Moreton Bay Regional Council is creating a thriving new major precinct that will generate thousands of local higher education and employment opportunities for the region.
With a full-scale University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) campus at its core, this new destination will offer world-class study opportunities to residents in the Moreton Bay Region.
USC Moreton Bay is on track for completion in 2020, supported by additional work, study and community facilities, and will cater for up to 10,000 university students in its first 10 years.
The onsite train station will connect local residents from right along the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line, and the Caboolture Line to the new Petrie campus. Regular bus services and car parking infrastructure will also be a key feature to the precinct to bring residents and business people from all over the region, reducing north and south traffic congestion.
On 2 September 2016, the Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Economic Development Queensland declared The Mill at Moreton Bay as a Priority Development Area (PDA).
The Mill at Moreton Bay PDA is approximately 460 hectares and is located within the suburbs of Petrie, Kallangur and Lawnton. The PDA takes in the Moreton Bay Region University Precinct and is bordered by Lawnton Pocket Road to the south and the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line in the north and north-west. View a map of The Mill at Moreton Bay PDA
The PDA also includes the existing Petrie town centre to the west of Petrie station and land to the south of the new Kallangur station. The North Pine River and Yebri Creek traverse the PDA.
The Mill at Moreton Bay – Aerial photo
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Not only does the surrounding established population provide a readily accessible market, but is also strategically located in close proximity to key transport infrastructure including the Petrie railway station (at the junction of the existing Caboolture Rail Line and the Redcliffe Peninsula Line), Gympie Road and the Bruce Highway.
The location provides students in the region with an alternative higher-education option that does not require travelling outside of the region.
The site is located approximately 20km from Brisbane International Airport and approximately 22km from the Brisbane CBD.
The USC Moreton Bay campus foundation facilities will form part of the first stage of the development of The Mill at Moreton Bay PDA site and plays a key role in the overall project. The high levels of environmental amenity and native wildlife on the site have the potential to create a campus that merges with nature. The image to the right is an aerial photo of the site illustrating the proximity to key transport infrastructure and levels of environmental amenity.
View a fly over of the Mill at Moreton Bay site.
Information courtesy of Moreton Bay Regional Council.