Allan Reinikka

New university proposed for north of Brisbane

SOUTHEAST Queensland's newest public university could be built on 200 hectares of land at Petrie, if plans from Moreton Bay Regional Council go ahead.

Mayor Alan Sutherland confirmed on Wednesday the council was in the final stage of negotiations - which began in 2013 - to buy the old Amcor Petrie Paper Mill site to make way for a possible university.

"Council has been negotiating for quite a while now - a 12-month period -with the people that own the old paper mill site," Cr Sutherland said.

He said some areas of the large site were "under constraint", but said there was plenty of flexibility in how the site could be used if the council was successful.

"But there is a footprint that is quite sizeable that will be suitable for a university precinct," Cr Sutherland said.

Read more at Brisbane Times