Comment sought from the public on car park to be built on Moores farm land at Redland Bay

RESIDENT: Steven Komorowski from the Redland Bay Residents Action Group speaks at a rally at Weinam Creek in March. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough
RESIDENT: Steven Komorowski from the Redland Bay Residents Action Group speaks at a rally at Weinam Creek in March. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

AN APPLICATION to build a car park on the former Moores farm at Redland Bay is up for comment.

The development - part of the Weinam Creek priority development area - is being done by the council's Redland Investment Corporation.

The Moores Road development has been the subject of debate with residents from the area objecting to the proposal.

Southern Moreton Bay Island residents are divided over the proposal with some saying that it would help relieve parking congestion. Others have argued that the land floods and is unsuitable for parking and is too far from the ferry terminal for elderly ferry passengers to walk to and from.

Submissions on the plans must be made to the state government by May 22.

A report states the application relates to a 568-space public car park and a pedestrian bridge between the new car park and the northern side of Weinam Creek providing connection to the passenger ferry terminal.

OPPOSING: Residents against the Moores Road car park at a rally in March. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

OPPOSING: Residents against the Moores Road car park at a rally in March. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

It also provides access for pedestrians from Moores Road to a future recreational boat ramp and the pedestrian bridge and a north-south vehicle connection from Moores Road to the recreational boat ramp.

"The car park makes provision for parking associated with the future recreational boat ramp with the design accommodating 204 temporary car parking spaces to be converted to boat parking spaces as part of future stages," the report said.

The report said development within the precinct that includes the Moores farm land would provide opportunities for convenient longer term parking with good connections to the ferry.

A traffic impact assessment report said the site was estimated to generate 146 vehicles per hour during the morning peak period and 161 vph during the afternoon peak period.

The report said a site visit found safety concerns in the area due to damaged guide posts and overgrown vegetation blocking warning signage and sight distance.

Redland Investment Corporation has applied separately to reconfigure the land to create nine residential lots fronting Moores Road and a larger super lot for future development.

The Weinam Creek PDA covers an area of 42 hectares including 36.2 hectares on land and 5.8 hectares on water.

Submissions to Economic Development Queensland can be emailed to pdadevelopmentassessment@dsdmip.qld.gov.au or hand delivered to EDQ Development Assessment, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, 1 William Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.