Moreton Bay business forum champions local jobs in the thousands
A Moreton Bay urban transformation project that will support more than 6000 jobs, and the supply chain opportunities that will come from it, were in the spotlight at a business forum in Kallangur this week.
Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said the annual SEQ North Regional Projects Forum showcased the many exciting business opportunities set to stimulate the region.
“Greater Moreton Bay is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, which means major opportunities for local businesses,” Mr Whiting said.
“The forum provided a chance for those interested to hear from government and industry representatives about the big local projects underway and in the pipeline, and how they can benefit from them.”
Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said the forum focused on the transformation of Petrie’s historic mill into a world-class innovation and knowledge precinct,
“The Mill is a bold vision that will feature state-of-the-art technology, simulation and engineering facilities valued at $10 million, as well as a 400-seat lecture theatre,” Mr King said.
“It’s a development that will power our region’s economic development for many years to come, and we want as many local businesses as possible to be part of this evolution.”
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the catalytic project will support more than 6000 jobs and generate $950 million in economic activity.
“It will change the face of the region – creating an attractive and functional urban centrepiece where people can work, live and play,” Mr Dick said.
“The precinct will also provide 10,000 tertiary student places in its first 10 years, with the arrival of a new satellite campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast.”
The Mill at Moreton Bay is a 460-hectare Priority Development Area (PDA) spanning the suburbs of Petrie, Lawnton and Kallangur.
The SEQ North Regional Project Forum featured presentations from Moreton Bay Regional Council, the University of the Sunshine Coast and Hansen Yuncken, who outlined supply chain opportunities for business.