Much-needed port upgrade for the Redlands Coast
A world-class ferry terminal upgrade at the new Toondah Harbour will strengthen and enhance connections between Cleveland and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and, potentially, other southern Moreton Bay islands.
The state-of-the-art port facility, featuring 1,010 free public car parking spaces for ferry users, will also increase the capacity for charter operators, facilitating a significant investment in the Redlands Coast.
Over the past decades, Toondah Harbour has evolved into a busy passenger port and requires a major upgrade of its facilities and the Fison Channel.
Each year, the barges and ferries transport about one million passengers and 200,000 vehicles between Minjerribah and Toondah Harbour.
Fixing the current ferry terminal requires more than a simple upgrade of the landside facilities and amenities.
The shallow, narrow Fison Channel that links Moreton Bay to Toondah Harbour requires significant works to create a safer, wider and deeper channel for ferry operators and recreational vessels that share the channel.
As part of the development, Walker Corporation will undertake capital dredging to create a two-way navigation channel and extend the swing basin. The dredged material will then be beneficially reused on site to create the new landform, rather than being transported elsewhere for disposal.
The port facilities will include new barge and passenger terminals, a landscaped public plaza, bus interchange, passenger and goods drop-off, charter berths and a public pontoon.
The masterplan also allows for the Redland City Council to build a 500-space multi-deck car park in the future if demand arises.
Talk Toondah Sessions
In mid-2020, a series of ‘Talk Toondah’ sessions were held to provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions of the consultants undertaking the technical assessments for the environmental impact statement (EIS), which is currently being prepared for the Toondah Harbour project.
If you missed out on attending the Talk Toondah sessions, complete the form below to register your interest in any upcoming events, information sessions and more.
There are a number of videos that were recorded as part of the first series of Talk Toondah sessions, these are available to view on our Talk Toondah page.