ROAD SEALING PROGRAM MOVES TO RUSSELL ISLAND
The green seal road program on the islands, is now continuing on Russell Island.
It is the third appearance of the exciting sealing program that is delivering seal roads to the islands at a continuous rate thanks to a program developed by Cr Mark Edwards and Redland City Council.
Already 35 kilometres of roads under the program have been sealed on Macleay, Russell and Lamb Islands.
Coochiemudlo Island has also benefitted from the program and future green seal road works are to be carried out on North Stradbroke Island.
The Redland City Council road seal crew have recently completed major green sealing on Lamb Island, with most of that island now complete.
Prior to that, new roadworks and parking were provided at Southsea Terrace on Macleay Island.
Now it is Russell Island’s turn, again.
A feature of the new works on Russell Island will be the sealing of Hawthorndern Drive from Allison Crescent to Canaipa Road. This waterfront road is an important island road and the works will also involve considerably widening.
“I am really pleased to see Hawthorndern included in this latest green seal program,” Cr Edwards said.
He added that provided funding can continue and may even be increased, at the current rate the majority of Russell Island roads will be green sealed within three years; and Macleay Island within a similar period.
Under the ‘old’ method which saw roads built to suburban standards, the cost was approximately $1 million for every kilometre.
The ‘green seal’ method, which means a double seal on slightly improved island gravel roads, is significantly faster and more cost-effective to deliver than the standard construction approach, and is being delivered at approximately five times that rate i.e. up to 5 kilometres per $1 million.
Work on the latest sealing program on Russell has only just started and will continue until the end of June 2018.
Then, Cr Edwards hopes, there will be an increase in funding for the programs to continue on both Macleay and Russell islands.
The roads on Russell currently being sealed include: Lindwall Street from Harvey Street to Jackson Road; Burge Street from Harvey Street to Jackson Road; Harvey Street from Burge Street to 64 Harvey Street; Miller Street from Harvey Street to Bradman Street; Hawthorndern Drive from Allison Crescent to Canaipa Road; Oxford Road from Bayview Road to Cavendish Street; Willes Street from Cavendish Street to 14/16 Willes Street; Satton Street from Kings Road to 6/10 Satton Street;Canna Street from Satton Street to Oaklea Street; Meadstone Street from Canna Street to 4 Meadstone Street; Oaklea Street from Kings Road to Waterlea Street;Waterlea Street from Oaklea Street to Elcon Street; Celosia Street from Kings Road to Laurel Street; Coyne Street from Kings Road to Laurel Street; Crocus Street from Laurel Street to Taylor Street; Taylor Street from Regal Street to Flowell Street; Laurel Street from Crocus Street to 128 Laurel Street; Flowell Street from Laurel Street to Dempsey Street; Dempsey Street from Flowell Street to Regal Street; Regal Street from Highland Street to Aimeo Esplanade; Roebuck Street from Regal Street to End; Aimeo Esplanade from High Street to Regal Street; Pao Pao Road from Aimeo Esplanade to Bamboo Road; Kava Street from Aimeo Esplanade to Fiji Street; Fiji Street from Pao Pao Road to 41 Fiji Street; Tonga Street from Fiji Street to Bamboo Road; Bamboo Road from High Street to Bamboo Road; Mountain View Crescent from Bamboo Road to Bamboo Road; Spring Street from Mountain View Crescent to Bamboo Road; Sunkist from Mountain View Crescent to Bamboo Road; Goolagong Street from Fern Terrace to Titala Street; Illagona Street from Fern Terrace to Titala Street.