Moreton Bay Region Planning Scheme Fast Facts:


¨ Approved by the Queensland Government and becomes operational on February 1, 2016

¨ 5,420 properly made submissions received during community consultation

¨ Supports increased density around key transport nodes including Petrie, Kippa-Ring, Strathpine and Caboolture

¨ Greater focus on infill urban consolidation in areas with existing infrastructure to help keep rates as low as possible

¨ Place types provide certainty on where development should occur

¨ Supports greater housing choice and affordability

¨ Reduces red tape

¨ Increased building heights for 4% of the region

¨ Maintains a maximum building height of two storeys for 65% of region

¨ Just over 2% of region’s available land designated for future residential

¨ More than 50% of region is zoned rural

¨ Protects our natural areas

¨ Greater focus on employment opportunities closer to where residents live including the proposed Moreton Bay University Precinct, Strathpine, Caboolture and Brendale.

¨ Takes a proactive approach to managing natural hazards

n.b. Development Applications submitted to council prior to February 1, 2016 will continue to assessed under the relevant, current Caboolture, Pine Rivers and Redcliffe planning schemes. *

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