Toondah Harbour was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) under the Economic Development Act 2012 on 21 June 2013, in response to a joint Queensland State Government and Redland City Council commitment to reinforce Toondah Harbour as the regional gateway to Moreton Bay and the Islands.
In late 2014 following a tender process, Walker Group Holdings was selected by the Queensland State Government and Redland City Council as the preferred development partner for Toondah Harbour.
The next steps of the development process involve seeking the relevant federal and state environmental approvals, including preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The objective of the EIS is to ensure that all relevant environmental, social and economic impacts of the project are identified and assessed; and to recommend mitigation measures to avoid and minimise adverse impacts.
Walker has appointed the consultancy AECOM as the lead specialist consultant to prepare the project’s EIS.
EPBC referral submitted
Walker has submitted an Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999 referral for its proposed Toondah Harbour Project to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
Information about this referral was published on the Department’s website for public review and a period of comment was provided for 10 business days.
You can view this information on the Department’s website here.