Weinam Creek Priority Development Area (PDA)
1 May 2016: Request for Proposal stage continues
Weinam Creek PDA project is in the Request for Proposal stage.
agreed to extend the Request for Proposal period for Weinam Creek at a Special
Meeting of Council on 17 December 2014, and again on 27 April 2016, in consultation with project partner the
was in order to give Walker Group more time to work on its final design concept
for Weinam Creek and financial offer after being named the successful
participant in the EOI campaign held from 19 June to 28 July 2014.
Weinam Creek PDA project remains a priority for both Council and the State as
it will provide significant upgrades to community infrastructure and economic
growth and new jobs.
December 2015, Walker Group presented several high-level design concepts to
Councillors to gain their feedback on options for the ferry terminal and
potential new marina.
is anticipated that Walker Group will submit its final Request for Proposal
documents mid-2016 and then Council and the State will assess it.
the Request for Proposal phase is completed by 1 August 2016, there will still be a lot of work
to be done before the Weinam Creek PDA project has the green light to proceed.
a period of commercial negotiations and detailed design work, Walker Group will
need to apply for any necessary development and environmental approvals from
the State and Federal Governments and Council.
18 September 2014: Preferred development partner selected
Cleveland and Redland Bay residents are a step closer to vibrant waterfront developments and new jobs after the State Government and Redland City Council today announced Walker Group as the preferred partner to develop Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Jeff Seeney today joined with Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Walker Group Executive Chair Lang Walker to announce the Walker Group as the preferred partner for both Priority Development Areas at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek.
The Walker Group were selected from eight expressions of interest with a reputation for producing exciting projects that maintain the values of the community, the importance of the environment and the significance of cultural heritage, while generating considerable economic return for the local area.
There is no detailed design for either site – that will be worked through with the Walker Group and key stakeholders but final design will reflect the needs of the community as outlined during the original consultation phase.
The next step of the process is for a detailed design to be developed that matches the final development scheme.
28 July 2014: Expressions of Interest Closed
- August: Expert panel formed to assess potential investors.
- September: Request for Proposals begins.
- December: Council works with selected developers on designs and approvals.
- Early 2015: Shortlist of potential developers.
19 June 2014: Expressions of Interest Launch
Mayor Karen Williams and Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney invited expressions of interest for the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDAs.
View the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek short film
featuring the investment opportunities of these two prime waterfront locations.
Expressions of interest closed on Monday 28 July 2014.
To register your interest, contact:
- Mark Creevey, Ray White 0408 992 222
- Jacob Swan, JLL on 0402 704 896
Following the close of the EoI campaign the Request for Proposals stage will commence in August 2014 where developers will be assessed against PDA criteria in order to achieve the best outcomes for both waterfront sites.
29 May 2014: Queensland Government approves final schemes
Redevelopment of Weinam Creek is a step closer following State Government approval of the overarching plan for the prime waterfront site.
Following this formal adoption of the final scheme on 29 May 2014, investors will soon be invited to submit their plans for Weinam Creek.
Expressions of Interest will be called in June, with the final development plan for the Weinam Creek PDA to be marketed both nationally and internationally.
Visit the EDQ website
to view the Weinam Creek final development scheme and to read the submissions report.
19 March 2014: Council voted on recommendations
The Weinam Creek redevelopment is one step closer after Council on Wednesday 19 March 2014 voted to make some recommendations on what these key areas could look like.
The recommendations to the State Government are part of the planning process and reflect a range of community and commercial views.
Council is committed to getting the balance right to attract investors who will fund better access to the foreshores and improvements in these critical areas, rather than ratepayers funding the $80 million cost required to do this work.
This includes improved ferry ramps and passenger facilities, better transport interchange and parking, enhancements to parkland and improved pedestrian and cycle links to the bay.
To achieve this balance, Council has recommended:
No net loss of public open space, including Sel Outridge Park
Passenger ferry and bus terminal and car-parking will be co-located
Provision made for future growth in car-park requirements
Access to car-parking for Southern Moreton Bay Island residents will be maintained during construction at the site
Council and the State Government will now draw up criteria to assess Expressions of Interest from investors.
24 February 2014: Public consultation closed for submissions
Public notification of the Toondah Harbour PDA Development Scheme was undertaken under the Economic Development Act 2012 from the 10 January to 24 February 2014. During this period all interested stakeholders including the community, residents, and business operators were invited to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission for consideration by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ).
The public was advised of the public notification through advertisements in the local newspaper and information provided on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website. The development scheme was also available for inspection at several locations in the Redland area during public notification. RCC in partnership with EDQ conducted community information sessions in the local area on the proposed scheme.
All submissions received during public notification were considered by the MEDQ in consultation with RCC. A submissions report has been prepared which summarises the submissions received and the merits of those submissions. In some cases amendments were made to the proposed scheme as a consequence of issues raised in submissions.
August 2013: Community Engagement - What you told us (Phase 1)
Great progress has been made gathering stakeholder and community views and information for the Redlands’ two special interest areas. Recent community engagement meetings, forums and surveys have produced a wealth of good ideas for both of these prime waterfront areas. This information has been turned into a proposed development scheme for Weinam Creek, which is now available for public comment.
About Weinam Creek PDA
On Friday 21 June 2013 Weinam Creek was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) by the State Government.
nam Creek is only the third PDA in Queensland’s to be supported by the State Government.
There is a real opportunity to reinforce Weinam Creek as a point of community focus and a regional Gateway to Moreton Bay, with opportunities for a transport hub and waterfront recreation precinct.
Register your interest
If you would like to receive information on opportunities to participate in this planning process, register here
Applying for Development Approval
have been prepared by Council and must be used for all development applications lodged within the Weinam Creek PDA.