HAMILTON STREET EXTENSION WILL DELENIATE NEW LOOK WEINAM CREEK AREA Division 5 councillor Mark Edwards says work on Hamilton Street re-direction at Weinam Creek will ‘delineate and define’ the future of the multi-million dollar PDA area. “The road works that are now under construction will see Hamilton Street link up to two major blocks of land council owns in Outridge and Banana Streets. The new roadway will link up to the entry road that leads to the Weinam Creek Terminal and parking areas. When completed, the areas for major private unit housing and massive car parking station will become obvious. This Hamilton Street extension is the first step towards providing vital road infrastructure improvements to the area. Plans include transforming the northern end of Banana Street into a cul-de-sac and extending Hamilton Street to generate a new loop road for better public access to the Marina Ferry Terminal and exit past the Queensland Government’s new health facility (satellite hospital) Redland City Council has asked islanders and Weinan Creek residents to allow extra time when accessing the ferry terminal during this time. To avoid road works during the construction period, drivers are encouraged to enter via Meissner Street, Redland Bay. Preliminary works adjacent to Moores Road car park will also commence in preparation for the new recreational boat ramp. Access to the car park will not be impacted. Construction in both these areas is anticipated to take approximately 12 months, weather and construction delays permitting. It is believed that work on the new multi-storey car park is then scheduled to start. This work is expected to take a further two years. It is believed announcements will soon be made in relation to further ‘temporary’ car parking arrangements whilst this important work is carried out. The rejuvenation of Weinam Creek is set to create more than 700 jobs and generate almost $30 million for the local economy, as well as deliver much-needed transport upgrades, community services and local jobs. Redland Investment Corporation (RIC), on behalf of Council, is delivering this catalyst project that will transform Redland Bay into a vibrant waterfront precinct with restaurants, cafes, a supermarket, more parking, new walkways and more open space. The project has already delivered more than 500 new parking spaces at Moores Road, new pathways for improved connectivity, and a footbridge.
• Cr Mark Edwards at the Hamilton Street site where work has now started.