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Burpengary’s future is in locals’ hands

By James Brown

Burpengary and its surrounding areas are some of the fastest growing residential neighbourhoods in Queensland. But all growth requires planning, which is why Moreton Bay Regional City Council has created a draft planning scheme that will affect anyone who owns or plans to buy real estate in Burpengary East, Morayfield and other areas – and invited locals to share their thoughts.

The scheme was thrown open to public feedback on July 1, and will remain so for seven weeks, until August 21. This public consultation process was crucial for the scheme's eventual success, explained Mayor Allen Sutherland.

"The new draft scheme incorporates updated mapping, planning provisions and requirements from the state as well as our community's feedback," he said.

"I believe the draft new scheme will achieve a balanced approach to planning for our region's future."

Planning scheme sets out area's future development

The draft scheme is a broad plan that will guide the future development of the entire Moreton Bay region, from dealing with congestion and pushing along economic development, to mapping out responses to floods, bushfires and other hazards.

Anyone with property in Burpengary East will be interested to know that the draft planning scheme envisions a future for the area defined by a mix of new employment areas, next generation neighbourhoods, and coast and river lands. Morayfield South has likewise been singled out as a neighbourhood "suitable for future growth", including further urban development, as has Narangba East.

If you're wishing to sell property in Morayfield, Narangba or other nearby areas, you may therefore want to wait until these developments are completed. The plans outlined in the scheme have a good chance of pushing the value of local property higher, netting their owners with fantastic potential returns.

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