Opening of the Corso at North Lakes

Media Release


13 September 2014

Joint release with:

Luke Howarth

Federal Member for Petrie

Allan Sutherland

Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council

North Lakes residents now have a new community hub to enjoy, with today’s opening of the Corso which offers new commercial and lifestyle facilities for the region.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government had provided $10.7 million towards the $45 million project.

“The Corso at North Lakes will give locals a brand new destination to socialise, study, learn and relax,” Mr Truss said.

“The facility boasts a new regional library and learning centre, a shaded civic plaza and a children’s play area, making it a longterm asset for the community.”

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said the hub was an environmentally sustainable construction with a Five Star Green Star building rating from Green Building Council Australia.

“The Corso’s 550 rooftop solar panels will generate power for much of the building’s daily needs,” Mr Howarth said.

“It’s great to see that one of the fastest growing regions in the Southern Hemisphere is also a leader in environmental sustainability. As well as being good for the environment, the Corso will create new opportunities for local families and businesses.”

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said state-of-the-art sustainable environmental design and an expanded line up of library services would set The Corso North Lakes apart from other public buildings in Queensland and Australia.

“As one of the country’s first Five Star Green Star public buildings, I’m very excited about the potential of The Corso North Lakes to inspire and influence the design and features of new commercial buildings and homes across our region in years to come,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“The Corso North Lakes is a significant investment in our community and the sustainability of the Moreton Bay Region.

“With a 66 percent reduction in power costs, water savings and fewer greenhouse emissions than similar sized traditional buildings, the results speak for themselves.”

Construction of The Corso North Lakes was completed in 22 months.