A new planning scheme amendment has given the long-awaited green light to the development of Caboolture West’s first new urban community.
Mayor Peter Flannery says Moreton Bay Regional Council’s adoption of the amendment this week after approval by the State Government has been a decade-long process, with the planning foundations now in place for Caboolture West to start taking shape.
The amendment takes effect on October 26, 2021.
“Caboolture West is a catalyst project for Moreton Bay and for south-east Queensland, so it’s important we get the infrastructure and land use planning spot-on before development begins,” Mayor Flannery says.
“This requires a co-ordinated approach and I thank the Queensland Government for their part in progressing this important planning scheme amendment for Neighbourhood Development Plan No. 1 (referred to as NDP1).”
Mayor Flannery says with a population boom predicted for the region, it is greenfield developments that will boost land supply and unlock the region’s growth potential with more affordable, liveable and connected communities.
“Over the next 10 years you’ll start to see this NDP1 area taking shape with a range of housing options, walkable neighbourhoods, local parks, sports facilities, a new state primary school, local shopping facilities and around 70ha of green space with pedestrian and cycle paths along the Caboolture River.
“What will make this master-planned community successful will be the public-private collaboration, co-ordination and smart planning.”
Mayor Flannery says Council will continue working with the State Government, Unitywater and landowners to identify and deliver future housing needs and infrastructure to support growth.
“In total, Caboolture West is expected to deliver 30,000 homes for around 70,000 people over the next 40 years; we want residents to experience liveable neighbourhoods designed with communities in mind; we want to welcome new people to Moreton Bay and create enviable suburbs that everyone is proud to call home.”
Mayor Flannery says with planning set in motion, the next priority is finding the right names for the area’s future city and suburbs.
“We are nearing the end of the naming process that has invited the community to help redefine existing suburb boundaries and suggest and shortlist place names,” he says.
“Council hopes to select the names that will be progressed for formalisation with the State Government by the end of the year.
“This is a really exciting development and one you’ll hear a lot more about as we bring essential infrastructure to a significant growth area”, Mayor Flannery said.
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