SEALINK ANNOUNCES 2022 TIME SCHEDULE FOR NEW VEHICULAR BARGES AND WEINAM PDA TERMINAL SealLink recently announced plans to redevelop the Redland Bay vehicle ferry terminal and construct two brand new vehicle ferries. It is about better servicing the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, confirming an initial investment of over $17M. Work on both the new terminal and the new ferries, will start this year. A spokesperson fo SeaLink Travel Group has told The Friendly Bay Islander: “The terminal development and vessel builds will be constructed in stages to ensure a seamless delivery of services for our customers. “The initial infrastructure development will be done on the northern section of the terminal to activate the unused ramp area. “Then the first new vessel will be introduced to operate from the newly installed ramp and that is when the second phase of the infrastructure plan will commence. “The upgraded terminal will see a new ticket booth, loading lanes, two new floating ramps, storage facilities, and modern drainage to ensure clean waterways, with grassed areas and shaded seating. As for the new vehicular barges, SeaLink are planning for the first vessel to be ready for service early in the second half of this year, with the second vessel to follow in the fourth quarter. The vessels are 45m in length, feature additional passenger areas and have the capacity to carry approximately 43 cars. With two truck lanes included, the design will increase service capacity by approximately 35% (averaged over the week Mon-Sun). The new SeaLink Terminal will be located in the precinct of the Weinam Creek PDA area which is the single biggest project in the Redlands The $17m+ project ensures SeaLink can grow with the needs of the Southern Moreton Bay Island communities and deliver new ferries, increasing reliability and improving turnaround times, with enhanced customer amenity.
• The Redland Bay Terminal set for redevelopment.