TIMELINE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ISLAND JETTIES THAT IS ALREADY UNDERWAY!
The construction of the new $34 million island jetties for Russell, Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands is well underway.
However, it is just not visible to the public at the moment.
The contract to replace the jetties has been split into two stages.
The reason for two stages is that it allows the contractor to start procurement of the necessary materials and fabrication of the major ferry terminal components; such as the large aluminium pontoons, steel piles, and the precast concrete elements for the fixed jetties.
The contract for Stage One of this $20 million (approx.) project was awarded to The Jetty Specialist.
Significant fit-out work of the ferry terminal pontoons is being carried out by Redlands Coast business Aluminium Marine located at Thornlands.
The remaining onsite construction of the ferry terminals and all the land-side works will be combined into Stage Two.
On-site works are due to commence this year (2021) and the overall project is due for completion in mid-2023, subject to weather.
It is likely that works will be staged across more than one island at a time to achieve the project timeframe.
The SMBI ferry services will remain operational for the entire duration of construction.
Due to space and construction limitations at Russell Island, a nearby temporary ferry access jetty will be provided during the construction period.
Commuters travelling to and from Macleay, Lamb, and Karragarra Islands will be able to continue use the existing terminals until the construction of the new ferry terminals is complete.
* The Russell Island jetty will be the first jetty for construction