Last week Moreton Bay Regional Council voted to reject Kindred Development’s Application to change the use of Newport Marina.

The community of Newport, which has been vocal in its opposition, lodged 676 submissions with Council opposing this development.

The Councillors who ensured that the use of Newport Marina’s land will stay as Marine Industry are:

Matthew Constance

Peter Flannery

Adam Hain

Brooke Savige

Denise Sims

Koliana Winchester

These Councillors listened to the Community and supported their Strategic Plan.

This is a great outcome not only for Newport but also for the future security of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Strategic Plan.


Town Planners Support Kindred Proposal – ACTION NEEDED

This Tuesday, at Council’s General meeting, the Town Planning Department of MBRC will be recommending to Councillors to vote in favour of Kindred Development’s Plans for Newport Marina.

This is despite Town Planning Reports pointing out every contravention of the zoning and building codes governing the site.

This is despite 676 residents lodging submissions opposing the application.

The Town Planning Department offers no good reason for approving this proposal.

It also does not mention that of the 800 odd submissions received, 676 opposed the application!!!!

In the next 42 hours we will need to do everything we can to send a strong message o our Councillors who will be voting on this!!!! You can find their contact details at the end of this report.

 Please email them NOW to urge them to vote NO.

We need as many people as possible to attend the Council meeting on Tuesday to show our Councillors our opposition and encourage them to vote NO. 

The meeting information is:

Time: 10.30am

Address:   Strathpine Chambers of MBRC

220 Gympie Road,



Councillor Brooke Savige – Division 1

Councillor Peter Flannery – Division 2

Councillor Adam Hain- Division 3 Adam.Hain

Councillor Julie Greer – Division 4                

Councillor James Houghton- Division5

Councillor Koliana Winchester – Division 6

Councillor Denise Sims – Division 7

 Councillor Mick Gillam- Division 8     

Councillor Mike Charlton- Division 9   

Councillor Matthew Constance – Division 10

Councillor Darren Grimwade- Division 11

Councillor Allan Sutherland – Mayor     

FEDERAL Luke Howarth    

STATE Yvette D’Ath

You can read the Town Planning recommendation on page 24 of the council agenda

Council Recommendation

What is Happening in Newport?

Newport Waterways Marina

MBRC started its decision making process on Monday 8 July 2019. 35 business days are allocated to reach its decision. If Council and the applicant agree, this time can however be extended.

Thank you to everyone who promoted our Petition, which was lodged with Council last Monday.

We are all hoping that good sense will prevail and that MBRC will support its Strategic Plan.

On Tuesday 23 July, our President spoke to the General Meeting of MBRC regarding the importance of adhering to the Strategic Plan for Moreton Bay Region.  You can read this speech in our latest news section.

Stockland Development Application

Next Generation Neighbourhood Precincts can be found across the Peninsula and the Moreton Bay Region. ‘Stockland Newport’ is one of them.

Stockland has currently lodged four development applications for Newport. One application, to change one lot into 26, is impact assessable because of a number of non-conformances with the Planning Scheme.

Its non-conformances will cause unexpected, negative impacts. If approved, a precedent for future applications will be set.

NAG has lodged a submission opposing the application, based on the non-conformances and in the hope that Stockland will revise its application to conform with Planning requirements.

MBRC Planning Scheme Amendment

 Many of you will have looked at MBRC’s planned changes on the Council website. There is a lot of reading!

One proposed change is in the Next Generation Neighbourhood Precinct. It proposes to remove the maximum density of 75 dwellings per hectare, allowing setbacks, site cover and building height requirements to determine the maximum density instead. We have reviewed the likely impacts.

On certain lots, more than 75 dwellings per hectare could be constructed. In comparison, the Town Houses that are built next to Newport Marina have a density of 49 dwellings per hectare.

We have lodged a submission to Council which voices our concerns regarding removing the maximum density restriction.

A recent editorial in the Redcliffe and Bayside Herald reminds us of why we are here:

“We need to ensure Redcliffe keeps its identity and remains unique, not become a replica of other seaside locations….it is important that residents have their say on the Moreton Bay Master plan, when given the opportunity to voice concerns and share their ideas.’

Focus – Newport Marina

We need our Marine Industry Land. We need to save Newport Marina

A Development Application (DA) has been placed with Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) by Kindred Developments, seeking a Change In Use of the Newport Marina Land from Marine Services to allow a 6 Storey, Multi-dwelling, Multi-storey with retail, food and drink outlets. 

This will be located on the eastern half of Newport Marina’s land.
However, the DA is asking for a change of use for the whole of Newport Marina’s land

Current zoning does not allow this.

The loss of vital Marine Services Land is of great concern.
A short-sighted, devastating impact on a community surrounded by water.
Our Peninsula is continuing to experience rapid population growth.
Our need for Marine Services is growing.

The negative impacts of a Multi-storey Development on quiet, low set communities of the Peninsula will be considerable.

If MBRC approves this, the likely risk of future Multi-storey Development Applications in inappropriately zoned areas is high.

MBRC finalised all zonings on the Peninsula in 2016 , after years of Consultation.
We expect any Developer to adhere to the zoning of a site.

The negative impacts of such Developments in established residential areas is of major concern.

Impacts may include:

  • Overshadowing and dominating suburbs
  • Loss of privacy
  • Traffic congestion
  • Parking overflow
  • Traffic and pedestrian safety issues
  • Noise

We do not want to see Multi-storey Developments being encouraged in areas of the Peninsula which were not zoned for them.

Send a message to our local Council – Enough is Enough!

Say NO!

Sign our Petition HERE