Moreton Bay kicks-off 2018 planned Burn Program


Moreton Bay Regional Council this week kicks-off its bushfire season preparations with the first hazard reduction burns for 2018.

Council fire crews, together with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) are conducting a controlled burns today at:

  • Dakabin near the Waste Management Facility and RSPCA Dakabin Animal Care Centre


Mayor Allan Sutherland said now was the time for authorities and the community to begin bushfire season preparations with conditions beginning to dry throughout the region.

“Council and state fire authorities have been closely monitoring local bushland and have scheduled more than 35 controlled burns over coming months to prepare for the bushfire season,” Mayor Sutherland said.

Planned burns reduce fire loads and are conducted in accordance with favourable weather conditions. Controlled burns also provide additional benefits such as aiding in weed control and land rehabilitation, and maintaining habitat diversity.

“To keep up-to-date with planned burns in your area tune into local media, or sign up for council’s free MoretonAlert service, which will send you a notification for any upcoming burns via text or email.

For the full list of planned burns in 2018, visit: Properties adjoining planned burn locations will be notified via letterbox drop prior to burns taking place.

Mayor Sutherland said in total, council will conduct burns across more than 300 hectares throughout Moreton Bay, but that doesn’t mean residents can be complacent.

“As council and fire authorities ramp up their fire mitigation activities, it’s important that residents are also prepared.

“Fires don’t limit themselves to bushland. They can occur in suburban areas, near parks and grassland. All it takes is a few burning embers or smoke.

“You can visit council’s website [] for information and tips on how to be bushfire-ready.”

Tips to get bushfire ready:

  • Clear debris from gutters, trim low-lying branches near the home and regularly mow your lawn
  • Relocate flammable items away from your home, including woodpiles, paper, boxes, crates, hanging baskets and garden furniture
  • Check you have personal protective clothing and equipment, and that your first aid kit is fully stocked
  • Monitor conditions, know the Fire Danger Rating and tune into local media, including radio, social media and websites

List of 2018 burn locations:

Albany Creek – Alpinia Court Park

Arana Hills – Brian Battersby Reserve

Armstrong Creek – Alison Booker Reserve

Banksia Beach – Bribie Arts Centre

Beachmere – Beachmere Conservation Park (H E Corbould Park)

Bongaree – Melsa Park

Bray Park – Lavender Court Reserve

Bunya – Allen Road West

Burpengary East – Nector Way Park

CREEC – Caboolture

Parish Road Park – Cashmere

Hacker Road South Complex – Clear Mountain

Lily Clench Park – Closeburn

McDowells Road Reserve – Dakabin

Dakabin Landfill Station – Draper

Reginald Draper Reserve 13.5ha – Elimbah

Three Ponds Park 7.8ha – Wattlebird Drive Park (North) and Wests Road

Everton Hills – Peter Street North

Ferny Hills – Ivy England Park

Wongam Reserve – Griffin

Vanilla Avenue Park – Kallangur

Alice Mawson Reserve – Kobble Creek

Hipathites Road Reserve/ Mount Samson Road Corner Reserve – Morayfield

Walkers Road Reserve – Mount Glorious

Harland Road Roadside Vegetation (APZ) – Mount Pleasant

Mount Brisbane Road Reserve – Narangba

Quarry Reserve Raynbird Road – Neurum

Neurum Creek Conservation Park – Ningi

Ningi Transfer Station – Grice Crescent Reserve

North Lakes – North Lakes Environmental Reserve Lacebark Street Section

Petrie – Kurwongbah Park

Stony Creek – Stony Creek Rest Area 3.3ha

Toorbul – Toorbul Transfer Station

Wamuran – Quarry Reserve (May Street)

Deveit Road Park – Campbells Reserve

Woodford – Kauri Court Park

Woorim – Second Avenue Road Reserve

17/05/2018 |

Laguna North Lakes Given Green Light by Moreton Bay Regional Council


Laguna North Lakes’ Development Application approval to result in the delivery of a transformative development for northern Brisbane.

Laguna North Lakes – the architecturally designed development in the heart of the town centre has received formal development application (DA) approval from the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The visionary precinct to be developed by The George Group in partnership with Pointcorp, will see the 1.7-hectare, $250 million precinct, set a benchmark for a mixed-use development in a traditionally suburban region, 26 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.

Watch this short video to get an insight into North Lakes New Civic Precinct:

Laguna will deliver a 138-room hotel, 10,500sqm of A-grade commercial office space, 2,000sqm of health and wellness facilities, a 3,000sqm ‘resort-style’ restaurant and bar, and a publicly accessible aquatic centre with a lagoon-style pool.


Approximately 5,000sqm of fashion, food and beverage retail will provide a curated high-street retail precinct.

Anchoring the development will be the 3,500sqm Laguna North Lakes convention and events centre, which will be one of the largest purpose-built venues in northern Brisbane, catering for 720 guests banquet style and 1600 standing, over two levels.

Leading Brisbane-based architecture firm Richards and Spence have teamed up with acclaimed firm Nettleton Tribe, to design a classic and timeless architectural destination.

Construction is planned to commence in late 2018, with completion targeted for late 2020.

Patrick George, Director of The George Group, says the precinct has been designed as a destination that will be activated day and night.


“During the day locals, workers in the commercial tenancies, and indeed visitors to the region will enjoy a wide range of boutique retailers, cafes and outdoor dining, all revolving around a central tree-lined, pedestrian-orientated high-street, to be known as ‘Laguna Drive’.

“Families and hotel guests will also flock to the lagoon-style public pool or gym, and then after work and during the evening, the precinct will remain activated with the restaurants, bars and cafes offering a myriad of cuisines and experiences.

“The Laguna convention and events centre will also play an important role in meeting community demand for event and meeting spaces.

“To date there has been a wide range of local, Brisbane-based and national interest in leasing both retail and food and beverage tenancies. Interest in commercial tenancies has also been very strong.


“We are very excited that Laguna North Lakes will deliver a host of benefits for the North Lakes community that will make it quite unique to any other mixed-use precinct in a suburban context.  It will become the village heart of North Lakes and the Moreton Bay region,” added Mr George.

For retail leasing enquiries, please call Robert Rey from CPRM Property Group on 07 3482 0100 or for hospitality leasing enquiries, please call Lewis Torkington from Race Property on 07 3256 9399.

For further information on Laguna please visit


About The George Group

Established in 1993, The George Group is a diversified property development and investment management company based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Well known as one of the developers centrally responsible for the rejuvenation of the vibrant James Street precinct in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, The George Group creates iconic mixed-use destinations. Other well-known projects developed and operated by The George Group include ‘The Stores’, a boutique retail precinct in Brisbane’s West End, ‘Brickworks’ a large format retail precinct at Southport, on the Gold Coast and ‘Radius Industrial City’ in Larapinta.

For more information on The George Group, please visit

About Pointcorp

Award-winning Pointcorp is a Brisbane-based developer of premium residential apartments, mixed-use master planned communities and hospitality assets throughout South East Queensland.

Established in 2002, the company currently has a pipeline of approximately $1billion worth of development projects including ‘Bloom’ Coomera, ‘The Highgate’ at Highgate Hill, ‘Fabric’ at Teneriffe and the Hotel Indigo in Fortitude Valley. The company is also developing a number of major house and land projects in the Moreton Bay Region.

For more information on Pointcorp, please visit


28/04/2018 |

North Lakes Roo’s Win 2017 Junior Rugby League Grand Final


North Lakes Junior League Under 11’s this morning won 24-20 against Valleys Diehards of Grange.

In a tight and hard fought match the Roo’s were successful in holding off some good runs from the Diehards late in the game.


The Roo’s have had a great support team step up this year to mentor them and the dedication from all was clear in pre match prep.



Coach Rob Roshan was clearly very proud of the boys and very satisfied to take the Premiership in his debut year of rugby league coaching.


Big Local wishes to congratulate the North Lakes Roo’s players, coaches and Junior League officials on a great year.




10/09/2017 |

!!!WIN!!! Three Nights at South Stradbroke Island

Couran Cove Apartments

Big Local are giving away three nights accommodation at Couran Cove, South Stradbroke Island.

All you have to do to enter is sign up to receive North Lakes Now monthly community magazine online by 30 September 2017.

A sneak peek at the prize accommodation at Couran Cove.

Studio Apartment win a holiday

Fully air-conditioned Studio Apartment. Sleeps 2-3 people.

Couran Cove Stradbroke Island

Studio Apartments have a private balcony with stunning water views.

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Studio Apartments display a soft pallet of neutral colours with a Carrara marble twin basin bathroom, while boasting modern fixtures and fittings.

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These apartments are ideal for couples or small families. Rooms can be converted to twin or king bed configurations. There is a convertible sofa bed available which can comfortably cater for extra guests. Rooms are self-contained and all linen and amenities are provided upon arrival at the resort.

Services and Facilities include

  • Disabled rooms are available on request
  • Approximately 54m2
  • Suitable for 2-3 Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Medium size fridge
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Ceiling Fans

You can read more about Couran Cove Apartments on their website – Couran Cove Apartments.

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Accommodation Voucher for up to three people will be issued to the winner. Winner must arrange their own transport to and from the accommodation, including ferry transfers. Winner will be picked at random from Subscribers to either North Lakes Now or I Love K-Town Magazines, between 5.00 pm 16-08-17 and midnight 30-09-17. Winner will be contacted by email and announced in the September edition of North Lakes Now. Should we not hear from the winner by return email within seven days, a new winner will be drawn. Accommodation Voucher is not redeemable for cash. Accommodation must be redeemed by 01st March 2018.


16/08/2017 |
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