CabooltureProject Completed: 2009

Description:

Pracsys was appointed to undertake an Economic Development Strategy for the activation of employment and economic growth in the Caboolture/Morayfield Principal Activity Centre (CMPAC).

Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) required the preparation of a master plan for the Caboolture/Morayfield Principal Activity Centre (CMPAC), to provide a “unified vision and plan for the integrated and sustainable development of a cohesive, lively and workable centre up to 2031.” The purpose of the strategy was to manage the future growth and development of CMPAC in the context of the overall growth and development of South East Queensland.

Approach:

As input into master plan development, Pracsys modelled several employment options to determine an appropriate scale and type of employment (subsequently converted to floorspace), supported by local user expenditure and with the potential to improve rates of self-sufficiency. Pracsys also assessed three land use scenarios in terms of successful centre requirements: sustainability, liveability and prosperity.

Outcome:

The economic development strategy assisted the regional council in attracting higher order industries to the centre, through understanding business locational decisions, governance structure and funding arrangements. The finalised Caboolture/Morayfield Principal Activity Centre Strategy was adopted by Council in 2012.

Client:

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Pracsys staff involved:         

Michael Chappell

Georgia Moore