SEVEN-UNIT MOTEL FOR RUSSELL ISLAND NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION In another major business boost for our islands, a seven-unit motel complex is currently under construction on Russell Island. The project is being built and will be operated by husband-and-wife team Daniel and Michelle Golin. They also happen to be the couple behind TERMIGOLD, the termite monitoring and eradication business that they have recently based in another major complex on Russell Island. With a background in the building and pest industries, the couple have brought their considerable expertise to the islands and are investing heavily here. In moving to our islands, Daniel and Michelle are providing a great new direction for island business, industry and future employment opportunities. The couple believe the islands have ‘untapped potential’. David Golin told The Friendly Bay Islander they were attracted to the islands because of the availability of affordable land and an apparent gap in commercial investment. “We have been here a little over 12 months and all we see is opportunity. “With people visiting and moving here at increasing rates, it was obvious to us that a small motel complex was needed. “It is also a great place to operate our TERMIGOLD termite eradication business from our John Street premises,” David added. The industrial shed they have already completed and occupy in John Street, is massive and a stand-out. The motel is located on a large commercial block on 21 Canaipa Road, Russell Island. The design of the motel complex is L-shaped with four units in one section and three units in the other section. All seven units have separate bathrooms attached, with the three-unit section also boasting outdoor decks. The motel property is being suitably landscaped via native grasses and plants. David and Michelle are hopeful to have the motel open before mid year, provided the weather is ‘reasonable’.
• The floor plan for the seven-unit motel
• Michelle and David Golin.