How is this trial being impacted by COVID-19?

    For information regarding the operation of the trial visit the Bay Islands Car-Share website. 

    What is car-share?

    Car-share is short-term car hire.

    What are the potential benefits of car-share for users?

    Depending on individual requirements, car-share can be a cheaper option than operating and maintaining a privately owned vehicle.

    The trial gives participating Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) residents the opportunity to access a conveniently located mainland vehicle close to the ferry terminal for short-term hire.

    The SMBI community is provided with another travel choice for completing mainland trips. 

    What are the potential benefits of the trial for people who park at Redland Bay Marina?

    The benefits to other car park users include: 

    • more efficient use of parking space – increasing the turnover frees up otherwise occupied car parks, and 
    • decreased parking demand by reducing the number of cars and car parks required.

    How many car parks have been allocated for the trial?

    Four (4) car parks have been allocated for the trial.

    Where are the car-share trial car parks located?

    The four (4) car parks dedicated to the car-share trial are located between the Coast Guard building and the bus interchange, close to the ferry terminal.

    See the map on the main Redland Bay Marina car-share trial page for the exact location of the car parks. 

    Why have prime spots close to the ferry terminal been allocated for the trial?

    The decision to locate the car-share trial parking spots close to the terminal was made to suit the diversity of current and potential car-share users, including people who are elderly or mobility impaired.

    The car parks chosen for the trial are also conveniently located close to the ferry terminal to provide an incentive for users of the car-share trial and ensure the trial is accessible to all members of the SMBI community.

    Who is the car-share provider?

    Bay Islands Car Share is the car-share provider for the trial period.

    How was the car-share provider selected for the trial?

    Bay Islands Car Share, a local registered business, approached Council with a proposal to conduct a car-share trial at Redland Bay Marina. 

    Council worked closely with Bay Islands Car Share to arrange a Permit to Occupy and permission to operate the six-month trial.

    How can I find out more about the trial car-share provider?

    You can find out more about Bay Islands Car Share by visiting their website. 

    I would like to use a Council-managed car park for my car-share business, how do I apply?

    If the car-share trial is successful and Council decides to continue the initiative when the trial ends, there will be an open opportunity for car-share providers to apply to participate.

    At the conclusion of the trial, Council will review the results and determine the viability of developing a formal policy for car-share schemes across Redlands Coast. During this process there may be further opportunities for other car-share businesses or schemes to be implemented across the city.  

    Can I apply to use a car park at Redland Bay Ferry Terminal for another purpose?

    No. A car-share scheme is consistent with the conditions of the current leasing agreements between the State Government and Redland City Council for the designated car parking area at Redland Bay Marina. It is also important to note that this land is under the designation of a Priority Development Area, meaning the land use plan prepared for this land takes precedence over Council's City Plan. If there is a desire to use land within this area for another purpose, then the proponent would be required to liaise with Economic Development Queensland, which manages the development of Priority Development Areas.

    Is a six-month trial necessary?

    A six-month trial allows sufficient time for people to both experience the effects of the trial and provide their feedback to Council.

    What will happen when the trial ends?

    Council will consider community feedback throughout the trial and analyse collected data from the operator to determine the trial's success. This will help guide future transport planning for the area and similar locations across the city.