Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area

Toondah Harbour is the main departure and arrival point for ferry and water taxi services between the mainland and North Stradbroke Island. It is also used to launch recreational and commercial craft, and comprises residential and open space lands.

Toondah Harbour was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) in June 2013. 

The proposed master plan for the $1.4 billion redevelopment of Toondah Harbour was released on 25 November 2015 by preferred developer Walker Group Holdings.

Redevelopment of Toondah Harbour

The redevelopment of Toondah Harbour will provide:

  • a new ferry precinct with barge and passenger ferry terminals, ticket and tourist office, bus interchange, ferry plaza and no net loss of public car parking spaces
  • housing diversity: approximately 3600 dwellings from detached houses to multi-unit apartments, with no buildings higher than 10 storeys
  • greater public open space and access to the waterfront, including a new public foreshore parkland and enhancement of GJ Walter Park
  • convenience and boutique retail
  • more than 1000 construction jobs per year and 500 jobs per year on completion of the project.

Development opportunities at Toondah Harbour would be complementary to the Cleveland CBD and its revitalisation.

Current situation as at 9 May 2017

Walker Group has submitted a new Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) referral. The new EPBC referral aims to reduce the impact on Cassim Island, and reduces the size of the proposed marina. 

This new application is not asking for approval of the project, merely to allow Walker Group to take it to the next stage of assessment - to have it tested against the science through an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).   

A proposal of this nature requires careful appraisal by government at all stages of the regulatory process. Community engagement will commence once the EIS  is underway.

Federal Government approval is required for the development as it extends into the Moreton Bay Ramsar site, which is subject to Commonwealth legislation. The EPBC Act referral decision is not a project approval, rather, it is the starting point for a detailed regulatory assessment process at Commonwealth and State level, which will include the opportunity for the community to again have their say on this project through public notification.

The project will require innovative design, engineering, sustainability and environmental responses to deliver a world class gateway that will better connect residents and visitors to the diverse coastal experiences and natural attractions of Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island.

Opportunities to supply goods and services

If you’re interested in supplying goods and services to the Toondah Harbour project, register for project updates at the Walker Group Holdings website.

They will work with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) to define work packages for goods and services, and update you when these are ready.

Register your interest

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