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GOOD WEATHER AIDS ISLAND JETTY BUILDS Work on our island jetties has picked up pace thanks to the recent spells of good weather. All previous works had been hampered by the continual poor weather from February until May. However, recent returns to winter sunny skies has allowed progress to be made, particularly on the first of the jetty structures on Russell Island. Better weather has allowed for safe installation of roofing to the extensive structure and, at the time of going to press, the concrete pour for the deck of the Russell island new jetty walkways, was imminent. The huge ‘The Jetty Specialists’ crane has also been busy, now located off Macleay Island and is busy putting the pylons in place for the new Macleay Island jetty. It will be of the same dimensions and similar design to that of the Russell Island new jetty. The large Macleay jetty pontoons are currently located at Thornlands after initial construction at The Jetty Specialists headquarters on the Sunshine Coast. They will be moved into position hopefully later this month, and as soon as the pylons at Macleay are finalised. The pontoons for the Lamb Island and Karragarra Island jetties are being constructed on the Sunshine Coast and will soon be moved to Thornlands for their preparatory work. They are smaller than those constructed for Russell and Macleay islands. Lamb Island is next in line after Macleay Island to have work preparatory work carried out and then installed. Karragarra Island will be the last of the four island jetties to go in place. The $45 million project is being funded by the Queensland Government in conjunction with the Redland City Council. All four new jetties are expected to be completed by late 2023, with the Russell Island jetty to be the first in use in approximately another three months (October/November 2022).

• The roof is now on part of the Russell Island terminal