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April 1, 2021
Deputy Premier Steven Miles has thrown his support behind the North Harbour Marina in the latest statement affirming the State Government’s commitment to the project.
Mr Miles made the commitment on ABC television news recently while being interviewed about plans for accelerating land supply in southeast Queensland.
When asked if the State Government intended to prioritise development at North Harbour, Mr Miles said: “We will. We’ve committed to the North Harbour development.
“We support it as well for the same reason. We want to deliver affordable land for the people that we know will move to the region as well as create lots of jobs in construction.”
The Government pledged to declare North Harbour as a Priority Development Area (PDA) during last year’s state election.
A PDA would pave the way for North Harbour to become a state-of-the-art marine hub, incorporating a 400-berth marina, a marina village, new homes and apartments, and an extensive 319 hectares of open recreational and regional open space.
With the potential to generate thousands of jobs, North Harbour has already been identified as a key project in Moreton Bay Regional Council’s recently released Regional Economic Development Strategy for the next 20 years.