The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is leading master planning for Scarborough Boat Harbour to help guide future activities at the harbour.
Scarborough Boat Harbour is an integral part of the bayside’s social, cultural and economic landscape. It is 1 of 8 state-owned and operated harbours on the Queensland coast and hosts dry standings and wet berths, plus 2 public boat ramps (one at each end of the harbour) and offers boating and cruising yacht facilities of particular significance for Australia's eastern seaboard.
The current function of Scarborough Boat Harbour is to:
- provide safe and efficient access and refuge for recreational and commercial vessels
- promote activities that are commercially and environmentally sustainable, support the marine industry, and generate local employment and tourism.
The Scarborough Boat Harbour Draft Master Plan aims to:
- establish a new long-term vision
- continue to provide safe and efficient access to Queensland waters
- continue to provide berthing for recreational and commercial vessels
- continue to promote activities that are commercially and environmentally sustainable, support the marine industry, and generate local employment and tourism
- identify potential opportunities and constraints
- support the development of a sense of identity, increased activity, and connections
- support leasing and investment decisions.
Have your say
The draft master plan has been informed by community and stakeholder feedback gathered in late 2021, supporting technical assessments and stakeholder engagement, and is now available for review and comment.
You can have your say on the Scarborough Boat Harbour Draft Master Plan by:
- completing the survey
- commenting on the interactive map
- sending your comments/submission to BHPlanning@tmr.qld.gov.au
- visiting one of the community information sessions.
Your feedback will inform the final master plan.
Submissions close 11 December 2023.