New research by travel and tourism advisory group EarthCheck has found revitalising Toondah Harbour will encourage 50,000 additional visitors to the Redlands each year and an extra $21 million in visitor expenditure.
The new tourism statistics come as preferred developer Walker Group begins discussions with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation to develop a compelling, unique tourism offering at Toondah Harbour that complements the bay and North Stradbroke Island. Opportunities being explored include an Indigenous eco-cultural centre at the site.
Research has also shown the estimated jump in visitor expenditure will support 273 direct and 241 indirect full-time-equivalent jobs each year. This is on top of the 1000 construction-related jobs the $1.3 billion mixed-use marina development will support each year and its 500 direct jobs.