Seeney finalises Toondah and Weinam plans

THE state government has finalised planning schemes for developments at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek ferry terminals.

Weinam Creek where deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has ruled that any new passenger ferry and bus terminal must be relocated with car-parking.

Weinam Creek where deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has ruled that any new passenger ferry and bus terminal must be relocated with car-parking.

Toondah Harbour, where deputy premier Jeff Seeney has announced the finalised planning scheme, which includes buildings to 10-storeys.

Toondah Harbour, where deputy premier Jeff Seeney has announced the finalised planning scheme, which includes buildings to 10-storeys.

Weinam Creek where Jeff Seeney has finalised a development scheme.

Weinam Creek where Jeff Seeney has finalised a development scheme.

Weinam Creek ferry terminal where plans have been finalised for a development scheme.

Weinam Creek ferry terminal where plans have been finalised for a development scheme.

Council's artist impression of Toondah Harbour

Council's artist impression of Toondah Harbour

Cleveland MP Mark Robinson speaks with Cleveland residents at Toondah Harbour.

Cleveland MP Mark Robinson speaks with Cleveland residents at Toondah Harbour.

An artist's impression of a much-widened Weinam Creek.

An artist's impression of a much-widened Weinam Creek.

An artist's view of what Toondah Harbour might look like. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has announced finalised planning schemes for this harbour and the one at Weinam Creek.

An artist's view of what Toondah Harbour might look like. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has announced finalised planning schemes for this harbour and the one at Weinam Creek.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney announced the approved development schemes on Saturday saying they were both shaped by community feedback.

The two finalised schemes will guide future land use, planning and development decisions at the two ferry terminals.

Mr Seeney said they included Redland City Council requests to reduce building heights at Toondah Harbour from 15 to 10 storeys and ensure no net loss of public open space at GJ Walter and Sel Outridge parks.

He also said the Toondah scheme included halving the maximum number of proposed marina berths from 800 to 400 and the Weinam Creek scheme included reinforcing the requirement to co-locate any new passenger ferry and bus terminal with car-parking.

Mayor Karen Williams congratulated the state for taking the community requests on board and said the approved schemes balanced the needs of the community with plans to attract investors.

“From the outset council has said the redevelopment of these key sites should be taken up by the market rather than left to the ratepayers and I think the development schemes that have been approved will help achieve that," Cr Williams said.

“Council listened to the community by asking the state government to amend the schemes based on feedback we received throughout the process."

In January last year, Redland City Council asked the state government to declare the two precincts as Priority Development Areas and in June last year, Mr Seeney obliged.

A community consultation program was undertaken in August last year and again this year in an effort to determine the type of development the city wanted and needed.

Now the planning is in place, council will be ready to take expressions of interest and go out to market to attract industry to the multi-million dollar projects.

Cleveland MP Mark Robinson said the Toondah Harbour project remained on track with expressions of interest draft submitted to council.

"The community's views on building heights, parks and marina berths, among other areas, have been taken on board by the LNP government, evidenced by EDQs acceptance of the Council's revised Toondah plan that was recently endorsed 10-1 by councillors."

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