The secret is out
Redland City open for business and investment
Transport to support growth
• South East Queensland undergoing rapid growth
• Redland City expects extra 40,000 residents ...
United front needed
• Overcoming challenges requires partnership with
all levels of government and private sector
• Smalle...
Redland City key transport projects
• Must encourage public transport use
• Goal to increase public transport daily trips ...
Priority Development Areas
• Two Redland City projects granted PDA status
Toondah Harbour

Weinam Creek
Priority Development Areas cont.
• Investment essential to drive projects
• Potential to fast-track projects – investor in...
Toondah Harbour
• Toondah Harbour is the tourism
gateway to the pristine beaches
of North Stradbroke Island.
• The site is...
Weinam Creek
• Weinam Creek is an area
supporting a wide range of
maritime, community and
transport activities.
• This pre...
PDA update
• Engagement is critical to ensuring these projects meet
community expectations
• Engagement has shown people w...
Toondah Harbour feedback
• Boating facilities
• Entertainment
and hospitality
facilities
• Complement the
local environmen...
Weinam Creek feedback
• ‘Drop in’ facilities
for cruising
boaties
• shopping and
eating precincts
• adjacent health
hub
• ...
PDA timeline

• Phase 1: July 2013 – Late 2013

– technical and background studies being completed that will inform
develo...
A combined effort yielding success
• PDAs attracting interest from Asia and Australian
investors
• In addition to PDAs, ot...
TransLink services in the Redlands
• Ferries and barges keep the Redlands moving
• Extension of TransLink to the Southern ...
Conclusion
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The challenges ahead are great
We are all having to learn to do more with less
Redland City has en...
Redland City
The best place to live, play and do business
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Cr Karen Williams, Redland City Council: The role of transport in building a stronger local economy and community

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Cr Karen Williams, Mayor, Redlands City Council delivered this presentation at the 2013 QLD Transport Infrastructure conference. Delivering "better infrastructure and planning" is key to the State Government’s plan of a four pillar economy to get "Queensland back on track". As transport takes a leading role in strengthening the Queensland economy, there has never been a better time to review the transport projects and policy promoting the State's future productivity and prosperity. For more information about the annual event, please visit the conference website: http://www.statetransportevents.com.au/qldtransport

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Cr Karen Williams, Redland City Council: The role of transport in building a stronger local economy and community

  1. 1. The secret is out Redland City open for business and investment
  2. 2. Transport to support growth • South East Queensland undergoing rapid growth • Redland City expects extra 40,000 residents by 2031 • Growth brings with it significant challenges • Need to plan now for the future to prevent mistakes of past • Transport infrastructure delivery a key challenge
  3. 3. United front needed • Overcoming challenges requires partnership with all levels of government and private sector • Smaller South East Qld Councils face added complexities due to size and location • Key transport routes in and out of city carry 60% of the Redlands’ population daily • Significant number of island residents also travel daily via marine transport
  4. 4. Redland City key transport projects • Must encourage public transport use • Goal to increase public transport daily trips by 40,000 • Two key projects will support this – Eastern Busway – Rail duplication • Projects critical to the future of the Redlands
  5. 5. Priority Development Areas • Two Redland City projects granted PDA status Toondah Harbour Weinam Creek
  6. 6. Priority Development Areas cont. • Investment essential to drive projects • Potential to fast-track projects – investor interest • Projects support the growing need for marine transport infrastructure • Importance of Council and government working together • Planning schemes within 12 months (June 2014), with development expected within 3-5 years
  7. 7. Toondah Harbour • Toondah Harbour is the tourism gateway to the pristine beaches of North Stradbroke Island. • The site is a key transport hub, providing frequent bus services to/from Cleveland train station and ferry and barge services to North Stradbroke Island. The PDA site is approximately 67 hectares in size including 18 hectares of local and state government-owned land and 49 hectares over water.
  8. 8. Weinam Creek • Weinam Creek is an area supporting a wide range of maritime, community and transport activities. • This precinct has potential to become a dynamic seaside precinct supporting a wide range of economic activity spaces. The PDA site covers a total area of approximately 42 hectares (36.2 hectares over land and 5.8 hectares within Moreton Bay).
  9. 9. PDA update • Engagement is critical to ensuring these projects meet community expectations • Engagement has shown people want a combination of marine transport infrastructure such as boat marinas and mixed use development
  10. 10. Toondah Harbour feedback • Boating facilities • Entertainment and hospitality facilities • Complement the local environment and cooling bay breezes
  11. 11. Weinam Creek feedback • ‘Drop in’ facilities for cruising boaties • shopping and eating precincts • adjacent health hub • an artificial beach
  12. 12. PDA timeline • Phase 1: July 2013 – Late 2013 – technical and background studies being completed that will inform development options for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek. – consulting with developers, investors, Redland residents and other stakeholders on: • known issues and constraints associated with Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek • likely development scenarios for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek. • Phase 2: Late 2013 – Early 2014 – After preparation of both proposed development schemes, the community will be advised via public notification
  13. 13. A combined effort yielding success • PDAs attracting interest from Asia and Australian investors • In addition to PDAs, other key projects that show the importance of government working together include: • Three dredging projects co-funded by DTMR to support new marine transport infrastructure • TransLink integration for Southern Moreton Bay Islands
  14. 14. TransLink services in the Redlands • Ferries and barges keep the Redlands moving • Extension of TransLink to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands shows the advantages of working together • 200,000 passengers in first two months • Has provided social and economic benefits in improving accessibility and providing free intraisland travel
  15. 15. Conclusion • • • • • • The challenges ahead are great We are all having to learn to do more with less Redland City has entered exciting era By working together we can succeed Redland City open for business and investment Actively seeking investment – need to convert potential into reality
  16. 16. Redland City The best place to live, play and do business

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