The Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared at the request of Redland City Council (RCC) on 21 June 2013. Planning of the Toondah Harbour PDA is being managed by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) in partnership with RCC.

Development of the PDA provides an opportunity to support economic development and will seek to reinforce Toondah Harbour as a community focus and a regional gateway to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island. Development will include opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development as well as tourism and retail based development, dedicated ferry terminals, public open space and the potential for a private berth marina.

The Toondah Harbour PDA is located on the southern shores of Moreton Bay in Cleveland, approximately one kilometre east of the Cleveland CBD. The PDA covers a total area of approximately 67 hectares, including 17.5 hectares over land and 49.5 hectares over water within Moreton Bay.

Note: In February 2013, the Urban Land Development Act 2007 (ULDA Act) was repealed and replaced with the Economic Development Act 2012 (ED Act). From then on, land areas identified for priority development were referred to as Priority Development Areas (PDAs), not Urban Development Areas (UDAs), and existing UDAs were transitioned to PDAs under the ED Act. Any reference to the term UDA on this website is taken to mean a transitioned UDA, which is now known as a PDA.

Toondah harbour

Adoption of the Toondah Harbour PDA Development Scheme

On 29 May 2014 the Toondah Harbour PDA Development Scheme was approved by the state government.

Public notification of the Toondah Harbour PDA Development Scheme was undertaken under the Economic Development Act 2012 from the 10 January to 24 February 2014. During this period all interested stakeholders including the community, residents, and business operators were invited to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission for consideration by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ).

All submissions received during public notification were considered by the MEDQ in consultation with RCC. A submissions report has been prepared which summarises the submissions received and the merits of those submissions. In some cases amendments were made to the proposed scheme as a consequence of issues raised in submissions.

People who made a submission during the submission period will be notified that the development scheme has been approved and is now in effect.

The development scheme is the planning document that will assist in planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling the development of land in the Toondah Harbour PDA. The development scheme supersedes the interim land use plan which no longer has effect.

All development applications within the PDA will now be assessed against the development scheme.

Expressions of interest

The development of Toondah Harbour will boost tourism and create new business opportunities and jobs while supporting existing businesses and providing the local community with better services and facilities.

Redland City Council (RCC) and this department are working in partnership to facilitate appropriate development on the site. For an update on this process visit RCC's website.

Planning for the PDA

Vision for the Toondah Harbour PDA

Infrastructure funding

Toondah Harbour PDA regulatory map

Toondah Harbour PDA Interim Land Use Plan

Toondah Harbour PDA FAQs