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Russell Island inter-island vehicular cable ferry link

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Ian Olsson
23 Nepeta Street
RUNCORN QLD 4113

Total Signatures - 366

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 17/07/2019

Closing Date: 15/10/2019

Tabled Date: 16/10/2019

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 15/11/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that with increasing Russell Island population, Redland Bay will never be able to sustain enough long-term car parking capacity needed by islanders who use the passenger ferries from Weinam Creek. With no MLP bridge solution, other alternatives must now be put in place so that costly band-aid solutions to parking at Redland Bay are not ventured into.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to support the development of a vehicular cable ferry link between Rocky Point on Russell Island and Little Rocky Point North, Woongoolba on Pimpama Island. This involves construction of two kilometres of approach causeway mainly over land and two 50-metre long cable ferry ramps that are 600 metres apart between which a cable ferry would cross Main Channel. Such a link with road widening was costed at $22.51 million by GHD in its Southern Moreton Bay Islands Water Transport Alternative Route Study commissioned by Redland City Council in 2010. Russell Island is a remote area and as such Federal government infrastructure funding can be sought for this project. We draw the House's attention to two related petitions: 2931-18 tabled on 15/05/2018 and 3096-19 tabled on 11/06/2019.