Have your say about two new residential and tourism hubs in the Redland region.

Redlands residents have the chance to can have their say on two draft plans for new residential and tourism hubs in the Redlands region.

The two new hubs will aim to drive visitors to Redlands. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the development of Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas was a significant step in realising the potential of picturesque Redlands.

“I encourage all residents to have their say on draft plans for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek development areas during the public notification period, which runs from today until 24 February 2014”

“The draft plans for these areas aim to capture the full potential of these picturesque waterways by making them gateways to the outlying Moreton Bay islands for the local community and tourists to enjoy, ” Mr Seeney said.

The development opportunities include mixed use and medium density residential developments at both sites. Toondah Harbour will involve tourism and retail developments, dedicated ferry terminals and a possible private berth marina.

The two hubs were requested by Redland City Council and were declared in June.

“I congratulate Redland City Council for identifying these sites and for their hard work supporting Economic Development Queensland to get the plans to this stage, “Mr Seeney said.

Acting Redland City Mayor, Councillor Alan Beard, also urged the community to view the draft plans for two projects that will help shape the future of the city.

“The draft plans are the result of consultation with community and business stakeholders in August,” Mr Beard said.

Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area

The PDA is located on the southern shores of Moreton Bay in Cleveland, approximately one kilometre east of the Cleveland central business district.

Community information forums on this PDA will be held on:

• Saturday 1 February 2014, 1-3pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal

• Friday 7 February 2014, 3.30pm-5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal

• Saturday 8 February 2014, 1-3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

To view the Toondah Harbour draft plan visit www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/toondahPDA

Weinam Creek Priority Development Area

The PDA is located in Redland Bay and incorporates the

Weinam Creek Marina located at the intersection of Banana Street and Meissner Street.

Community information forums on this PDA will be held on:

• Thursday 30 January 2014, 5-8pm at Redland Bay Community Hall, Redland Bay

• Thursday 6 February 2014, 5-8pm at Macleay Progress Hall, Macleay Island.

To view The Weinam Creek draft plan visit www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/weinamPDA 

The plans can also be viewed at the Redland City Council office, Cleveland Library, Capalaba Customer Service Centre, Capalaba Library or Victoria Point Library until 24 February 2014.

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