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InnovationDecember 2017

Startup Moreton Bay Region returns

Workshops, coaching and peer mentoring are on offer as part of the 2018 Startup Moreton Bay Region program, with online applications closing soon. The hands-on program, which will run from Febr...

EventsDecember 2017

Tradesmen on Time tops national training awards

Moreton Bay Region electrical contractor Tradesmen on Time has been named Small Employer of the Year at the 2017 Australian Training Awards. The business faced some tough national competition ...

Economic DevelopmentDecember 2017

New Year, New Wetland for Pine Rivers Park

Works will commence in the new year on a new wetland at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine to improve water quality in the South Pine River after Moreton Bay Regional Council awarded a $250,000 tende...

EducationDecember 2017

Korean students enjoy the tastes of Moreton Bay

For the second year running, the Moreton Bay Region has welcomed a student group from Yeosu - Korea for combined training in English and hospitality work. During their 12-week stay, which wrapped...

UniversityNovember 2017

New Koala Managment Plan to revegetate The Mill at Moreton Bay

More than 46,500 koala habitat trees will be planted and 90-plus hectares of former paper mill land restored under Moreton Bay Regional Council’s koala management plan for The Mill at Moreton B...

TourismNovember 2017

Silver and bronze for Moreton Bay Region at Queensland Tourism Awards

Moreton Bay Region has taken home both silver and bronze at this year’s prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards. The region won silver for Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group ...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Council commits $400,000 for first stage of Samford Main Street upgrade

Moreton Bay’s Councillor for Division 11, Darren Grimwade, has announced that council will invest more than $400,000 towards the first stage of a major upgrade for Samford’s Main Street. The $4...

BusinessNovember 2017

Making sustainability part of your business culture - Part Two

- By Cleanaway In the final part of this two-part series on making sustainability a part of your business’ DNA, we explore the ways businesses can turn sustainability practices into day-to-day h...

EventsNovember 2017

Region's best shine at Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Moreton Bay Region recognised its most outstanding, innovative and successful businesses, organisations and individuals on Friday at the inaugural Business Excellence & Innovation Awards. H...

BusinessNovember 2017

Making sustainability part of your business' DNA

By Cleanaway It might not be obvious from the outset, but sustainability is at the heart of many businesses in the Moreton Bay Region, and it's easier than you think to start making susta...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Round two of the Building Better Regions Fund now open

Businesses are invited to apply for round two of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), which aims to support projects in regional Australia outside major capital cities....

EducationNovember 2017

Businesses jump on board 'Respect' project

This year, Redcliffe State High School started the ‘Respect – Commit to it’ project to help improve behaviour towards staff in schools, with the goal that the initiative would take off into the...

EducationNovember 2017

Bigger and better Sesame Lane Kippa Ring on the horizon

Sesame Lane Kippa Ring has been undergoing some major renovations over the last three months - stage one of the renovations has now opened, 15 years to the day that Sesame Lane Kippa Ring 1 ...

TourismNovember 2017

Moreton Bay Region hopes to win big again at the 2017 Qld Tourism Awards

Following a triumphant year at the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards, Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and the Moreton Bay Regional Council are hoping to again take home gold ac...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Road upgrade for Albany Creek business and education hub

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced a $1.3 million upgrade for Albany Forest Drive to boost road safety and reduce congestion at the entrance to one of the region’s largest high school...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Pumicestone Passage makes the grade in latest report card

Pumicestone Passage has earned an A-minus for its excellent environmental condition in the latest Healthy Land and Water Report Card unveiled at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum.  The wate...

BusinessNovember 2017

Strathpine Centre serves up new fresh food precinct

Strathpine Centre will celebrate the opening of its new fresh food precinct this weekend with a live cooking demonstration featuring TV celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue. Joining the Centre’...

EventsNovember 2017

Finalists announced for the Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

A local property group, law firm, children’s clothing store, dental surgery, frozen berries exporter, hair salon and school groups are among the finalists vying for honours as part of th...

BusinessOctober 2017

Binging on Christmas expenses

Enjoying the spirit of Christmas is all about celebration, giving thanks, gifts and entertainment. There are however a couple of tricks and traps you need to be aware of if you want to keep ...

EducationOctober 2017

Students awarded The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce scholarships

The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce has once again supported and awarded another round of annual scholarship opportunities to students within the District. The scholarship, whic...

TourismOctober 2017

New Best of Queensland Experiences Program

Is your tourism business ready for the new Best of Queensland Experiences Program? Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones has launched a world-first marketing initiative to shine the spotligh...

BusinessOctober 2017

More for Business Magazine

More for Business | Issue 6 Welcome to the Sixth Issue of More for Business. In this latest edition we cover the new Redcliffe2Moreton Express passenger ferry, discuss the residential and in...

BusinessOctober 2017

Flexible working is all about location

Managing Director of SRJ Walker Wayland, Jason Croston, talks about flexible working lifestyles and the benefits of living and working in the Moreton Bay Region. As I progressed through 19 year...

Economic DevelopmentOctober 2017

Moreton Bay investment campaign garners national acclaim

Moreton Bay Regional Council has taken out first class honours at the country’s top economic development awards for its pilot interactive, multimedia campaign aimed at attracting investment in ...

EventsOctober 2017

Paralympic legend to carry Queen’s Baton in the Moreton Bay Region

Bringing the excitement of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to the Moreton Bay Region, Paralympic world record holder Lakeisha 'Lucky' Patterson (OAM) has been chosen to carry the ...

BusinessOctober 2017

Packer Leather boots another winner

Narangba-based manufacturer Packer Leather is set to update its technology and boost jobs, thanks to a half-million-dollar State Government grant. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynha...

EventsOctober 2017

Judging underway for 2017 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Congratulations to all those businesses who entered this year’s Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards – a brand new program recognising, rewarding and supporting indust...

TourismOctober 2017

Local hotels take home gold at QHA Awards

Moreton Bay Region took home a swag of accolades this month at the prestigious Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) 2017 Awards for Excellence. Congratulations to our local award winners for raisi...

EventsOctober 2017

Nominate your local hero for an Australia Day Award

Time is running out to nominate an outstanding friend, family or community member for a Moreton Bay Region Australia Day Award. If you know someone who has achieved success in their field or made a...

Major ProjectsOctober 2017

Dolphin Stadium stage two kicks off

Stage two of Dolphin Stadium is officially underway as part of a $6 million build jointly funded by the Queensland State Government, Moreton Bay Regional Council, the Federal Government an...

Economic DevelopmentOctober 2017

State Government land boost for Petrie university campus

  Petrie university campus is set to receive a land boost thanks to the Queensland Government’s Advancing our Cities and Regions Strategy. Environment Minister and Minister for National Park...

Economic DevelopmentOctober 2017

Council unveils new plans to transform Deception Bay waterfront

Moreton Bay Regional Council will unveil exciting new plans to transform a 12,256sqm waterfront site at Deception Bay into a new recreation, environmental and community precinct for locals. C...

Economic DevelopmentOctober 2017

Pointcorp teams with global developer on Narangba project

A new integrated residential development has been planned for Narangba to release much-needed housing for a booming population.  Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt visited the si...

Economic DevelopmentOctober 2017

Council announces master plan for Redcliffe foreshore activation

In a pilot program for South East Queensland, Moreton Bay Regional Council has unveiled its master plan and long-term vision for Redcliffe’s foreshore precincts, which will see council slash re...

TourismSeptember 2017

Moreton Bay Region welcomes tourism leaders

Industry delegates from as far as Julia Creek, Kuranda, Gladstone, Charters Towers, Bowen and the Fraser Coast will converge on the Moreton Bay Region this week as part of the 2017 Queensland I...

SportSeptember 2017

Moreton Bay Raptors touch down in Deception Bay

Moreton Bay Raptors Gridiron Club will touch down in Deception Bay thanks to a new five-year lease from Moreton Bay Regional Council. Councillor for Division Five, James Houghton said the gri...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Moreton Maritime Alliance makes a splash

On Monday, 25 September, regional maritime stakeholders gathered together for the second bi-monthly Maritime Industry Cluster meeting at the Moreton Bay Boat Club. Mark Shepherdson from the D...

Economic DevelopmentSeptember 2017

Eatons Hill opens doors to 4.5-star accommodation

The ever-expanding Comiskey Group will open the doors to its new Eatons Hill Hotel accommodation and conference facilities this weekend (1 October). Bringing the greenery of Eatons Hill insid...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Applications open for new round of small business digital grants

Businesses are invited to apply for the third round of the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grants, with up to $10,000 in matched funding on offer to operators keen to embrace new...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Increase sustainability rates at your business

Reducing waste and achieving sustainability goals is not just limited to the household; it is also vital to maintain these practices in the workplace by reducing single-use plastic and improv...

Economic DevelopmentSeptember 2017

New sand recycling system to be trialled on Bribie Island

A trial aimed at tackling ongoing coastal erosion at Woorim’s popular surf beach is one step closer to reality after Moreton Bay Regional Council awarded a $970,000 tender at its Coordination C...

BusinessSeptember 2017

Council launches new Local Disaster Management Plan

Moreton Bay Regional Council has launched its new Local Disaster Management Plan for the 2017/18 financial year. Acting Mayor, Mike Charlton said the new plan had been adopted by council at its r...

BusinessSeptember 2017

Hills & Districts serves up 25th anniversary Big Breakfast

Almost 300 local people from business and the community came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce and raise funds for charity. The annu...

BusinessSeptember 2017

Assurance Consulting awarded for energy efficiency

North Lakes-based business Assurance Consulting has been awarded Energy Efficiency Project of the Year for South East Queensland at the Master Electricians Australia State Excellence Awards. T...

SportSeptember 2017

All eyes on Redcliffe for the Murri Rugby League Carnival

The Moreton Bay Region will be visited by more than 20,000 spectators and a record number of 53 teams as part of the Arthur Beetson Foundation Deadly Choices Murri Rugby League Carnival running...

TourismSeptember 2017

Direct flights from Beijing a boost for tourism, business

Brisbane has secured its first direct flights from the Chinese capital with Air China to fly four times a week from Beijing, injecting more than $191 million into the Queensland economy. T...

SportSeptember 2017

Queen's Baton to touch down at Brisbane Airport

With 200 days until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) it has been confirmed the Queen’s Baton will arrive at Brisbane Airport (BNE) on Christmas Eve, 100 days befor...

EventsSeptember 2017

Queensland Training Awards state winners

Businesses from around the Moreton Bay Region were among the winners at the recent Queensland Training Awards, celebrating the achievements of the state’s top apprentices, trainees, employers...

EventsSeptember 2017

Rugby 7s star calls on nominations for 2018 Australia Day Awards

Olympic gold medalist and rugby sevens ace Evania Pelite has issued a challenge to Moreton Bay residents to nominate someone in their community for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2018 Austral...

Economic DevelopmentSeptember 2017

New Moreton Bay Region economic action plan

Moreton Bay Regional Council has unveiled its five-year action plan for Moreton Bay’s $12.9 billion economy, outlining 29 key actions that focus on local business growth, ongoing investment a...

TourismSeptember 2017

Wave of support sees expanded Redcliffe2Moreton Express service

Following the announcement of the Redcliffe2Moreton Express two weeks ago, the public demand for this brand-new service has exceeded expectations and as a result an additional Friday service ...

Economic DevelopmentSeptember 2017

North Lakes growth set to continue

New residents, students and commercial businesses continue to flock to North Lakes, making it the fastest growing region in Queensland according to the latest Census data. Contributing to thi...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Innovative businesses share in Advance Queensland funding

Eighty-five innovative Queensland businesses will share in $10 million of Palaszczuk Government funding to develop products and create new jobs, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital...

DigitalSeptember 2017

eSmart week promotes smart and safe technology use

Equip yourself with vital e-knowledge and cyber-safety skills this National eSmart Week with free technology sessions and classes at Moreton Bay Regional Council’s libraries. National eSmart We...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Raising the quality of healthcare services in the Moreton Bay Region

Putting patient care front and centre, Peninsula Private Hospital offers a wide range of services, including: orthopaedics, ophthalmology, rehabilitation, dental, plastics, and urology. With the...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Steve Baxter named Queensland’s new Chief Entrepreneur

Well-known investor, tech founder and Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter will take over from Mark Sowerby as Queensland’s next Chief Entrepreneur in October, Minister for Innovation, Science and the...

Economic DevelopmentSeptember 2017

Brendale industrial precinct to become new home of major TJM headquarters

A 26,295m² piece of land at 17 Johnstone Road, Brendale is set to become the new headquarters of one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and distributers of 4x4 equipment - TJM. Mo...

TourismAugust 2017

All aboard! New Redcliffe to Moreton Island passenger service announced

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) has today launched a new passenger ferry service direct from Redcliffe jetty to Moreton Island, in a landmark move that will bring a wel...

SportAugust 2017

Attorney-General officially opens North Lakes Sports Club

North Lakes Sports Club has been officially opened by the Honourable Yvette D’Ath, Attorney-General of Queensland and Member for Redcliffe, in a ceremony held on Thursday, 17 August. The H...

BusinessAugust 2017

Peninsula Private Hospital – a healthy approach to business

Located in the heart of Kippa-Ring, Peninsula Private Hospital utilises community-based partnership opportunities to drive referrals and, in turn, help grow business. Not only do not-for-pro...

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