Locals have spoken, and a new vision for the suburbs of Kallangur and Dakabin is now out for consideration based on the community’s aspirations.
The Draft Kallangur-Dakabin Neighbourhood Planning Future Directions Report has been released for review and marks the first of its kind in the Moreton Bay region. The report is a culmination of two years’ worth of work with residents to form a vision and key actions to better guide growth in the area.
“We’ve learnt a lot from the community from our initial engagement and we’ll use this feedback to guide future directions to help shape development over the next 10 years and beyond.”
The aim of the project is to preserve what makes Kallangur and Dakabin unique as the population of Moreton Bay continues to grow. The community engagement period, which started on April 26th and will run through to May 25th, is an opportunity for locals to have their say on the proposed development.
Mayor Peter Flannery stated that the report is designed around the community’s priority areas: environment and parks, community and place, movability, and housing. However, he emphasized that it is crucial for the community to have their say during the four-week community engagement period.
“We’ve learnt a lot from the community from our initial engagement and we’ll use this feedback to guide future directions to help shape development over the next 10 years and beyond,” Mayor Flannery said.
Cr Yvonne Barlow (Div 7) echoed Mayor Flannery's sentiments, saying that it is essential for the community to be involved in the planning process for their neighborhood.
The draft report has identified key areas of focus, such as protecting the natural environment, improving local connections, incentivizing redevelopment in the CBD area, and increasing the variety of housing types to cater for people as their life changes.
The community is encouraged to attend pop-up consultation stalls over the coming month to provide their feedback on the draft Report. The pop-up consultation dates and locations are as follows: Lillybrook Shopping Village on Saturday 6 May from 9am to 12pm, Kallangur Fair on Saturday 6 May from 1pm to 4pm, Bob Brock Park on Saturday 13 May from 9am to 12pm, and Dakabin Shopping Centre on Saturday 13 May from 1pm to 4pm.
The population of Moreton Bay is expected to grow from 500,000 people in 2022 to 700,000 in 2041. Mayor Flannery believes that the neighbourhood planning program will help guide this growth and development and ensure that it is sustainable.
“It’s an exciting milestone for Council being the first project to be rolled out using our new approach to reshaping planning in the region. Further neighbourhood planning projects are in train for other parts of Moreton Bay, the next one is for Morayfield,” Mayor Flannery added.
To view the draft Report, provide feedback or to view pop-up dates and locations please visit: https://yoursay.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/neighbourhood-planning-kallangur-dakabin