THE state government will spend $750,000 to replace the old Harold Walker Jetty at Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island.
There was an outcry from the community earlier this year after the severely corroded jetty was closed, with residents launching a protest against its removal.
"Unfortunately, the Harold Walker Jetty was left in a state of disrepair and is no longer safe to use or even be retained due to public safety concerns, but we want to see a new safe fishing spot for locals preserved," Transport Minister Mark Bailey said.
He said the government would commit to the job and consult with the community on replacement structures.
Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson said a petition he took to Parliament had strong support.
"The battle to stop Labor's cuts to marine infrastructure on Straddie has been won," he said. "Residents from all walks of life rallied to oppose the jetty's demolition and they will all be celebrating their win."
Redland mayor Karen Williams said the state had agreed to upgrade the jetty after she stepped in.
"This is a win for common sense and I thank the minister for listening to my wishes as well as those of the community," she said.
Earlier this year, Cr Williams said she wanted the jetty to stay until the Dunwich master plan was released.
But Mr Bailey said there was no link between the master plan and the jetty, and he did not want to delay replacing the structure.
"I previously offered to partner with council to fund a replacement on a 50:50 funding arrangement but sadly they refused.
"Building this new structure is subject to council taking on responsibility of maintaining it, which the state will fund, consistent with what is done across the state and for other marine infrastructure in Redlands," he said.
Mr Bailey said demolition of the existing jetty would be paused while community consultation took place, but access to the jetty would remain prohibited due to safety risks.
"My department is developing several options for the community to consider, to ensure access to fishing and other amenities remains for locals," he said.
Cr Peter Mitchell said it was great news.
"I am encouraged by the minister's comments that the state would engage with all stakeholders on the Dunwich (Goompi) master plan and I stand ready to assist to ensure the community is informed about what will be delivered as part of the plan," he said.
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