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Weinam Creek Priority Development Area Project

On 3 May 2013, Council resolved to apply to the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) for 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.

In January 2021, Council-owned subsidiary Redland Investment Corporation submitted the final draft master plan to Economic Development Queensland for assessment. 

On 5 August 2021, a public notification period for the final draft master plan was announced, concluding on 10 September 2021.

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. 

Redland Investment Corporation is working with Council to develop stage one of the Project. The 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 - August 2021

The final proposed masterplan for the Weinam Creek PDA redevelopment has been submitted to Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) for assessment and the public submission process is now open.

The proposed master plan, 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, whilst providing much needed increased parking solutions for the Southern Moreton Bay Island commuters.  

The State Government is taking submissions on the proposed master plan for between 5 August to 10 September 2021. Submission comments will be considered in the assessment of the application.

Written submissions can be made to Economic Development Queensland electronically at pdadevelopmentassessment@dsdmip.qld.gov.au or delivered to:
EDQ Development Assessment, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning at 1 William Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

Details of the application can be viewed online at:
https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/economic-development-qld/buying-and-developing-land/development-applications-and-assessment/current-applications-and-approvals

Click here to view a Flythrough video of the master plan

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