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Current and announced projects

We own and maintain over 494 pieces of marine infrastructure valued at about $167 million. These include assets such as state boat harbours, boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, floating walkways, channels, and breakwaters/rock groynes.

The Queensland Government's $30 million 2-year extension of the Marine Infrastructure Fund (MIF) ended in June 2020. The MIF provided new and upgraded recreational boating facilities, which were identified through the 2017 Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study.

The Marine Infrastructure Investment Program (MIIP) funds:

  • 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 Status
Cairns Region
Yorkeys Knob new boat ramp
Deed of agreement executed 3 September 2021.
Barron River Single 6-lane boat ramp with 2 floating walkways Breakwater construction works continued. Most floating walkway piles completed. Boat ramp construction commenced July 2022. Other site works in progress.
Palm Cove Barron River Major jetty maintenance Project completed.
Trinity Park, Cairns Barron River $1 million Maritime Safety Queensland grant contribution to Cairns Regional Council for groyne on north side of Half Moon Creek entrance Cairns Regional Council progressing approvals for the project. Maritime Safety Queensland paid the first $500,000 of the grant to Cairns Regional Council in November 2021. Awaiting advice on environmental and other approvals.
Gladstone Region
Casuarina Creek (off Bajool-Port Alma Road) Mirani New 2-lane boat ramp with floating walkway Development application lodged. Coastal modelling in planning stage.
Inkerman Creek (off Bajool-Port Alma Road) Mirani New single-lane boat ramp Pre-consolidation works continuing. Further works planned for after material settlement and consolidation period (early 2023).
Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour reconfiguration of boat launching facilities. Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour Maintenance Dredging - Environmental Management Plan Keppel Boat ramps and floating walkways upgrade Development application lodged during July 2022. Tenders invited for stage 1 works, including a small area of dredging to allow for proposed gangway-access pontoons between the boat ramps.
Brisbane Region
Mooloolah River entrance dredging Maroochydore Maintenance dredging of entrance Regular hydrographic survey monitoring continues – with regular release of notices to mariners.
Dunwich, Junner Street jetty Oodgeroo Upgraded landing Jetty head remains closed for safety reasons. Jetty stem remains serviceable for fishing. Contract awarded September 2022. Email sent to all stakeholders with latest post-consultation concept plan. For more information, please visit Dunwich Jetty-boating facilities page.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands ferry terminals upgrades Redlands 4 new ferry pontoon terminals Russell Island pontoon and fit out roof structure installation continuing. Offsite fabrication of Karragarra Island pontoon continuing, piles and precast elements installed. Macleay Island pontoon floated out and gangway installed. Lamb Island piles completed, precast concrete elements installed, pontoon fabrication continuing.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands re-purposing ferry landings Redlands Re-purposing 4 pontoons for recreational use Offsite fabrication of recreational pontoons continuing.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands ferry terminals, landside works Redlands Landside works in conjunction with the ferry terminals upgrade works Landside works in progress at Russell Island and Macleay Island.
Macleay Island new floating walkway Redlands New floating walkway on eastern side of boat ramp Floating walkway modules poured and continuation of offsite fabrication of the floating walkway modules. The floating walkway is scheduled for completion onsite in late 2022.
Wellington Point access channel dredging Oodgeroo Maintenance dredging Contract awarded January 2022. Dredging commenced late August 2022 and to continue through to November 2022.

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 email

Last updated
18 November 2022