Scarborough Boat Harbour

Scarborough Boat Harbour is vibrant part of the Redcliffe Peninsula community. We are currently undertaking a master planning processes to help guide future activities at the boat harbour.

Scarborough Boat Harbour is 1 of 8 state owned and operated boat harbours on the Queensland coast and hosts dry standings and wet berths, plus 2 public boat ramps (one at each end of the harbour). Scarborough Boat Harbour offers boating and cruising yacht facilities of particular significance for Australia's eastern seaboard.

The current function of Scarborough Boat Harbour is to:

  • provide safe and efficient access and refuge for recreational and commercial vessels
  • promote activities that are commercially and environmentally sustainable, support the marine industry, and generate local employment and tourism.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

We are now creating a master plan for the Scarborough Boat Harbour. The master plan will:

  • establish a new long-term vision
  • continue to provide safe and efficient access to Queensland waters
  • continue to provide berthing for recreational and commercial vessels
  • continue to promote activities that are commercially and environmentally sustainable, support the marine industry, and generate local employment and tourism
  • identify potential opportunities and constraints
  • support the development of a sense of identity, increased activity and connections 
  • support leasing and investment decisions.

Current status

We are now in the early stages of preparing a master plan for Scarborough Boat Harbour. The master plan will be informed by:

  • community feedback that we gathered in October 2021
  • supporting technical assessments
  • future engagement with the community, key stakeholders and interested parties.

You will have the opportunity to have your say on the draft master plan.

Project timeline overview
  • October 2021 Pre-planning and early community engagement was completed.
  • Early 2022 Draft master planning process has been started.
  • Late 2022 Public community consultation will start for feedback on the draft master plan.
  • Mid 2023 draft master plan finalised.
Early community engagement 

From 9 September to 24 October 2021, we undertook early community engagement to better understand what you value about the harbour, how you use the harbour and gather ideas about future use. 

Scarborough Boat Harbour engagement in numbers

  • 6.5 week engagement period
  • 30,000 fact sheets delivered to households and businesses in the Redcliffe Peninsula
  • 3,002 visits to the project webpage
  • 420 pieces of feedback from the community

Download the latest engagement update

Thank you everyone who shared their thoughts and ideas. Your insights will be used to inform the master planning.