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Island residents have only until September 8 to comment on preliminary designs for replacement jetties to the islands.

It was announced in the August edition of the Friendly Bay Islander that $34.1 million was to be spent on replacing the jetties on Russell, Macleay, Karragarra and Lamb Islands and the Russell Island would be the first jetty on the agenda.

The project is a joint funding project between the Queensland State Government and Redland City Council.

It was stated at that time that the design process could be finalised by the ‘end of the year’.

However, what we were not advised was that initial concept designs have already been completed and feedback from residents has been given a very small timeline.

This opened on Monday August 26 and ends on Sunday September 8.

Results from the early feedback will then be supplied to the designers and incorporated where possible if relevant.

When the preliminary designs have been upgraded from the concept design process, these will go on display in November.

Open Houses will be held on each of the Southern Bay Islands.

Members of the project team will be available at these Open Houses to answer questions and consider feedback before the designs are finalised.

Redland City Council’s planned landslide (foreshore) works will also be on the agenda at the Open House meetings. Council’s traffic, road and civic and open space management team will also be present to answer questions and record suggestions.

Feedback will be used to aid future planning, it has been stated.

Information about the November Open Houses can be found on the project’s Your Say page at

• The Russell Island new jetty concept drawing

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