trending

First residents at new Fernhill

Residents have this week started moving into Bolton Clarke’s $48 million first stage of the new Fernhill aged care community in King St, Caboolture.…

The Caboolture Butter Factory helped shine the light on the district

It all began with butter, a catchy jingle and successful advertisement campaign turned Caboolture Fruit Yoghurt into a household name in the 1980s, but the history of the place it was once manufactured goes far further back. …

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   2-8-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Caboolture Family Fun Day will not proceed

Today’s decision by the State Government to extend the lockdown in South East Queensland has forced organisers of the Caboolture Family Fun Day not to proceed with this year’s event.…

Local News   •   2-8-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Where to get a COVID-19 test in the Moreton Bay Region

With COVID-19 cases rising across the state, Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath and Deputy Premier Steven Miles have all urged people to get tested – no matter how mild their symptoms. Here’s where to go in the Moreton Bay Region……

Local News   •   2-8-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Eggcellent tips for keeping chooks

Keeping chickens is good for the soul, garden and kitchen, according to ‘The Chicken Lady’ Helen South. She shares tips to get you started and to raise happy chickens.…

Local News   •   2-8-2021  •   Jodie Powell

COVID-19 Update: August 2: lockdown extended, EKKA cancelled

Queensland's lockdown has been extended until 4pm on Sunday, with 15 new COVID-19 cases detected in the state overnight, 13 of them locally acquired....…

Local News   •   1-8-2021  •   Kylie Knight

COVID-19 UPDATE: Nine new cases

There have been nine new cases detected of COVID-19's Delta variant in the community in the past 24 hours and all are linked to the Indooroopilly cluster. Here's the latest from this morning's press conference.…

Local News   •   31-7-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Community rallies to support producers

The community has rallied to support producers devasted by the snap lockdown and cancellation of this weekend’s Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. They have bought about $10,000 worth of produce and will collect it tomorrow at Dayboro and Samford.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close