What is the Newport Marina Development?
How will the Newport Marina Development support business and tourism?
What lifestyle and social benefits will the Newport Marina Development provide our community?
Find out what people moving to the area think about the Newport Marina Development
A local product, giving back to locals
Making use of the over 10,000sqm brownfield site which is currently zoned as marine industry, the $120million development proposes an engaging and inclusive multi-use facility.
The Newport Marina development is proposed to feature 8000sqm of amenities open to the public including a promenade deck circling the water’s edge, a plaza offering open space by the water, an enhanced marina for recreational users and tourism providers, as well as boutique retail.
The development also proposes two medium-rise 10 storey buildings on site – one a residential building offering 93 apartments, and the other a short-stay accommodation offering 144 high-end hotel rooms.
The hotel will be retained locally, by local company Kindred Developments, and will remain a product owned within our region.
The development will create significant economic benefits, creating much needed ongoing jobs in our region and contributing millions of dollars to our local and state economy.
According to source REMPLAN; GRC Quantity Surveyors; Urbis the economic benefit assessment indicates:
360 jobs created during construction and 160 jobs forecast post construction*
$46 million per annum gross value added to Queensland’s economy during construction and $12.6 million post construction**
*Total fulltime, parttime and casual jobs for the equivalent of one year of employment during construction or operation. | **Annual benefits measured in constant M$ 2018-dollar value including GST | Based on confirmed or future planned development.
The development will provide short-stay accommodation, something that is critical and in demand in our region. This accommodation will allow for visitors, families, and friends to stay in our region, as well as provide short-stay accommodation to entice tourists, conferences, functions, business meetings and much more.
Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Ryan Elson believes the project will boost the region’s economy.
“It’s amazing and we hope it proceeds as it will put the Redcliffe Peninsula on the map,” Mr Elson says.
“This satisfies the demand for high-quality, modern hotels in the region.”
The iconic location, public realm, short-stay accommodation and upgraded marina facility will improve tourism capabilities in our beautiful region.
Local tourism operator Kerry Lopez of Brisbane Whale Watching says the development is critical for marine tourism.
“Moreton Bay is the hidden gem of Queensland and the Newport Marina development is the gateway to that hidden gem.”
“I’m a local here and this development is giving back to the community,” Ms Lopez says.