16 June 2009
Peter Dowling submitted to the then Minister for Transport, Hon. Rachel Nolan Question, on Notice No. 568 asking when the Jetty upgrades would be completed for adequate disability access.
12 November 2009
Peter Dowling tabled a Petition from concerned constituents to Hon. Rachel Nolan for improved adequate disability access at the Jetties.
29 April 2011
Peter Dowling MP, State Member for Redlands applauded the decision from the State Government to allocate funds to Redlands to upgrade ferry terminals. The upgrade should address an issue raised over the last two years by Peter Dowling regarding disabled access at Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo.
A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said a design for the project, would be drawn up very soon, and that tenders are planned to be called by the end of March 2013, with design work to start in May 2013, and the project finalised by mid-2014.
19 March 2013
Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said that approvals and permits for both the jetty upgrades, and for the required dredging, are bogged down in approval red tape between these Government Departments:
- Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
- Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing.
Will it happen ?
I always remember the old song “In the year 2525” when I think about Government red tape and delays etc. 😉
Redland City Council has contributed $1.75 million towards the total cost of the Coochiemudlo jetty replacement.
Queensland Government has allocated $4.25 million to meet half the cost of replacing the Coochiemudlo Island ferry terminal and fully pay for an upgrade of the Victoria Point jetty.