Moreton Bay Region
|Moreton Bay Region|
Moreton Bay in south-eastern Queensland
|• Density||208.28/km2 (539.44/sq mi)|
|Area||2,042 km2 (788.4 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Strathpine, Caboolture, Redcliffe|
|Region||South East Queensland|
|State electorate(s)||Bancroft, Ferny Grove, Kurwongbah, Morayfield, Glass House, Murrumba, Pumicestone, Redcliffe, Everton, Pine Rivers|
|Federal Division(s)||Petrie, Dickson, Longman|
|Website||Moreton Bay Region|
The Moreton Bay Region is a local government area in the north of the Brisbane metropolitan area in South East Queensland, Australia. Established in 2008, it replaced three established local government areas, the City of Redcliffe and the Shires of Pine Rivers and Caboolture.
With an estimated operating budget of A$391 million and a 2018 population of 459,585, Moreton Bay Region is the third largest local government area in Australia behind the City of Brisbane and City of Gold Coast, both of which are also amalgamated entities.
Jandai (also known as Janday, Jandewal, Djendewal, Jundai, Goenpul and Jandawal) is one of the Australian Aboriginal languages of the Moreton Bay Region in South-East Queensland. The Jandai language region is centred on Stradbroke Island, which falls within the local government boundaries of Redland City.
Duungidjawu (also known as Kabi Kabi, Cabbee, Carbi, Gabi Gabi) is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken on Duungidjawu country. The Duungidjawu language region includes the landscape within the local government boundaries of Somerset Region and Moreton Bay Region, particularly the towns of Caboolture, Kilcoy, Woodford and Moore.
Prior to 2008, the new Moreton Bay Region was an entire area of three previous and distinct local government areas:
At the time the Divisional Boards Act 1879 came into force on 11 November 1879, the present Morton Bay Region was entirely contained within the Caboolture Division, which also included the Sunshine Coast. By 1890, Caboolture Division had shrunk considerably with the separate incorporation of the Pine Division (21 January 1888), Redcliffe Division (5 April 1888) and Maroochy Division (5 July 1890).
With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Caboolture, Pine and Redcliffe (as well as Maroochy) became Shires on 31 March 1903. Redcliffe was proclaimed a Town on 28 May 1921 and a City on 13 June 1959. A few weeks earlier, on 23 May 1959, Pine was renamed the Shire of Pine Rivers.
In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released its report and recommended that the three areas amalgamate. It argued that the area was part of the South East Queensland Regional Plan's Urban Footprint, and would attract 11% of the region's population and housing growth to 2006. A very strong community of interest was identified through the region's links and dependencies to Brisbane. The councils disagreed with the Commission's plans although, with the exception of Redcliffe, did not oppose alternative amalgamation options. On 15 March 2008, the City and Shires formally ceased to exist, and elections were held on the same day to elect councillors and a mayor to the Regional Council. In 2012, following the election of the LNP state government, Redcliffe sought to enter a de-amalgamation process; however, a deadline to gather signatures on a petition by 29 August 2012 was missed. The Hills District sought in 2011 to transfer to Brisbane City Council, but the local government Change Commissioner declined the proposal on cost grounds.
Divisions and councillors
Moreton Bay Region is divided into 12 divisions, each of which elects one councillor to the Regional Council. Additionally, the entire Region elects a mayor. Allan Sutherland was elected as the Region's first mayor at the 2008 elections, and Peter Flannery as the second Mayor in 2020. The current elected councillors are:
|Division||Councillor||Declared political membership||Years Elected||Elected to replace|
|Division 1||Brooke Savige||Independent||2016, 2020||Sitting Councillor|
|Division 2||Mark Booth||Independent||2020||Peter Flannery|
|Division 3||Adam Hain||Independent||2016, 2020||Sitting Councillor|
|Division 4||Jodie Shipway||Independent||2020||Julie Greer|
|Division 5||Sandra Ruck||Independent||2020||James Houghton|
|Division 6||Karl Winchester||Independent||2020||Koliana Winchester|
|Division 7||Denise Sims (Deputy Mayor)||Independent||2016, 2020||Sitting Councillor|
|Division 8||Mick Gillam||ALP||2008, 2012, 2016, 2020||Sitting Councillor|
|Division 9||Cath Tonks||Independent||2020||Mike Charlton|
|Division 10||Matthew Constance||Independent||2016, 2020||Sitting Councillor|
|Division 11||Darren Grimwade||Independent||2016, 2020||Sitting Councillor|
|Division 12||Tony Latter||LNP||2020||Adrian Raedel|
Former Mayors and Councillors
Former Mayors and Councillors elected to Moreton Bay Regional Council since 2008.
- Allan Sutherland
- Brian Battersby
- Mike Charlton
- Greg Chippendale
- David Dwyer
- Rae Frawley
- Julie Greer
- James Houghton
- Bob Millar
- Gary Parsons
- Adrian Raedel
- Chris Whiting
- Koliana Winchester
On 1 July 2010, Moreton Bay Regional Council's Water Services (along with Sunshine Coast Regional Council), moved over to the recently created water body, Unitywater. Unitywater was created by the Queensland Government as part of the State's takeover of South East Queensland's water facilities, dams and water supply networks. Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Noosa Shire Council are joint owners of Unitywater.
The Moreton Bay Region include the following settlements:
Pine Rivers area
The populations given relate to the component entities prior to 2008. The 2011 census was the first for the amalgamated council region.
|Selected historical census data for Moreton Bay Region local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on census night||378,045||425,302|
|LGA rank in terms of size within Queensland||3rd||3rd|
|% of Queensland population||8.73%||9.04%|
|% of Australian population||1.76%||1.82%|
|Dwelling type||Separate house||85.9%||83.0%|
|Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse||7.4%||11.0%|
|Flat or apartment||5.7%||5.0%|
The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates libraries at Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bongaree (Bribie Island), Burpengary, Caboolture, Deception Bay, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Strathpine, and Woodford. It also operates a mobile library service on a fortnightly basis serving the suburbs of Beachmere, Bray Park, Dayboro, Donnybrook, Lawnton, Mount Glorious, Mount Mee, Mount Nebo, Mount Samson Petrie, Samford, Toorbul and Warner.
Local heritage register
- List of sites, objects and buildings of significant historical and cultural value
- List of significant trees
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moreton Bay (R)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2 July 2020. Archived from the original on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2019.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
- "Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages map". State Library of Queensland. 2020. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
- This Wikipedia article incorporates CC-BY-4.0 licensed text from: "Duungidjawu". Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages map. State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
- Queensland Local Government Reform Commission (July 2007). Report of the Local Government Reform Commission (PDF). 2. pp. 234–239. ISBN 978-1-921057-11-3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- "2020 Local Government Elections: Saturday, 28 March 2020". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 2020. Archived from the original on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "2008 Moreton Bay Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
- "2012 Moreton Bay Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
- "2016 Moreton Bay Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 27 March 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moreton Bay (R)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
- "Library locations & opening hours - Libraries". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Mobile Library - Libraries". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Planning Scheme Policy: Heritage and Landscape Character" (PDF). Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Live weather in Moreton Bay Region. (Near the Caboolture offices)
- Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra