Weinam Creek Priority Development Area Project
On 3 May 2013, Council resolved to support a Council application to the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) seeking a Priority Development Area (PDA) declaration for Weinam Creek.
In June 2013, Weinam Creek was declared a PDA, providing an 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 commercial and recreational precinct.
On 22 November 2013, Council resolved to endorse for public notification the proposed Development Scheme for the Weinam Creek PDA. The public notification and submission period for the Weinam Creek PDA Development Scheme was undertaken from 10 January to 24 February 2014.
On 29 May 2014, the Weinam Creek PDA Development Scheme was approved by the State Government. The Council and EDQ also invited proponents to call for Expressions of Interest for the development of Weinam Creek.
In December 2015, Walker Group Holdings presented three high-level design concepts to Councillors to gain their feedback on options for the ferry terminal and potential new marina.
On 1 August 2016, Walker Group Holdings submitted its Request for Proposal documents to Council and the State Government for assessment.
On 18 May 2018, Council announced that a decision had been made in conjunction with Walker Group not to proceed with Walker Group's Weinam Creek PDA project proposal.
In June 2018, Council confirmed its commitment to the rejuvenation of the Weinam Creek PDA, announcing plans to develop the site to provide the community infrastructure that the area requires.
Council's master plan [PDF, 6.56MB] which will be delivered in stages, will transform the waterfront of Redland Bay, improve the usability of the transport hub, attract visitors, create jobs and drive economic development in the area.
The master plan will include:
- More open space
- New pedestrian and cycle ways
- Rejuvenation of existing parkland
- More car parks
- Improved drop off and storage facilities for island residents and visitors
- A new boat ramp to separate emergency and public access
- A mix of residential and retail spaces including cafes, restaurants and potential for a medical precinct.
Project update - 8 March 2019
Redland City Council has a clear vision for the Weinam Creek PDA precinct that responds to the community's needs. Weinam Creek is set to become an exciting and dynamic destination in its own right - as well as an effective transport hub and gateway to the islands.
Council-owned subsidiary Redland Investment Corporation is working with Council to develop stage one of the project, which will provide valuable infrastructure for the community, including ground-level car parks and a footbridge connecting the Moores Road site to the Redland Bay Marina. The footbridge will provide more direct access to the marina, accommodating foot traffic and bicycles as well as mobility scooters.
Stage one will also include site preparation for future residential dwellings including nine house lots fronting Moores Road and a one-hectare lot for residential development.
A development application for nine house lots fronting Moores Road, Redland Bay, which was lodged with the State Government in late 2018, was recently subject to a public submission process. The community was invited to provide feedback regarding the application between 11 January to 11 February 2019.
Submission comments are being considered in the assessment of the application, which is currently underway. There are ongoing investigations underway by external consultants on the Moores Road site, including surveying, soil testing and service location.
Pending approvals of development applications for the Moores Road car park and housing lots, construction of stage one is expected to commence in early to mid-2019.
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- Weinam Creek PDA redevelopment - March 2019 update [PDF, 5.23MB]
- Weinam Creek PDA redevelopment Stage 1 - March 2019 update [PDF, 3MB]
- Weinam Creek PDA proposed master plan [PDF, 5.56MB]
- Weinam Creek PDA Stage 1 proposed master plan [PDF, 5.3MB]
- Weinam Creek PDA FAQs
- Weinam Creek FAQs on the Queensland Government website