Home building is about to get a massive boost on our Bay Islands.
There has been a huge increase in home building and planning approvals submitted to Redland City Council, particularly in the last three months of the financial year.
In April May and June 2014, there have been a total of 43 applications approved for homes on our islands.
This represents a stunning 100% increase in building applications and approvals.
The approvals have been right across the four Southern Moreton Bay Islands, with Russell and Macleay dominating, with with Lamb and Karragarra Islands also in the frame.
The growth pattern started in April with six building applications and two planning applications approved (four lodged) on Russell Island.
On Macleay in April five building applications were approved and there was one planning approval.
Lamb Island had two building applications lodged and one approved and two planning approvals in April, and there were none for Karragarra Island.
In May, Russell Island had five building approvals and three planning approvals granted by council, whilst Macleay had five building approvals.
Lamb Island had two building approvals in May.
In June, the strong run continued with four Building Approvals and one planning approval lodged for Russell Island and with four building approvals and three planning lodgements for Macleay Island.
There was one June building approval for Lamb Island and one building and one planning approval for Karragarra Island.
Cr Mark Edwards applauded the recent increase in planning and building approvals.
"What it means strong building and employment growth in the coming months. And there is every reason to believe the strong growth with continue."
This was endorsed by Brian Paddison of Redland Natural Waste Disposals, Brian Paddison who confirmed that he had take orders for 25 of the Advanced Enviro Septic Systems in the past two months.
"And nearly all of these are for new homes," he said.
Ian Goddard of KCW Homes says he has also noticed an increase in enquiries and sales.
"Our new display home on Russell Island has acted as an impetus for island building," he told The Friendly Bay Islander.