Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Infill Development Incentivisation

Moreton Bay Regional Council has introduced an infill development incentives policy commencing from the 1st July 2017.

The incentives are available for a range of developments within targeted areas of Strathpine, Caboolture, and along the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor.

The policy includes waiving of application fees and infrastructure charges. Development is to have been approved under the current MBRC Planning Scheme and to have substantially commenced by 31 December 2019. Eligible uses include:

  • Student accommodation;
  • Mixed use building;
  • Multiple dwelling (minimum 20 units and minimum 3 storeys);
  • Short-term accommodation;
  • Retirement facility; and
  • Residential care facility.

Senior Planner, Andrew McLean of Jensen Bowers, recently completed a six-month secondment in the Planning Department of Moreton Bay Regional Council, and said the areas of Caboolture and Strathpine are major centres in the region and have the existing infrastructure capacity and services to cater for “significant development”.

“The new Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor has been a substantial investment and incentivising development within this area should help to drive growth in the region,” Andrew said.

Andrew has now returned to Jensen Bowers’ Brisbane office in full-time capacity and is looking forward to working with clients to achieve their development goals. His comprehensive and applied knowledge of, and experience working within, the MBRC Planning scheme will be a significant advantage for clients looking to develop within the region.

You can find more information about this policy on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website, by clicking here.

Please contact Jensen Bowers’ Planning Team on 07 3852 1771 for more information and to discuss how we can assist in delivering your next project.