Marina plan for Cleveland revamp 

AN 800-boat marina, a public beach, a waterfront promenade with restaurants, cafes, shops and offices and buildings up to 15 storeys high are part of the vision for the Toondah Harbour area of Cleveland released for public discussion on Friday by the state government.

The key element in the draft proposal is the creation of a marina in front of G. J. Walter Park, with the dredging spoil being used to reclaim land to form a massive breakwater-development area out into the bay.

The plan would transform the area into a mix of residential, retail, commercial and community services with a waterfront promenade connecting the ferry terminals to the G. J. Walter Park and a public beach.

The proposal, if approved, would allow buildings up to 15 storeys on the foreshore and up to seven storeys on the reclaimed land.

The Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area Proposed Development Scheme gives the state government full control of the redevelopment of the area, which includes the area between the North Stradbroke Island ferry terminals and G. J. Walter Park, below the Grand View Hotel.

The 67ha area includes 17.5ha over land and 49.5ha over water.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney released the proposed development plans for Toondah Harbour, Cleveland, and Weinam Creek, Redland Bay, on Friday.

The PDA scheme for Toondah sets out a plan for development in the area and divides the area into four precincts a mixed use village between the existing ferry terminals and G.J. Walter Park; a residential precinct behind the park; a revamped ferry precinct; and a marina precinct in front of G. J. Walter Park, with the spoil from the dredging for a marina to be used to reclaim land for use as future residential development.

Community information forums for the Toondah Harbour PDA will be held on Saturday, February 1, from 1pm to 3pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal, on Friday, February 7, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal, and on Saturday, February 8, from 1pm to 3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Draft plans for both development can also be viewed at the Redland City Council office, Cleveland Library, Capalaba Customer Service Centre, Capalaba Library or Victoria Point Library until February 24.

Down the full Toondah PDA reporthere

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