The Caboolture-Morayfield area is a high-quality location in the heart of South-East Queensland, one of Australia's fastest growing population areas.
Not only does this area benefit from being within commuting distance of one of Australia's largest cities, the local area is packed full of all the amenities residents could ask for, with large retail shopping centres, recreational activity centres, high-quality medical facilities, world class equestrian centre, schools, new university as well as TAFE campuses, and even an airport!
All this comes with beautiful park and bushland, the Caboolture River, and Bribie Island beaches a mere 15mins away. Caboolture has two hospitals, a university, thriving industrial complex and community spirit.
The Morton Bay Regional Council is working on plans to guide the development of the Caboolture-Morayfield Principle Activity Centre into a regional centre that will play a key role in South-East Queensland's future.
The State Government has identified Caboolture-Morayfield as a Principal Regional Activity Centre (PRAC) in the South-East Queensland Regional Plan. Such centres are intended to provide a diverse range of jobs and services to meet the needs of residents and businesses and create a vibrant local economy.
In a jointly funded project, Council and the Queensland Government are working on a master plan to guide the development of Caboolture-Morayfield as a sustainable, people friendly, and innovative regional centre.
The master plan will include strategies for:
- Future commercial and retail development and redevelopment
- New primary and secondary schools
- Identify the demand for future housing development
- Provision of community and cultural facilities needed
- The provision of public open spaces
- Integrated public transport
- Provision of infrastructure needed to meet the demands of a growing population.
The following statistics apply to Houses in CABOOLTURE* (4510)
- Population: 26.8k
- 55.7% 5 year population increase
- 9 years average length of ownership
- 49% renters
- 51% owner occupiers
The size of Caboolture is approximately 68 square kilometres. It has 21 parks covering nearly 2% of total area. The population of Caboolture in 2006 was 17,201 people. By 2011 the population was 26,787 showing a population growth of 55.7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Caboolture is 0-14 years. Households in Caboolture are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Caboolture work in a other occupation. In 2006, 55% of the homes in Caboolture were owner-occupied compared with 49.5% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $338,500.
Caboolture is the seat of local government for the shire and is located some 45 minutes from downtown Brisbane, just off the Bruce Highway. The area was first settled in 1842 when the land around the Moreton Bay penal colony was opened up to free settlers.
The area around the Caboolture River was called Kabul-tur by the Brisbane Aborigines, meaning the place of the carpet snakes because these reptiles were plentiful in the region. The river was important for the opening up of the country to white settlement. Timber getters floated red cedar logs down the river, settlers arrived and ferried their supplies in by the same means.
By the mid 1860's the local pastoralists were experimenting with sugar cane and cotton. In 1867 a tiny settlement was established as a supply and trading centre for the settlers in the area and to service the needs of miners trekking from Brisbane to the goldfields near Gympie. The local shire was constituted in 1879 and in 1888 the railway line from Brisbane was opened.
The major components of the local economy are construction, property & business services, retail trade and agriculture. In fact Caboolture is possibly the largest producer of strawberries in Queensland.