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Weinam Creek

The Weinam Creek Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared at the request of Redland City Council (RCC) on 21 June 2013. Planning of the Weinam Creek PDA will be managed by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) in partnership with RCC. Development assessment powers have been delegated to RCC.

Development of the PDA provides an opportunity to support economic development and will seek to reinforce Weinam Creek as a community focus and a regional gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands including Macleay, Lamb, Karragarra and Russell islands. Development will include opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development.

The Weinam Creek PDA is located in Redland Bay and incorporates the Weinam Creek Marina located at the intersection of Banana Street and Meissner Street. The total area of the PDA is approximately 42 hectares, including 36 hectares over land and nearly 6 hectares over water.

Facilities at the marina include a jetty used by various commercial ferry operators servicing the Moreton Bay islands, bus stop, recreation boat ramp facilities and long-term parking areas for residents of the Moreton Bay islands to park their mainland vehicles. The surrounding area features a mix of urban development, which is predominantly suburban in character, with significant areas of open space along the foreshore. These areas vary from walkway corridors and small picnic areas to large sporting areas. This foreshore open space presents significant views to Moreton Bay and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

Weinam Creek

PDA Proposed Development Scheme and public notification

Public notification of the proposed development scheme for the Weinam Creek PDA was held from 10 January to 24 February 2014.

During the submission period all interested parties including the community, residents, and business operators were invited to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission for consideration by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ).

A copy of the submissions has been provided to Redland City Council (RCC). The MEDQ, in consultation with RCC, will use this information to consider what amendments may be necessary to make to the proposed development schemes. The MEDQ will prepare a submissions report identifying the issues and how they have been addressed and what changes should be made to the development scheme.

The final development scheme and submissions report will be made available on the department's website.

Download the Weinam Creek proposed development scheme (PDF icon 947 KB)

Information is also available on the Toondah Harbour PDA, also located in the Redland City Council (RCC) area.

  • Planning for the PDA

    The Economic Development Act 2012 provides for a streamlined planning and development framework for particular parts of the state (declared Priority Development Areas or PDAs) to facilitate economic development, and development for community purposes.

    Once a site is declared, under the ED Act, a development scheme for the PDA must be prepared.

    In partnership with Redland City Council and stakeholders, Economic Development Queensland has prepared a proposed development scheme which provides for redevelopment of the area including mixed use residential, retail and tourism based development.

    The proposed development scheme is on public display from 10 January to 24 February 2014.

    Download the Weinam Creek proposed development scheme (PDF icon 947 KB)

  • Weinam Creek PDA ILUP

    Until the development scheme is finalised, development within the PDA is regulated under the Interim Land Use Plan (ILUP). The ILUP provides for some development while the development scheme is being prepared.

  • Vision for the Weinam Creek PDA

    The vision for delivery of the Weinam Creek PDA is to:

    • establish new water transport services and support facilities at Weinam Creek
    • improve waterfront amenity through the consolidation of facilities and the improvements of public open space
    • provide appropriate infrastructure that meets market expectations for safety, comfort, convenience, information and service delivery
    • create an accessible and connected place, featuring high quality public transport integrated with a safe and convenient walking and cycling network
    • reinforce Weinam Creek as a community focus and a regional gateway to Moreton Bay
    • create a sense of place with communal areas providing opportunities for networking and social interaction
    • create opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development.
  • Infrastructure funding

    The delivery of infrastructure is a key component of facilitating development within Priority Development Areas (PDAs) and ensuring adequate funding for this infrastructure is vital.

    For information about the overarching infrastructure funding framework for the PDA, please download the Infrastructure funding framework (PDF icon 490 KB)

  • Weinam Creek PDA regulatory map

  • Weinam Creek PDA FAQ's

    Where is the Weinam Creek PDA?

    Weinam Creek PDA is located on the southern shores of Moreton Bay in the suburb of Redland Bay and incorporates the Weinam Creek Marina, located at the intersection of Banana Street and Meissner Street. The bus stop/ferry interchange within the PDA is an important item of community infrastructure, providing access for the island residents to shopping, health, education, employment and entertainment opportunities throughout the Redlands and the greater Brisbane area. This facility links the southern Moreton Bay islands (Macleay, Lamb, Karragarra and Russell islands) with the mainland. This link also allows visitors and tourists to access the islands.

    Facilities at the marina include a jetty used by various commercial ferry operators servicing the Moreton Bay islands, bus stop, recreation boat ramp facilities and long term parking areas for residents of the Moreton Bay islands to park their mainland vehicle. The surrounding area features a mix of urban development, which is predominantly suburban in character, with significant areas of open space along the foreshore. These areas vary from walkway corridors and small picnic areas to large sporting areas. This foreshore open space presents significant views to Moreton Bay and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

    The PDA is bounded by Weinam Street to the west, Moores Road to the south and Peel Street to the north. It incorporates Council and privately owned land as well as open space. The PDA covers a total area of approximately 42 hectares (36.2 hectares over land and 5.8 hectares within the Moreton Bay Marine Park).

    Information is also available on the Toondah Harbour PDA, also located in the Redland City Council (RCC) area.

    Why was the Weinam Creek site declared as a PDA?

    Weinam Creek is recognised as a gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. The bus stop/ferry interchange is an important item of community infrastructure, providing access for island residents to shopping, health, education, employment and entertainment opportunities throughout the Redlands and the greater Brisbane area. Continuing growth in population and travel to Southern Moreton Bay Islands will increase demand and place pressure on the existing small scale facilities and infrastructure. This situation has led to the requirement to prepare an appropriate development strategy for the PDA.

    What will the MEDQ in partnership with RCC do within the Weinam Creek PDA?

    The Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) in partnership with Redland City Council (RCC) have worked with state government agencies, ferry providers, landowners, the community and stakeholders to prepare the proposed development scheme which will be used to guide future development outcomes within the Weinam Creek PDA. This scheme will seek to create an accessible and connected place with opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development that reinforces Weinam Creek as a community focus and a regional gateway to the southern end of Moreton Bay.

    What is RCC's role within the Weinam Creek PDA?

    Redland City Council (RCC) requested the PDA and is working with The Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) to prepare the development scheme. This includes overall project coordination, procurement of consultants and community engagement.

    From the time of declaration, the MEDQ delegated his development assessment powers to RCC so that all applications for development within the Weinam Creek PDA area are assessed by RCC. Initially applications are being assessed against the Interim Land Use Plan (ILUP) which is the document used to guide development outcomes while the development scheme is being prepared. Development applications will be assessed against the development scheme once it has been adopted.

    For further information refer to redland.qld.gov.au/Business/Pages/Weinam-PDA.aspx

    What is the vision for Weinam Creek PDA?

    The vision for delivery of the Weinam Creek PDA is to:

    • establish new water transport services and support facilities at Weinam Creek
    • improve waterfront amenity through the consolidation of facilities and the improvements of public open space
    • provide appropriate infrastructure that meets market expectations for safety, comfort, convenience, information and service delivery
    • create an accessible and connected place, featuring high quality public transport integrated with a safe and convenient walking and cycling network
    • reinforce Weinam Creek as a community focus and a regional Gateway to Moreton Bay
    • create a sense of place with communal areas providing opportunities for networking and social interaction
    • create opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development.

    How long will it take for the development scheme to be approved and adopted for the Weinam Creek PDA?

    It is expected it will take around 12 months from declaration on 21 June 2013 to finalise the development scheme by June 2014. Until the development scheme is finalised, development within the PDA is regulated under the Interim Land Use Plan (ILUP).

    Download the Weinam Creek ILUP (PDF icon 255 KB) or contact EDQ via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone 1300 130 215.

    The Weinam Creek PDA proposed development scheme is currently on public notification. For further information on how to comment on the proposed development scheme, please see the How can I have a say about the proposed development scheme? question below.

    What is the Interim Land Use Plan?

    Until the development scheme is finalised, development within the PDA is regulated under the Interim Land Use Plan (ILUP). The ILUP provides for some development while the development scheme is being prepared.

    Download the Interim Land Use Plan (PDF icon 255 KB) or contact EDQ via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone 1300 130 215.

    What is the Weinam Creek PDA Proposed Development Scheme?

    The Weinam Creek PDA Proposed Development Scheme is the draft planning document which sets out the land uses, development criteria and infrastructure envisaged for the Weinam Creek UDA.

    After preparing a proposed development scheme, The Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) in partnership with Redland City Council undertook public notification to advise the community of the future plans for the PDA and this was also an opportunity for the public to have its say.

    Download the Weinam Creek proposed development scheme (PDF icon 947 KB)

    When did public notification of the Weinam Creek PDA Proposed Development Scheme occur?

    The Weinam Creek PDA Proposed Development Scheme was on public notification from 10 January to 24 February 2014.

    During this period all interested parties including the community, stakeholders, residents, local business operators and the local council are invited to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission for consideration by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ).

    A copy of the submissions has been provided to Redland City Council (RCC). The MEDQ in consultation with RCC will use this information to consider what amendments may be necessary to make to the proposed development schemes. The MEDQ will prepare a submissions report identifying the issues and how they have been addressed and what changes should be made to the development scheme.

    The final development scheme and submissions report will be made available on the department's website.

    What happens once the public notification phase closes?

    The Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) in partnership with Redland City Council will review and consider all submissions received. The MEDQ will prepare a submissions report identifying the issues and how they have been addressed and what changes have been proposed to the development scheme.

    After changes have been made to the proposed development scheme, the development scheme accompanied by the submissions report will be submitted to the Queensland Government for review and approval. These documents will be made available on the Department of State Development Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) and Redland City Council websites.

    How long will it take to complete development within the PDA?

    Full development of the Weinam Creek PDA is dependent on the landowners and market forces. The development scheme will provide greater clarity and certainty for potential investors.

    Can EDQ compulsorily acquire property?

    EDQ does not have compulsory land acquisition powers.

    Who is responsible for making decisions on development applications?

    The Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) has delegated development assessment powers to Redland City Council.

    Why is Council deciding development applications?

    Under the ED Act, the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) may delegate his powers, including development assessment. Redland City Council has requested the MEDQ to delegate his development assessment powers.

    What will happen when a development application is lodged with Council?

    Until such time as the development scheme is approved, applications will be assessed against the Interim Land Use Plan (ILUP) and the proposed development scheme. In most cases the development scheme takes effect within 12 months of a PDA being declared.

    How does ED Act development assessment process differ from the Redland City Council?

    Development applications over land outside a PDA are made to and assessed by the local government authority under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) and the planning scheme.

    Development applications over land within a PDA are made to and assessed by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) or a delegated entity, in this case Redland City Council (RCC), under the Economic Development Act 2012. Under this Act, the assessment process generally occurs within 40 business days. This timeframe does not include circumstances where there is a need for additional information or public notice of the application.

    What happens to a development application that was lodged with council prior to declaration?

    When a PDA is declared, development applications already lodged with RCC continue to be assessed and decided by RCC under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) and the provisions of its planning scheme.

    What happens to a building application that has already been lodged with a private building certifier?

    These applications will continue to be assessed under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), which provides for private building certification.

  • Feedback

    Thank you for your interest in the Weinam Creek PDA. If you have any feedback you would like to provide to EDQ, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Further information

    • EDQ via: www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/weinamPDA
    • RCC via: www.redland.qld.gov.au/Business/Pages/Weinam-Creek-PDA.aspx
    • Email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone: 1300 130 215
Last updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014