Weinam Creek Car-Share Scheme

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Council is pleased to announce the Weinam Creek Car-Share Scheme. This follows on from the successful Redland Bay Marina Car-Share Trial.

Car-share is identified in the Redlands Coast Transport Strategy as having the potential to reduce demand for parking and private vehicle ownership, and increase the turnover and effective supply of parking.

Council conducted the car-share trial near the Redland Bay Marina between August 2020 and April 2021.

The trial allocated four parking spots close by the ferry terminal for the exclusive use of car-share trial participants.

During the trial Council sought feedback from car-share users and the community.

On 21 April 2021, Council resolved to support an Expression of Interest and subsequent tender process for a Weinam Creek Car-Share Scheme at Redland Bay Marina. This process allowed Council to select a suitable car-share operator to run the scheme.

On 20 September 2021, Council announced Bay Islands Car Share as the preferred operator.

Bay Islands Car Share is scheduled to start the two-year scheme on Monday 4 October 2021, utilising eight spaces located in close proximity to the ferry terminal. A lease agreement allows Bay Islands Car Share to conduct their car-share business within the eight spaces subject to conditions, such as ensuring exclusive use of the spaces by installing automatic parking bollards.

Weinam Creek Car-Share Scheme will offer island residents who only infrequently need a mainland car, access to a conveniently parked mainland vehicle, without the overheads of owning one.

To find out more, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or visit the Bay Islands Car Share website.

Council is pleased to announce the Weinam Creek Car-Share Scheme. This follows on from the successful Redland Bay Marina Car-Share Trial.

Car-share is identified in the Redlands Coast Transport Strategy as having the potential to reduce demand for parking and private vehicle ownership, and increase the turnover and effective supply of parking.

Council conducted the car-share trial near the Redland Bay Marina between August 2020 and April 2021.

The trial allocated four parking spots close by the ferry terminal for the exclusive use of car-share trial participants.

During the trial Council sought feedback from car-share users and the community.

On 21 April 2021, Council resolved to support an Expression of Interest and subsequent tender process for a Weinam Creek Car-Share Scheme at Redland Bay Marina. This process allowed Council to select a suitable car-share operator to run the scheme.

On 20 September 2021, Council announced Bay Islands Car Share as the preferred operator.

Bay Islands Car Share is scheduled to start the two-year scheme on Monday 4 October 2021, utilising eight spaces located in close proximity to the ferry terminal. A lease agreement allows Bay Islands Car Share to conduct their car-share business within the eight spaces subject to conditions, such as ensuring exclusive use of the spaces by installing automatic parking bollards.

Weinam Creek Car-Share Scheme will offer island residents who only infrequently need a mainland car, access to a conveniently parked mainland vehicle, without the overheads of owning one.

To find out more, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or visit the Bay Islands Car Share website.

  • Council delivers car-share scheme at Redland Bay Marina

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    Redland City Council has awarded a contract for a two-year car-share scheme at Redland Bay Marina, Weinam Creek.

    Mayor Karen Williams said the recent Expression of Interest and subsequent tender process followed a successful car-share trial conducted at the marina from August 2020 to April 2021.

    “The trial offered island residents access to a conveniently parked vehicle on the mainland without the overheads associated with owning one,” Cr Williams said.

    “It proved very popular, with the trial operator reporting a doubling in car-share members and a 60 per cent increase in the number of car-share trips each week.

    “The trial clearly demonstrated the viability of the initiative in the long term, so I am delighted Council is able to extend the scheme for another two years from 4 October 2021 through a contract with Bay Islands Car Share.

    “Hopefully the trend of increased usage will continue and there will be a corresponding rise in the number of car parking spaces which will become available.”

    Cr Williams said the car-share scheme was one of a number of options Council was investigating to help alleviate the high demand for car parking at Redland Bay Marina.

    “Car-share schemes have been identified in the Redlands Coast Transport Strategy as a potential solution to deliver good transport outcomes, with benefits such as increased turnover and supply of car parks in the area,” she said.

    Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said Bay Islands Car Share, which also conducted the trial, would operate eight dedicated car-share spaces between the Coast Guard building and the bus interchange.

    “These spaces are located opposite the four which were used during the trial, and are still in close proximity to the ferry terminal,” Cr Edwards said.

    “The trial showed island residents supported the scheme and there was a consistent increase in usage as a result of having dedicated car parks.”

    The eight car-share parking spaces will be clearly identified with signage.

  • April Update

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    EOI to steer Weinam Creek car-share scheme at Redland Bay Marina


    Plans to establish a long-term car-share scheme at Redland Bay Marina, Weinam Creek, are pushing ahead.

    At today’s general meeting, Redland City Council resolved to support an Expression of Interest and subsequent tender process for the scheme.

    Mayor Karen Williams said the move followed the conclusion of a car-share trial conducted at the marina from August 2020 to April 2021.

    “An existing local car-share operator provided the service and Council officers monitored the progress to determine if a permanent scheme was viable,” Cr Williams said.

    “Assessment criteria included general community feedback as well as car-share vehicle usage and trial enforcement.

    “Over the course of the trial, local community feedback was generally supportive and the operator reported a consistent increase in usage and registrations as a result of having dedicated car parks in close proximity to the ferry terminal. “

    Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said Council would seek applications that proposed a suitable number of spaces, site location close to Redland Bay Marina and ways to ensure parking compliance at the proposed site.

    “One of the issues to emerge during the trial was parking enforcement and ensuring there were enough spaces for car-share vehicles only,” Cr Edwards said.

    “As a result, Council will be requesting proposals that include ways to ensure exclusive use of the spaces, and that may be via a lease, licence or permit arrangement.

    “It is proposed that the car-share scheme operate for approximately two years.”

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