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Current and announced projects

The Department of Transport and Main Roads owns and maintains over 430 pieces of marine infrastructure valued at about $153 million. These include assets such as state boat harbours, boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, floating walkways, channels, and breakwaters/rock groynes.

The Queensland Government has committed to a $30 million 2-year extension of the Marine Infrastructure Fund (MIF) running from July 2018 to June 2020 to provide new and upgraded recreational boating facilities. Projects to be delivered under the MIF from July 2018 to June 2020 were announced by the Labor Government during the 2017 election campaign. The projects were identified through the 2017 Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study.

The MIF is the capital component of the Marine Infrastructure Investment Program (MIIP). The MIF and MIIP fund:

  • public recreational boating facilities for launching and retrieving recreational trailer boats
  • maintaining depths in state boat harbours and selected high-use channels to ensure access to the busiest recreational boating facilities
  • pontoons and jetties for deeper-draught vessels such as yachts and powerboats, for pick-up and set-down of passengers and supplies, and limited commercial use.
Location/facility State electorate Scope of works Funding source Status
Far North

Rosehill dinghy harbour

Cook

Maintenance dredging

MIIP

TMR investigations continuing.

Newell Beach

Cook

New 2-lane boat ramp

MIF

Environmental and modelling investigations to be finalised in March 2019. Environmental approval process and drafting of specifications for detailed design contract to commence in March 2019.

Yorkeys Knob new boat ramp

Barron River

Single 6-lane boat ramp with 2 floating walkways

MIF

Community stakeholder on-site briefing held early March 2019. Environmental and modelling investigations to be finalised in March 2019. Environmental approval process and drafting of specifications for detailed design contract to commence in March 2019. Liaison with CRC continues about funding contribution.

Cairns, Bluewater Marina boat ramp

Barron River

Installation of new floating walkway

MIF

Construction continuing. Project scheduled for completion in April 2019.

Bramston Beach, Joyce Creek

Mulgrave

Relocate boat ramp

MIF

Tender document for construction and invitation for contract administration services released February 2019. Assess tenders and expect to award contract late March 2019.

Mission Beach Clump Point

Hill

Widen boat ramp, additional floating walkway, upgrade breakwater, new detached breakwater, jetty, pontoon

DSD

Element 1 contract possession of site granted and works commenced late-February 2019. Element 2 evaluation underway.

Green Island jetty upgrade

Cairns

Repair/replacement of sections of concrete deck and piles treatment/replacement of corroded reinforcement bars, repairs to abutment

MIIP

Detailed stakeholder briefings on sound attenuation during February 2019. Finalise start date and final program negotiations with stakeholders prior to award. Contract award planned for April 2019.

Mackay / Whitsunday

Molongle Creek

Burdekin

Entrance channel deepening

MIIP

Design brief for disposal site to be prepared March/April 2019. Disposal facility construction scheduled for late-2019.

Midge Point

Whitsunday

New boat ramp

MIF

Concept planning continued in February 2019. Meeting with local stakeholders to discuss options planned for March/April 2019.

Dingo Beach, Cape Gloucester

Whitsunday

Upgraded boat ramp

MIF

Preliminary design completed. Preparation of invitation document for environment and approval services commenced February 2019. Complete detailed design and commence procurement of environment and approvals services March 2019.

Shute Harbour

Whitsunday

New recreational boat ramp

MIF

Design work continuing.

Grasstree Beach

Mirani

Upgraded boat ramp

MIF

Contract awarded February 2019. Onsite construction to commence March 2019.

Fitzroy

Banksia Road, Stanage Bay

Mirani

Upgrade existing boat ramp and install breakwater and floating walkway

MIF

Contract awarded February 2019. Construction planning, EMP submission to GBRMPA to commence March 2019.

Port Alma

Mirani

Feasibility study to relocate and upgrade facility

MIIP

Project scope and timing being negotiated with Rockhampton Regional Council and Gladstone Ports Corporation.

Coorooman Creek

Keppel

Feasibility study to determine potential marking of the entrance channel

MIIP

Hydrographic surveys assessment completed. Navigation aids in Coorooman Creek established 5 February 2019. The entrance channel will be monitored for locational stability in relation to the new navigation aids.

Thompson Point

Keppel

New 2-lane boat ramp plus floating walkway

MIF

Geotechnical foundation design progressed February 2019. Progress road opening application and relocation of barge ramp March 2019.

Corbetts Landing

Keppel

New 2-lane boat ramp and floating walkway

MIF

Concept design completed February 2019. Provide project delivery plan to Marine Engineering (TMR) for commencement of preliminary design. Advertise invitation documents for environmental services planned for March 2019.

Wide Bay / Burnett

March Street, Maryborough

Maryborough

Replacement of the existing jetty with a new pontoon

MIIP

Joint project between council and TMR. Meeting held with Mary River Marina on site to discuss navigation issues with the proposed new pontoon in February 2019. Prepare alternative design drawings and seek approval from MSQ, council and the marina planned for March 2019.

Ross Street, Burrum Heads 

Maryborough

Installation of pontoon 

MIIP 

Design completed February 2019. Development approval application to be lodged in March 2019.

North Coast

Dohles Rocks Road, Griffin

Murrumba

Installation of floating walkway

MIF

Geotechnical design completed February 2019. Development application to be submitted March 2019.

Uhlmann Road, Burpengary East

Bancroft

Installation of new floating walkway

MIF

Development approvals obtained in February 2019. Tenders to be invited March 2019.

Metropolitan

Manly Boat Harbour

Lytton

Entrance channel deepening and maintenance dredging

MIF
MIIP

Dredge expected to be onsite late-March 2019, subject to weather.

Lamb Island

Redlands

Feasibility study for new boat ramp

MIIP

Tina Avenue site identified. Hydrographic survey received. Feasibility study to progress during 2019. Council and TMR representatives briefed Lamb Island Residents Association on 3 March 2019.

William St, Cleveland Point

Oodgeroo

Extend breakwater

MIIP

Jointly funded breakwater extension project between Redland City Council and TMR. Variation to deed of agreement being progressed March 2019. Works completion scheduled for late 2019.

Cabbage Tree Creek

Sandgate

Upgrade the boat launching facility

MIF

Cultural heritage risk assessment being progressed in February 2019. Consultation with traditional owners in March 2019.

South Coast

Riedel Road, Carbrook

Macalister

New 2-lane boat ramp and floating walkway

MIF

Hydro survey received in early February 2019. Design work continuing.

In assessing and prioritising projects for inclusion into the program, Transport and Main Roads considers the following:

  • community consultation – web-based (Transport and Main Roads)
  • the latest state-wide demand forecasting study incorporating:  
    • demographic forecasts 
    • boating catchment vessel registration analysis
    • community and agency consultation (led by project consultant)
  • maximising benefits for the boating public
  • state-wide equity considerations within the scope of available funding
  • submissions from councils and port authorities
  • agreement from land-side partners (councils and port authorities) who are willing to commit resources/funding, based on their budget priorities
  • site suitability including:  
    • land availability
    • detailed engineering feasibility
    • detailed environmental feasibility and constraints (eg marine parks, fish habitat areas, and other protected areas).

For more information on recreational boating infrastructure please visit the Recreational boating infrastructure page on the Maritime Safety Queensland website, or to comment, please email: boatinginfrastructure@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Last updated
18 March 2019