Council has committed to the rejuvenation of the Weinam Creek PDA to provide the required public and community infrastructure identified through the initial PDA project public consultation process.

Council's master plan for the area is designed to 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 draft plan proposes:

  • additional ground level and multi-deck car park spaces over life of project
  • reconfigured road network to ease congestion
  • provision for new residential, commercial and retail spaces including cafes, restaurants and potential medical precinct.
  • new pedestrian walkways and cycle ways
  • increased green space and open space areas
  • rejuvenation of existing parks and parkland
  • improved drop off and storage facilities for island residents and visitors
  • new public boat ramp and boat parking.

The timing of the staged development of the new master plan will be subject to ongoing review by Council under the requirements of the PDA planning process, with potential investments and budget considerations also to be taken into consideration.

Stage 1 provides valuable car parking, a footbridge connecting new car parking on Moores Road to the Redland Bay Marina precinct and includes a nine residential sub-division. The footbridge and connecting pathways are now available for public use and the Moores Road car park will be finalised at the end of September 2020, once the security camera installation is complete.

The draft plan provides for a mix of ground level and multi-deck car parks, reconfiguration of existing car parking area within the ferry precinct, including parking at the new Moores Road site. The final number of car parks will be based on demand.

The northern section of the Moores Road car park will eventually be converted to boat trailer parking to service the new boat ramp and the southern end will be overflow parking.

Yes, there will be an allocation of disabled car parks.

Ensuring the safety of commuters and residents is of upmost importance to Council. Lighting and a range of security measures, including security cameras are part of the plan.

The footbridge is three metres wide and able to accommodate bicycles and mobility scooters as well as foot traffic.

It takes approximately seven minutes to walk from the ferry terminal to the car park.

There is a planted buffer zone and acoustic fence between all residences that directly adjoin the car park.

An assessment panel comprising officers from Redland City Council (Council) and the State Government examined Walker Group’s proposal in detail. With the agreement of Walker Group, a decision was made not to proceed with the Walker Group proposal and to close the Request for Proposal process.

Walker’s vision for the Weinam Creek development was excellent, however there were challenges with the lack of commercial development opportunities to fund the public infrastructure outcomes Council and the State Government are requiring at Weinam Creek.

Redland City Council, in partnership with Redland Investment Corporation are developing a revised master plan for the Weinam Creek PDA in line with the Weinam Creek Priority Development Scheme.

Council has committed to the rejuvenation of the area and drafting a plan for the area that provides the required public and community infrastructure identified through the initial PDA project public consultation feedback.

A new masterplan for the site, which is in line with the Weinam Creek Priority Development Scheme, has been made publicly available by Council.

The plan for the site can be viewed on Council’s website.  Council is now working towards refinement and agreement of the plan. The final master plan is expected to be submitted to the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Local Representative Committee (LRC) for approval and endorsement in 2021.

The development assessment process for the Weinam Creek PDA master plan follows:

  • The Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Local Representative Committee (LRC) is the assessment manager for the development application.
  • The LRC will decide the application on behalf of the Minister of Economic Development Queensland.
  • LRC will assess the application and make a decision regarding approval.
  • The development application will be assessed under the Economic Development Act 2012 and the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area Development Scheme.
  • The legislative assessment timeframes under this Act are as follows:
    • Information Request Period – 20 business days after application is made
    • Public Notification (where required) – 20 business days
    • Decision Making Period – 40 business days

The benefits of the new master plan will extend far beyond the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and residents in the immediate Weinam Creek area. The new master plan aims to transform the waterfront of Redland Bay and enhance the amenity and functionality of the local area, positioning the area as a destination in its own right.

The plan allows for retail and commercial space including a potential health precinct and cafés and restaurants, complementing existing commercial and residential activity, creating and supporting employment opportunities and attracting tourists and visitors to the area.

The development will be in accordance with the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area Scheme.

Council is committed to redeveloping the site and providing the community infrastructure the area requires. The plan aims to improve the mobility and lifestyle experiences of residents surrounding the precinct, stimulate tourism to the island and improve local economies.

The proposed development will be in accordance with the Weinam Creek Priority Development Scheme Area. A comprehensive community consultation programme was conducted in 2014, which helped inform the planning scheme. 

Development applications will be reviewed and assessed by the Local Representative Committee, and if required, submitted for a 20-day public notification period during which time the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback.

The draft plan provides for a mix of ground level and multi-deck car parks, reconfiguration of existing car parking area within the ferry precinct, and additional secure ground level and multi deck car parks, including parking on the newly acquired Moores farm land. The final number of car parks will be based on demand

There will be an increase in both secure parking and free parking. The final configuration will depend on the staged development approved for the site. Car parking allocation will be adjusted to meet demand as the project progresses.

The road network around the ferry precinct will be reconfigured to improve safety, ease congestion, connecting Hamilton Street through to Outridge and Banana Streets and incorporating the existing bus route.

Hydraulic engineering issues, including flooding impacts, have been taken into consideration during the development assessment process for the project.

The residential component of the master plan will be built in accordance with the Weinam Creek PDA Development Scheme. The Scheme supports appropriate residential uses throughout the precinct, where not in conflict with other desired outcomes, with the height limit ranging from one to seven storeys. The structure of the plan provides land uses for a range of housing types.

Development plans will not comprise existing private land holdings.

The plan allows for retail and commercial space including a potential health precinct, cafés and restaurants, complementing existing commercial and residential activity in the area, supporting employment opportunities and attracting tourists and visitors.

Translink will retain ownership and management of the ferry terminal.

There are no immediate plans to move the ferry terminal. The newly completed Translink bus and ferry interchange will remain in its current location. It has been concluded the current location on state owned land was the most suitable and efficient for provision of the existing transport services.

Yes, there will be an opportunity for local business to tender for work in future stages.

Council and the State are landowners of a portion of land within the Weinam Creek PDA. Council has prepared a draft master plan and will manage the delivery of the master plan in collaboration with Redland Investment Corporation.

Council and Redland Investment Corporation will fund the project in conjunction with private sector developers and manage the construction process.

An assessment panel comprising officers from Council and the State Government examined a project proposal submitted by Walker Group in detail. With the agreement of Walker Group, a decision was made not to proceed with the Walker Group proposal and to close the Request for Proposal process.

Council made the decision to take on the planning for the area and has developed a revised draft master plan, in line with the Weinam Creek Priority Development Scheme.