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Dpi Redevelopment To Create Recreation Opportunities For Peninsula

Story: Redcliffe Guide
Feb 23, 2019
DPI Redevelopment to Create Recreation Opportunities for Peninsula

eninsula residents will enjoy a range of leisure and cultural benefits from the transformation of Deception Bay’s old Department of Primary Industries site into a recreation, environmental and community precinct.

Moreton Bay Council purchased the former DPI research centre, at the intersection of Joseph Crescent and Beach Street, to create a space for families to relax and unwind.

Division 2 Councillor, Peter Flannery, said the redevelopment would make the Deception Bay foreshore more accessible, and encourage locals to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.

“There’s going to be so many great opportunities...such as linking this location with the Moreton Bay Cycleway and Deception Bay Heritage Trail,” Cr Flannery said.

Division 6 Councillor, Koliana Winchester, said locals would be able to “pack a picnic” and ride all the way from Redcliffe to the end of the Deception Bay cycleway.

“There’ll be a water refill station as part of this development and possibly a kiosk if we find a commercial tenant,” she said.

“There’ll even be a playground for the kids if they’ve got any energy left to burn.”

Stage 1 demolition works on the old buildings are underway, with detailed planning and design to follow before construction, which is due to commence in 2021/22.