TOONDAH HARBOUR TO PLAY VITAL ROLE IN CONNECTING THE REDLANDS TO THE ISLANDS OF MORETON BAY
A rejuvenated Toondah Harbour will play a vital role in the connection to the strategically important islands of Moreton Bay. Not only that, the 3.5 hectare waterside precinct will become a wonderful waterside family zone that will include a South Bank-style lagoon pool and water play area. In other words, it will be a tourism beacon for the Redlands that will also feature natural walking paths, picnic spots and green open spaces. A bonus will be other recreational amenities including a wetland education and cultural centre and low impact walking trails. A marina plaza with boutique retail and dining precinct will complement an exciting leisure and events destination attracting tourism to the region. Toondah Harbour Project Lead Rabieh Krayem said Toondah Harbour will create a modern Redlands that meets the needs of current and future generations “while maintaining and preserving the local environment.” The redevelopment will provide a new ferry terminal and charter boat facility to encourage tourism and to improve Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) residents’ commute to the mainland. Most importantly, the project will bring about vital harbour and navigation channel improvements that are necessary for future safe routes to the nearby islands. As the gateway to the beautiful Moreton Bay and surrounding islands, the revitalisation of Toondah Harbour will be a catalyst for economic growth throughout the Redlands and south-east Queensland. Walker Corporation’s plans for Toondah Harbour are forecast to provide 1000 jobs each year during the construction phase and deliver a $1.4 billion boost to the economy. Once completed, the project will bring an additional 50,000 visitors to the Redlands Coast each year, injecting more than $17 million in economic activity for local businesses. Visit www.toondah-harbour.com.au to learn more and receive updates about the project.
• An image of the Toondah Harbour Lagoon Pool and water play area.