More than 100ha of new parkland will be created in urban growth areas across the Moreton Bay Region, including Griffin and Burpengary.
The move follows an amendment to the region’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan at last week’s Council meeting.
Mayor Peter Flannery says the unanimous endorsement flags a major green shift in 2022.
“This is a massive change that will see the equivalent of 140 football fields dedicated as new parks, playgrounds and open space for locals,” he says.
“Everywhere I go people tell me they want Council doing more to protect our local environment and so that’s exactly what we’re doing.
“This is our strongest course of action yet to deliver more parks for local families and also those families that will move here in the future.”
Mayor Flannery says the amended infrastructure plan will ensure there is not only appropriate open space, but also transport and stormwater infrastructure in prioritised areas that are already experiencing growth such as Griffin, Burpengary and Redcliffe - and complements planning for other growth areas across the region.
“The amended infrastructure plan
is an extensive body of work done by Council’s planning and infrastructure
experts to make sure that we take charge of what our community wants and needs.
“It will make sure we also have
additional stormwater infrastructure in place to manage a projected 2800ha of
new roofs, roads, and driveways expected to be built in these areas.
“It’s a proper framework that
spells out to our community, planners and prospective developers just what it
is our region expects and will need as it grows.”
Mayor Flannery says the amendments
replace older plans and mean the region’s infrastructure outlook reflects the
projected growth and planning required.
Infrastructure planners will now
conduct further detailed planning to identify the specific parcels of land to
be earmarked for future infrastructure.