why has a bridge has not been built yet?

One would have to wonder being the 21st century why a bridge has not been built yet! Imagine how better for everyone! As easy access on and of the at any time would create employment opportunity. Why carnt the Government step in over this council to help make this happen! Maybe you would have to wonder again if the ferry and barge owners are perhaps connected with the council in some way Lol!! Maybe some sort of investigation would help! KathyPearson
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They claim they are about to invest $30 odd million in new ferry terminals for all 4 islands, so I don't think a bridge will be happening too soon. I think, anyone, needs to come and live on the islands, to then judge for themselves whether they think a bridge is a deal breaker or does not really effect them. In the long run? It is a very individual thing

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A tax payer funded bridge would double land values overnight. A return to tax payers of just 2% of the unearned free capital gain would pay for the bridge toll free and lift values in perpetuity. Likewise for ALL tax payer funded road & rail (utility & services) infrastructure. https://www.prosper.org.au/land-value-capture/value-capture-a-historical-perspective/

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Hi Kathy, My name is David Prince and I wrote the comment above. Please don't think our Council is responsible for us not having a Bridge. We have an excellent Council! This is and always will be a 100% Federal members costing with State Government assistance and approval. I have lived on Russell for 12 years and have watched this Leverage Market unfold. History tells a very significant truth, A Strong Mayor once supported a Bridge to all the Islands. He was taken out in a wrong turn political behavior. The Federal member for Bowen could tell us all about it! But he won't, or at least, not the truth. The Federal and State members need to Build this Public Bridge to Russell Island Now to show they are not abstaining their DUTY OF CARE. History will show this TRUTH!

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Infrastructure is tax payer money given to private land owners. Its announced only after major land developers / political donors have bought up land benefiting from it. If urban they buy up cheap houses then seed the rentals with criminal tenants to depress prices. Then they secretly buy up max land. Then clean up after infrastructures announced and their land is rezoned. Rezoning is a racket: publicly granted gift to private land owners. 80%+ of major rezoning is granted to political ‘donors’.

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Hi, has there been any update for bridge access to these islands ? thanks

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Seems to me people want a bridge for their investments.Since coming to QLD all i have been hearing the words investments money .How about fun quite places a majority of Gold coast people are like that money money money. Back to Tassie im going and the rates that redlands council charges its way to high crooked place

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My understanding is that it's not a Russell island bridge, it's a Stadbroke island bridge, with Russell island being the stepping stone island. It will benefit Russell island, but the real money is on Stradbroke island.

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john-irvinej
john-irvinej

A subdivision of straddie would pay for the bridge and more...

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Hi Kathy, some people here have very strong opinions re the bridge. When I first came to the islands nearly 5 years ago, I too seemed to be a bit obsessed with that question, but after living here for 5 years, I personally now don't want a bridge. It is so special here the feeling of the islands (I live on one of the smaller islands out here) quiet, isolated - in a good way. If the bridge goes ahead, it will just be another suburb of the Redlands and all the crime, crazyness, cars etc will just come here. When you live here, you have to come to the realisation that it is a balancing act, that the benefits outway the disadvantages and if you don't feel that way, you will soon leave and go back to "Australia"!

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lesleyprince
lesleyprince

Hi Kathy! Russell Island is a suburb of Redland City a very fast -growing City Leveraged to the tune of Billions of dollars by preventing a Bridge to Russell Island. The Leverage Market is happing right now and has been driven by a select group of people who aim to profit in Billions of dollars with political driven members with supporters living and profiting in this behavior in preventing a Bridge to Russell Island for more than 50 years. It is truly a Crime driven by the Federal and State members to not support a Bridge to Russell Island given their position. They have in affect created a Leverage Market profit for a select groups, against the 7000 plus Ratiable properties their owens, thats the Ratepayers of Russell Island who have never, that's right never been asked simply Yes or No to a Bridge on their Rates notice. The survey's are mostly none Russell Island Rate Payers and other interest groups. That's wrong! Very wrong! The Bridge from Scenic Rd to Kings Rd was planned 1972! Just think about the Federal and State Services that would be provided for Russell today.

davidl54
davidl54

Enough has been said about this subject. JUST DO IT! And good things will come not only for these islands but also for the greater Redland Shire as a whole and beyond.

chris-zahnc
chris-zahnc

Bridge to Coochie to Macleay to Lamb cable barges electric motors to Karra to Russell bridge to Straddy 24/7 services better for Police ,Ambulance, Fire brigade,Fog, Storm Debree and Pandemic and Environment. I've lived on the Islands for 30 year's the old days are gone check your watch population growth is quicker than Council intisapted trying to discourage people with negative feedback not working now land prices are positive. About 25 years ago 7 house's plus got broken into via boat's from the foreshore on Western road Macleay island no bridge. The block of land you have won't change . Think about boat environment damage . Think about going to hospital direct in dignity with out the thieves knowing your not home. Have a good think do you want a Bridge or a Bridge of Boats and a better or less environment think well vote well Chris Zahn Macleay island.

ron-alexanderr
ron-alexanderr

As someone who has owned a block of land on Russell Island since 1972 and have seen nothing that people like me have not paid for. Water, electricity and other infrastructure were paid for by levies placed on us by Council for the benefit of those who live there but want no progress. The lifestyle they enjoy are from people like me. The proposed bridge was to go to Stradbroke Island as final destination, it would be of benefit to all locals.

liza21
liza21

Having bought a house a year ago it seems a lot of people i talk with want a bridge. With an older population of residents on russell isl you would think government would look at the effects of needing fast transport to hospital. I know they have water ambulance and helicopter but these take valuable minutes in times when minutes count. I would pay a toll to use bridge without hesitation. The benifits that would be attained far outway any backward thinking residents. Those that dont like the bridge if it were built would surely enjoy the rapid price growth of house and land associated with this. If they didnt like it after bridge build sell up and leave. There are far too many backward thinking people on island. A bridge would mean more services better emergency responses and more competition which would benefit those narrow minded nay sayers. BUILD THIS BRIDGE ASAP BEFORE THE WHOLE ISLAND SUFFERS.

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