Moreton Bay Regional Council

Council Of Mayors | South East Queensland

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council is Australia’s third largest local government, conveniently located between Brisbane City and the Sunshine Coast.

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2,037 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1,600 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of around 409,000 residents.

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Mayor Allan Sutherland

Mayor Allan Sutherland

Council of Mayors (SEQ) Director

Born in 1956, Allan has an affinity with the region. His school, work and family life has been based in Redcliffe and he is extremely passionate about the region’s aquatic playground – Moreton Bay.

Allan was elected Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council in March 2008 and re-elected to another term in April 2012.

A former Mayor of Redcliffe City, Allan served as chair of the Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Transition Committee (LTC) and was charged with overseeing a range of issues associated with merging the Redcliffe, Pine Rivers and Caboolture local governments into one Council.

He was first elected to Redcliffe City Council in 1994, was Deputy Mayor from 1997 to 2004 and was voted the city’s Mayor at the 2004 elections. Before entering Council, Allan owned and operated an electrical contractor business specialising in hospital, commercial and industrial electrical maintenance and installations. He has a Diploma of Business.

Married with three children, Allan is a keen fisherman who enjoys spending time on the bay. He is also an active dragon boat paddler and has represented Australia in the sport.

His strong advocacy for the Moreton Bay Region of South East Queensland has seen him become a key member of the Moreton Bay Policy Council and the Moreton Bay Coast Implementation Group.