Current and announced projects

We own and maintain 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. 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 We are continuing our investigations.
Weipa, Evans Landing Cook Upgrade pontoon to attenuate wave action
Development application submitted in June 2020. Tender documents to be prepared in July 2020.
Newell Beach
 

 

Cook New 2-lane boat ramp and floating walkway MIF Flood modelling continued, detailed design and environmental approval content updated in June 2020. Subject to the flood modelling outcome, detailed design and environmental approvals expected to be finalised in July 2020.
Yorkeys Knob new boat ramp Barron River Single 6-lane boat ramp with 2 floating walkways MIF Deed of agreement executed November 2019 (available on webpage). Detailed design 95% complete. Development application process commenced in June 2020. DNRME provided a development lease for the proposed development area in June 2020. Remaining development approval applications to be submitted and tender documents to be drafted in July 2020. Construction scheduled to commence late 2020.  Please see the project web page. 
Bramston Beach, Joyce Creek Mulgrave Relocate boat ramp MIF Boat ramp planks installed in June 2020. Grouted stone pitching on southern shoulder approximately 50% completed. Grouted stone pitching and fibre-reinforced concrete between raised walkway support piles to be installed in July. Design of raised walkway and commencement of procurement for raw materials in July 2020.
Mission Beach Clump Point Hill Widen boat ramp, additional floating walkway, upgrade breakwater, new detached breakwater, jetty, and pontoons DSD/MIIP Element 1 civil works first stage completed April 2020. Second stage civil works scheduled to resume August 2020 after completion of in-water works. Element 2 (in-water works) progressing July 2020. Project scheduled for completion end August 2020.
Green Island jetty upgrade Cairns Repair/replacement of sections of concrete deck and piles treatment/replacement of corroded reinforcement bars, repairs to abutment MIIP Works commenced March 2020. We are liaising with Ports North about long-term future of the jetty.
Northern
Ross Creek boat ramps  Townsville Resurfacing and floating MIIP Downstream ramp completed in June 2020. Upstream boat ramp completed July 2020.
Balgal Beach  Hinchinbrook Ramp resurfacing MIIP Project completed and ramp opened to the public in June 2020.

Mackay / Whitsunday

Molongle Beach Road, Molongle Creek

Deed of agreement

Burdekin Entrance channel deepening MIIP Tenders for the construction of a dredge material rehandling facility closed mid-July 2020 with contract award scheduled by mid-August 2020. Construction is scheduled to begin in September with the dredge material rehandling facility scheduled to be completed by December 2020. The all-tide access channel dredging is in planning phase and scheduled to start in early 2021 after completion of the dredge material rehandling facility. The TMR dredging timing is dependent on contractor issues, cyclone season outlook, any wet season flooding, and the January school holiday period – and is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2021.
Midge Point Whitsunday New boat ramp MIF Mackay Regional Council progressing car-trailer parking layout concept sketch and investigating road reserve changes. Preliminary design completed June 2020. Environmental approvals being submitted in July 2020.
Slade Point, Mackay  Mackay  New boat ramp MIIP  $1 million grant contribution by TMR to Mackay Regional Council. Works expected mid-2021.
Shute Harbour Whitsunday Improvements to recreational boat launching infrastructure MIF Project to add a fixed sloping walkway to the ramp is scheduled to occur before October 2020 – during the extensive Whitsunday Regional Council site closure period. Design of upgrade scheduled for completion July 2020.

Fitzroy

Casuarina Creek (off Bajool-Port Alma Road) Mirani New 2-lane boat ramp with a floating walkway at Casuarina Creek.

MIF Rockhampton Regional Council (RRC) progressing changes to land tenure. Revised concept configuration including minor location shift ready to progress once land tenure issues are resolved.
Inkerman Creek (off Bajool-Port Alma Road) Mirani New single-lane boat ramp at Inkerman Creek MIF Rockhampton Regional Council progressing changes to land tenure. Approvals applications were prepared in June 2020. GPCL progressing carpark design.
Thompson Point Keppel New 2-lane boat ramp plus floating walkway MIF Contract scheduled to be awarded July 2020. The existing barge ramp needs to be shifted downstream to make space for the new boat ramp and will involve land tenure changes, which TMR is currently progressing. Construction scheduled to commence late-August 2020.
Corbetts Landing Keppel New boat ramp and floating walkway MIF Contract award scheduled July 2020.

Wide Bay / Burnett

North Coast

Golden Beach Caloundra Ramp resurface MIIP Planning stage.

Metropolitan

Lamb Island Redlands Feasibility study for new boat ramp MIIP Tina Avenue site identified. Hydrographic survey received. Joint Redland City Council and TMR feasibility study to progress during 2020, scheduled for completion late-2020. Council and TMR representatives briefed Lamb Island Residents Association March 2019. Capital works not yet funded.
Cabbage Tree Creek Sandgate New boat ramp and floating walkway MIF Project completed in June 2020. Minor rectification works in July 2020.

South Coast

Riedel Road, Carbrook Macalister New 2-lane boat ramp and floating walkway MIF Project completed in June 2020.

In assessing and prioritising projects for inclusion into the program, we will consider the following:

  • community consultation – web-based (delivered by us)
  • 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.