The Redcliffe Peninsula and Surrounds


Local Government Authority   

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Location       

Redcliffe Shire; 32km north of Brisbane City

Features       

At just 30 minutes from Brisbane, Redcliffe is within easy commuting distance to Brisbane’s CBD, just 32km from Redcliffe to Brisbane City along the Bruce Highway.
 
Redcliffe offers affordable seaside living with a vibrant lifestyle, perfect for families who want the Queensland laid-back lifestyle but still want an easy commute to Brisbane City.  Take your pick of beautiful beaches and parks to enjoy including Woody Point Jetty, Margate Beach, Suttons Beach, Redcliffe Jetty, Queens Beach and Scarborough Beach.
 
Redcliffe also boasts its own major metropolitan hospital with an emergency department. Redcliffe Hospital is refurbishing two operating theatres at a cost of $1 million each. When complete, the hospital will have six theatres available for a range of surgical procedures.
 
 
Tourist Attractions
 
Due to the amazing weather and it being a short drive out of Brisbane, Moreton Bay attracts thousands of tourists each year. The Moreton Bay Region has many islands, unique wildlife, and a variety of outdoor entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Its 125km-long stretch of coastline is sheltered from the Pacific Island by three major islands - North Stradbroke, South Stradbroke and Moreton - with many smaller islands and many sandbanks.
 
Redcliffe is an easy drive from Brisbane which makes it perfect for family holidays and weekenders. Visitors can enjoy Redcliffe’s many amazing restaurants and bars, they can cycle or walk along one of the many foreshore bike and walking paths or they can enjoy the many water sports on offer including fishing, boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, whale watching, diving, kitesurfing and parachuting.
 
Redcliffe also attracts thousands of visitors each year to the many festivals and events that are held along the foreshores including Redcliffe Festival and the Festival of Sails.
 
Redcliffe Lagoon, also known as Settlement Cove, is located near Redcliffe Shopping District at the end of Suttons Beach on Redcliffe's foreshore and boasts stunning views overlooking Moreton Bay. It has everything for the family including water jets, toadstools, bugs that squirt water, kids playground, BBQ facilities, kids wading pool and a large swimming lagoon.
 
In 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council unveiled a 70m monument connecting Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street, and renamed the alley ‘Bee Gees Way’. In 2015, Barry Gibb himself returned for the Grand Opening of Bee Gees Way stage 2 and there is a reason this unique tribute is attracting more visitors than ever before.
 

Population  

The City of Redcliffe was Queensland's first settlement set amid Moreton, Bramble and Deception Bays and is now home to over 50,000 residents. Redcliffe is situated within the Moreton Bay region and is home to more than 375,000 people, making it the third largest local government area in Australia. It is also one of the fastest growing areas in the country with the population set to exceed 500,000 by 2031.

Housing      

A mix of post war timber homes, increasing numbers of prestige waterfront properties and new suburban redevelopments. In recent years there has been a surge in residential unit developments, aimed at attracting investors, increasing demand for real estate in Redcliffe and surrounding areas.

Transport   

To provide a more reliable transport network and better access to major employment centres such as the Brisbane CBD, Moreton Bay and the Queensland Government are investing in a new Rail Link that will deliver a 12.6km dual-track passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, including six new rail stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Kinsellas Road, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring. The Australian Government, Queensland Government and the Moreton Bay Regional Council are committed to delivering the new rail line by end 2016.

Sources

Webjet
Brisbane Kids
Visit Moreton Bay
Queensland Health
Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ)
Queensland Government Dept of Transport and Main Roads