A Bridge to Russell Island via Rocky Point is the shortest distance and most cost effective route,distanced from mainland, urban lifestyle would maintain desired island living.A Rocky Point bridge will provide superior vehicle access to largest island,and provide short barge route access to other islands. This is the Point where the bridge would go across to the Mainland…
Russell Island power comes from the mainland across the Western Boating Channel and connects to Russell Island at Rocky Point, and continues on to service North Stradbroke Island.
Energex has recently completed a new Sub Station on Russell Island which will assist in evening out power fluctuations and give an improved power supply, plus they are currently in the process of putting underground power lines in to again assist with a consistent and less interrupted power supply. Energex are planning for future increased power consumption involving residential expansion and supply to all the Southern Moreton bay islands.
Russell Island water comes from the lakes on North Stradbroke Island and the Sir Leslie Harrison Dam on the mainland which is part of the Redlands water catchment area, and is some of the best in the country.
The four Islands that make up the Southern Moreton Bay Islands are flood free, and do not see those sort of floods that the rest of South East Queensland and Northern NSW experience. Naturally we get some overland water flow, but being small Islands, the water just runs off into the Bay with little effect on personal property.
These Islands are possibly one of the safest havens in South East Queensland, and remain undiscovered by a vast majority of Australians