REDLAND City Council will not take on the job of dredging waters at Toondah Harbour, Victoria Point, or Coochiemudlo Island.
Instead, the council plans to negotiate a deal for the delivery and funding of dredging for the terminals with the State Government and Transport Minister Craig Wallace.
The in-principle decision was made at this month’s Planning and Policy committee meeting and comes a month after a State Government promise of $6 million to dredge waters around the terminals over the next two years.
In May, the State Government also promised the council $4.25 million to meet half the cost of replacing the council-owned Coochiemudlo Island ferry terminal and fully pay for an upgrade of the Victoria Point jetty.
In line with that capital funding promise, last week’s council committee decided to accept ownership of Victoria Point and Coochie jetties as long as the state agreed to pay all maintenance costs.
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