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Toondah agreement to deliver $116m in community infrastructure

The Redlands will benefit from nearly $116 million worth of community improvements under an infrastructure agreement for the $1.4 billion Toondah Harbour project.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a wide range of community infrastructure would be provided to the City at no cost to ratepayers as part of the agreement with the Walker Corporation.

“This agreement offers the Redlands world-class community facilities which we would not otherwise be able to afford, transforming an outmoded and substandard ferry terminal into a magnificent waterfront attraction,” Cr Williams said. “This infrastructure – all $116 million of it – will come at no cost but great benefit to ratepayers.’’

Key infrastructure to be provided under the agreement includes:

• Complete upgrade of the marine channel and swing basin;
• New ferry terminal, ticketing and information facilities;
• A minimum of 1449 car parks, an increase of 71 per cent;
• Bus interchange;
• Waterfront plaza;
• Boardwalks;
• Improvements to GJ Walter park plus new foreshore parks and a water play area;
• Boat and watercraft launching facilities;
• Open space and wildlife corridors;
• Road and cycleway upgrades; and
• Sewerage, storm water and trunk water upgrades

The project is expected to provide more than 1000 construction jobs a year and 500 jobs a year on completion of the project.
“This project will generate an estimated $2.3 billion in economic activity in the region, delivering a modern gateway to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island, plus sewer, road and ferry terminal parking upgrades, provision of park and other open space enhancements and waterfront boardwalks,’’ Cr Williams said.

“This will be a place for all Redlanders, with greater public open space and access to the waterfront and new public foreshore parklands.
“It also will offer Redlanders a range of new residential options in a vibrant tourism and retail precinct which will also benefit our Cleveland business centre.
“This agreement, which was critical to the project going ahead, has secured community infrastructure for generations of Redlanders while retaining the flexibility for alterations to be agreed following the Federal Government’s review of the project.”

The Infrastructure Agreement will be made public in the New Year.

Posted on 29 Dec 2015

(1) Comments

  1. Kate Flower commented on 18 January 2016

    Hi Karen,
    Toondah Harbour development fantastic for Cleveland, but
    access to Cleveland from city needs to be upgraded first, before bringing in another 10,000 odd residents. The Long St extension needs to be back on the agenda urgently as Finucane Rd is a nightmare. I drive across to Moggill on a weekly basis, and Finucane Rd wins hands down as the most congested road beating Coro Drive, Moggill Rd, Expressway etc.  Long St extension has been on the maps for nearly 35 years, and needs to go ahead to give Cleveland residents a fair go.  It can take 25 or more minutes from Cleveland to Capalaba, and then only 20 minutes from there into the city.  Something needs to be done, or is this the road upgrade mentioned in the article?