What is a TMR State-managed boat harbour?
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) owns and manages 8 State-managed boat harbours along the Queensland coast. These harbours provide safe all tide access for recreational and commercial vessels. The harbours accommodate a range of commercial and non-commercial land use outcomes to meet the needs of marine users, in addition they also provide public marine facilities such as boat ramps and car-trailing parking at no cost to the public. TMR also undertakes dredging and maintenance of navigational aids in public access channels.
TMR leases areas in the harbours to provide opportunities for lease holders to invest in marine infrastructure to deliver facilities and services that meet the needs of harbour users and looks at ways these leases can complement public spaces and improve accessibility to and enjoyment of the water.
Bowen Boat Harbour – Marine Servicing Development Opportunity
The department sought offers from parties interested in delivering and operating marine servicing facilities and supporting uses at the Bowen Boat Harbour.
Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC) submitted a proposal for development, which included their proposed Marine Centre of Excellence and Superyacht Service Facility.
Following a detailed evaluation of the proposal, TMR has provided WRC with feedback on aspects of the submission, with both parties agreeing to an exclusivity period whereby WRC will refine their proposal for the development in the harbour and resubmit to TMR by mid-year (2019) for consideration.
Over this period, WRC will work with potential project partners in undertaking further site due diligence, considering approval requirements and funding/investment of a staged development.
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