Department of Transport and Main Roads and Redland City Council have committed $34.1 million to deliver essential upgrades to the passenger ferry terminals at Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands.
What does the project involve?
The project involves rebuilding the jetties, gangways and pontoons to be safer, more modern and accessible and cater for population growth.
Improvements will include:
- More functional layout for ferry operations and customer waiting, boarding and disembarking
- Compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT)
- Better facilities, security and waiting environment for customers
- Conversion of the existing ferry pontoons for recreational boating and fishing.
What is the timing for the project?
The design of the new terminals is underway, and the upgrades will be delivered over the next four years.
How has the community been consulted?
Redland City Council has been working closely with island communities since 2016 to understand how they use the terminals, what they like and don't like about them, what the upgraded terminals should do and how they should look. The valuable feedback gathered through this consultation is informing the development of the terminal designs.
Find out more
During November 2019, there is an opportunity to view the preliminary designs of the ferry terminals at Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands. Come along to an Open House and see how the islands’ ferry terminals are being upgraded or visit: yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/upgrade-of-smbi-ferry-terminals.
For more information about the project contact Redland City Council.
Call: 3829 8999