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Improved parking at Weinam Creek jetty

Parking around the Weinam Creek jetty will be reviewed following a decision by the Redland City Council today to support a request from Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards to improve accessibility for residents.

Cr Edwards said his request to review timed parking zones around the Weinam Creek jetty came after calls from the community for more equitable and accessible parking.

“Finding a car park around the Weinam Creek jetty has long been a problem for residents and the community is asking for immediate improvements to the functionality of existing facilities,” he said.

“Parking in the area is already at critical capacity and the review will assess whether the existing time zones make best use of the available parking and are correctly located for the needs of the community.

“As the number of vehicles using the car park increase, people are being forced to park further afield where there is limited signage noting time zone restrictions, which has led to some users inadvertently parking in prohibited areas and receiving parking fines.

“The Weinam Creek precinct is a Priority Development Area for the State Government and this review is intended to improve parking in the interim until it is redeveloped.”

Cr Edwards said Council had also endorsed changes to parking on Russell Island during today’s meeting.

“From 20 June, parking at Jock Kennedy Park will be limited to a maximum of four days, to prevent vehicles and boat trailers being left there for months on end and restricting the availability of parking for the rest of the community,” he said.

“Council has no intention of introducing timed parking restrictions around the Wahine Drive boat ramp.”

A report on the review of parking at Weinam Creek jetty will be returned to Council in June.

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Jetty upgrades caught in state government red tape

Approvals for the Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Jetty upgrades are caught up in State Government red tape leaving Redland City residents waiting for much needed new facilities.

Responding to claims made in The Redland Times and Bayside Bulletin that Council had failed to upgrade the jetties, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had been successful in getting the Queensland Government to commit funds for the upgrades and associated dredging work but that it could not proceed until approval and permits were received from the State.

Victoria Point Jetty

“The funds for this work have been available for the past 18 months,” Cr Williams said.

“However, approvals and permits for both the jetty upgrades and for the required dredging are bogged down in approval red tape between the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing,” she said.

“Under the Deed of Agreement, the Queensland Government is responsible for all the current investigations, design and permits as well as for delivering the jetty upgrades.

“We are also waiting on these permits and approvals before being able to proceed with the dredging component of the project which is the component being delivered by Council.

“The Premier has failed to acknowledge the responsibility that the State has undertaken by the Deed of Agreement with Council, which includes delivering investigation, design and construction phases of the Coochiemudlo Island ferry terminal replacement.

“This has been confirmed in writing to Council on a number of occasions and our local state representative Peter Dowling MP has also made representations to the State Government to try to ensure approval of these projects,” Cr Williams said.

Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said the Queensland Government needs to get its act together so that this important project can begin and deliver much needed new infrastructure for the people of Redland City.

“This includes dredging for Victoria Point, Coochiemudlo and Toondah channels as well as upgrades to the Victoria Point ferry terminal and replacement of the Coochiemudlo Island ferry terminal—all important projects for the people in my division,” Cr Hewlett said

Redland City Council has contributed $1.75 million towards the total cost of the Coochiemudlo jetty replacement.