On public display: 4th July – 15th August 2014
Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) have released the Draft Moreton Bay Planning Scheme for public comment. The public consultation period is currently underway and will close on the 15th August 2014.
The Draft MBRC Planning Scheme is intended to replace Councils three existing planning schemes (Caboolture Shire Plan, Pine Rivers Plan, Redcliffe City Planning Scheme). The Mango Hill Infrastructure Development Control Plan (North Lakes) is being retained and all development within the North Lakes locality will continue to be regulated by this plan after the draft MBRC Planning Scheme comes into effect.
Key Growth Areas
The following is a summary of the key study areas now included under the Draft Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme:
Redcliffe Activity Centre
Council is in the process of preparing a centre strategy as part of its ongoing program. This area is receiving substantial capital investment in the form of the Redcliffe Seaside Rejuvenation project and the Moreton Bay Rail Link. Part the study area is included within the Redcliffe Kippa-Ring local plan.
Master Planned area has been acknowledged as a future urban development area and is envisaged to become a community of 68,700 residents over the next 40 years. At present Council has included part of the Caboolture West investigation area in the Caboolture West Local Plan and Emerging Community Zone.
This area has been identified for its potential to accommodate new residential development in the form of a Next Generation neighbourhood in proximity to an existing centre and services. Land in this area is included in the Emerging Community Zone – Transition precinct and is intended to maintain a semi-rural character until infrastructure and servicing constraints are resolved.
This area has been included in the draft scheme as a result of the Narangba East Strategy. Parts of the area are included within the Emerging Community Zone – transition precinct as areas suitable for future urban development but currently lacking infrastructure. Other parts within the Emerging community zone – interim precinct identifies land suitable for urban development in the future, allowing interim uses that will not compromise Council’s longer term vision. The land within the Rural Residential Zone is intended as a buffer from noxious and hazardous industry and is not considered suitable for land use intensification until the appropriate environmental impact studies are undertaken.
Morayfield South area
Long term planning options for land in this area have been investigated by Council and an area of approximately 80 hectares has been included in the Emerging Community Zone with smaller portions within the Rural Residential Zone and Limited Development (constrained land) Zone. Areas expected to be developed first are intended to be lower density, and located in the north west of the study area.
Study area has largely been included in the Emerging Community Zone – Transition precinct for future residential development. Local industry area retained and some portions of land within the Rural Residential Zone, Rural Zone and Limited Development (constrained land) Zone.