Shaping future of three key suburbs

Published 6:00am 19 May 2023

Shaping future of three key suburbs
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured: A proposed new development in Sutton St, just behind Redcliffe Pde.

The future look and feel of Redcliffe, Deception Bay and Bribie Island will start being shaped in the next three months.

Moreton Bay Regional Council has now opened for public consultation at the start of its two-year Coastal Building Design Review.

Comment can be made online, by clicking here. Four drop-in sessions are also planned, two in Redcliffe, one at Deception Bay and one in Woorim. Details below.

Feedback on Redcliffe and Deception Bay closes at 5pm June 16. Bribie Island will open in July/August and the final report is expected early 2025.

Water lovers

Mayor Peter Flannery said the review was information gathering to help future changes to the Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme.

“Roughly one third of the Council population lives by the water,” Mayor Flannery said.

“It’s important we preserve what makes these coastal areas great places to live in the face of significant population growth, while accommodating changing community expectations.

“That’s why we’re reviewing the design elements of coastal buildings and how we assess development applications for new buildings in the future.”

Shaping future of three key suburbs
Artist's impression of a proposed development on Captain Cooke Pde, Deception Bay.

Community feedback will help design features such as proportions of buildings, building separation and setbacks, overshadowing, creating frontages and sub-tropical design features such balconies, green roofs and green walls.

“Part of this discussion will include building heights as Council looks to preserve 75 per cent of the region’s landmass from development,” Mayor Flannery said.

“We want to ensure residents and wildlife have greenspaces and natural environment to enjoy for years to come.

“The best way to achieve this is to build up, rather than out in existing urban centres like Redcliffe and Deception Bay that already have infrastructure and services in place to accommodate for new residents.”

Drop-in sessions

Have your say on the future of our coastal suburbs by clicking here.

Or visit one of the drop-in sessions and talk to project staff at:

  • Saturday May 27, 9am-1pm at Captain Cook Parade Park, Deception Bay
  • Sunday May 28, 8am-2pm at Redcliffe Markets
  • Saturday June 3, 9am-1pm at Crockatt Park, Woody Point
  • Saturday July 29, 8am-noon at Tintookie Park, Woorim

Residents can also register to be part of our Community Reference Group that will help steer discussion between residents and Council on this review.

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