Council to negotiate ramping up access to Moreton Bay

Redland Bay is one step closer to another public boat ramp after Redland City Council this week resolved to negotiate the acquisition of land for the ramp, parking and recreational purposes.

Mayor Karen Williams said the need for an additional boat ramp at Redland Bay was raised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) in its Queensland Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study – 2017.

“The Redlands Coast is a boaties paradise with a one of the highest number of registered boat owners in the State, “ Cr Williams said.

“The beautiful Moreton Bay is a big part of why people love living here and Council is committed to providing additional access to our bay and this is just one of several projects being looked at that will help us achieve that.”

Councillor for Division 6 Julie Talty said that as part of the approval for the Shoreline development in southern Redland Bay, the developer would contribute towards the boat ramp.

“This agreement is part of ensuring our entire community has access to recreational opportunities,” she said.

“I am delighted it will benefit our existing residents – who have long expressed the need for another public boat ramp – as well as newcomers.

“This week’s decision marks an important step in delivering for all.

“We can now start trying to acquire the land to make the boat ramp a reality.”