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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
Newell Beach Cook New 2-lane boat ramp and floating walkway Project reached practical completion and was opened for public use on 26 May 2022. A formal opening ceremony was held on 7 June 2022.
Yorkeys Knob new boat ramp
Deed of agreement executed 3 September 2021.
Barron River Single 6-lane boat ramp with 2 floating walkways Dredging and breakwater core rock installed during May 2022.
Palm Cove Barron River Major jetty maintenance RoadTek returned during May 2022 to progress the remaining jetty maintenance.
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.
Townsville Region
Molongle Beach Road, Molongle Creek
Deed of agreement
Burdekin Entrance channel deepening Dredging was completed in mid-June, with the contractor disestablishing from the site on 28 June 2022.
Molongle Creek, western boat ramp toe extension
Boat ramp toe extension
Boat ramp upgrade and floating walkway repairs were completed on 28 June 2022.
Mackay Region
Seagull Street, Slade Point, Mackay Mackay New boat ramp Mackay Regional Council works commenced early August 2021 using Maritime Safety Queensland grant funding contribution of $1 million. Car park works are part complete. Balance of carpark works to follow completion of boat ramp works. Project completion planned for July/August 2022.
Gladstone Region
Casuarina Creek (off Bajool-Port Alma Road) Mirani New 2-lane boat ramp with floating walkway Development application lodged and coastal modelling progressed during June 2022.
Inkerman Creek (off Bajool-Port Alma Road) Mirani New single-lane boat ramp Completion of pre-consolidation works May 2022. Further works planned for after material settlement and consolidation period early 2023.
Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour reconfiguration of boat launching facilities Keppel Boat ramps and floating walkways upgrade

Design and environmental studies in progress following feedback from public consultation.

Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour, entrance and harbour dredging
Harbour dredging
Tender awarded May 2022.
Brisbane Region
Mooloolah River entrance dredging Maroochydore Maintenance dredging of entrance Entrance channel cleared for normal usage on 02 June 2022. Regular hydrographic survey monitoring continues – with regular release of notices to mariners.
Scarborough Boat Harbour, entrance channel dredging
Maintenance dredging of entrance
Dredging commenced in May 2022.
Victoria Point, Colburn Avenue Redlands Dredging the access channel to the ramp Project completed. Navigational aids remain to be installed.
Dunwich, Junner Street jetty Oodgeroo Upgraded landing Jetty remains closed for safety reasons. Initial round of community consultation late 2021. Further community consultation completed. Works tender was released on 27 June 2022. 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 gangway installed. Russell Island landside works commenced. Commenced piling works at Macleay Island progressed during June 2022.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands re-purposing ferry landings
Re-purposing 4 pontoons for recreational use
Design for Russell Island, Macleay Island and Karragarra Island recreational pontoons approved for construction.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands ferry terminals, landside works
Landside works in conjunction with the ferry terminals upgrade works
Landside works in progress at Russell Island. Established construction zone at Macleay Island during May 2022.
Macleay Island new floating walkway
New floating walkway on eastern side of boat ramp
Four floating walkway modules have been fabricated on the Sunshine Coast. Piling works for the walkway scheduled for late June 2022. The remaining floating walkway modules will be fabricated after completion of piling works, to allow for exact positioning of the pile recesses in each module. The floating walkway is scheduled for completion on site in late 2022.
Cabbage Tree Creek dredging Sandgate Entrance and internal Dredging completed May 2022.
Wellington Point access channel dredging Oodgeroo Maintenance dredging Contract awarded January 2022. Dredging to commence mid 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 please email:

Last updated
06 July 2022