A re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government will spend $4 million to deliver a barge landing site at Scarborough Boat Harbour, pending a positive business case outcome.
We have already committed $400,000 to complete the business case by the end of December.
The business case will consider a range of technical issues such as the potential for the barge ramp to be located outside the harbour boundary—and inside the Moreton Bay Marine Park.
In September, a passenger-only ferry service started operating from the Redcliffe Jetty to Moreton Island, which was welcomed by locals and visitor.
But from my door-knocks, I know that many people still fondly remember the Combi Trader, and would love a local option for getting their car over to Moreton.
This commitment from Labor brings us one step closer to delivering this for the people in Moreton region.