A WATERFRONT esplanade, a marina, off-site ferry passenger car parking, and three, five and seven storey buildings are part of the plan for the Weinam Creek, Redland Bay, area under a proposed development scheme released by the state government yesterday.
The proposed development would see the revitalisation of the area with a mix of residential, retail and commercial development as well as upgrading transport service facilities, parking and community services.
The Weinam Creek Priority Development Area Proposed Development Scheme outlines the future look of the area, which is the ferry link to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. The state government declared the area a Priority Development Area, giving it control over development of the land and water in the 42ha it covers, of which 6ha is 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.
As part of the plan, Neville Stafford Park will be a centrepiece of a waterfront promenade, and future marina. The plan says there is an opportunity for an iconic community building overlooking the memorial space and fringed by cafes and small retailers.
The plan also allows for building up to three storeys on the foreshore, with heights up to seven storeys in Banana , Outridge and Hamilton (east side) street areas, and up to five storeys in the area bounded by Weinam, Messenger and Hamilton streets.
One of the big changes would be the eventual relocation of Weinam Creek ferry car parking to undeveloped land Messenger Street, and Moores Road with an easy connection to the ferry terminal.
Eventually, a new passenger ferry terminal and bus station would be built upstream of a widened Weinam Creek on the northern side.
The public boat ramp would also be relocated to the end of Weinam Creek, on the southern side.
Community information forums on this PDA will be held on: Thursday, January 30, from 5pm to 8pm at Redland Bay Community Hall, Redland Bay, and on Thursday, February, 6 from 5pm to 8pm at Macleay Progress Hall, Macleay Island.
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