Redland City Council reveals Weinam Creek development plan

A DRAFT council plan for Weinam Creek includes car parks, residential areas, restaurants, walkways and a new boat ramp.

It says secure and free parking – at ground level and in multi-storey buildings – would be increased but the number of parks would be based on demand as the project progressed.

The plan shows medium and high density residential areas, a pedestrian bridge linking a car park on Moores Farm land to Meissner Street and waterfront promenades.

The draft plan comes after a decision last month not to proceed with a proposal by Walker Group.

Mayor Karen Williams said council had stepped in to develop the precinct to ensure it included significant public infrastructure.

“The master plan, being developed by council for delivery in stages, will transform the waterfront of Redland Bay and enhance the amenity and functionality of the busy local community hub,” she said.

Cr Williams said the plan was based on feedback provided during the consultation when the 42-hectare Weinam Creek priority development scheme area was created in 2014.

After the revised plan was submitted for approval later this year, there would be a 20-day public notification period for community feedback.

Redland City Council’s draft master plan:

Ground level car parks on farmland adjoining Moores Road, south of Weinam Creek, are expected to be among the first stages of work.

Storage lockers would be installed and drop-off facilities improved.

Commercial and retail spaces could include cafes, restaurants and a medical precinct.

The plan also includes new open space, rejuvenation of existing parkland and new pedestrian and cycle ways and a new public boat ramp and boat parking.

Redlands MP Kim Richards said she would work with council to ensure the project delivered economic development, jobs growth and the infrastructure.

“This project will deliver the infrastructure the community needs to access and ensure the precinct’s success into the future,” she said.