Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study 2022
The Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study 2022 is currently underway.
The outcomes of the 2022 study and associated community and agency engagement will provide a solid basis to guide investment of funding for recreational boating facilities over the next 5 to 10 years.
From 15 September to 14 October 2022, you can have your say on recreational boating facilities via the Queensland Government Get Involved survey.
- Mid-2022: key stakeholder meetings have started with local governments, port and water authorities.
- 15 September to 14 October 2022: community consultation period
- Late-2022: report completed.
The survey will help us and other agencies prioritise future projects, inform the way boating infrastructure is built, and provide valuable input to the Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study 2022.
Further information can be sought from the project team by emailing BoatingInfrastructure@msq.qld.gov.au.
Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study 2017
The Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study 2017 was completed by GHD Pty Ltd in December 2017. This study is one tool used by delivery agencies including port authorities, councils, Gold Coast Waterways Authority and Transport and Main Roads in selecting and prioritising sites for development, its recommendations are not binding in any way.
The study establishes demand based on boating registrations and population data, and makes informed suggestions as to how the established demand might be addressed. It is up to each agency to review these suggestions, taking other criteria into account. At December 2016, 66% of recommendations from the 2011 study had been adopted to a greater or lesser extent.
- community consultation via the QGOV Get Involved website – last sought over several months in 2016
proposals from local members on behalf of constituents
- the recommendations of the most recent recreational boating facilities demand forecasting study
feasibility and constraints (foreshore profile, depths in access channels, wave climate, current scouring, siltation, marine parks, fish habitat areas, environmental offsets, mangrove clearing and so on)
- available departmental funding (capital and grant) for in-water project components
- maximising benefit to maximum numbers of the boating public
- agreement from local government partners willing to commit funding for land side components based on their budget priorities and works programs
- foreshore land availability and access
- council project proposals
- statewide equity considerations and demographic challenges for remote and sparsely populated areas.
Access the studies
Queensland Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecasting Study 2017: