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Calls for Island bridge

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 1 February, 2012 - 7:41 AM
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4BC Drive: Russell Island Bridge lobbyist Joyce Web continues her support for a much needed bridge for residents in need of easy access to the mainland. State Member, Peter Dowling says a bridge is not on their agenda, however the Council has other ideas.

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  • I agree totally with Walter. A bridge will destroy the uniqueness of Russell Island. It appears that the almighty dollar is driving the push. The rhetoric of "progress, only positive opportunities, environmentally desirable, etc" is just double-speak by those looking for the big dollars no matter what the cost to the community as a whole. We came here to get away from the rat -race and build an affordable, quality life in a real community. Russell Island, in its present form, offers just that, not just to us, but to anyone who is looking for it. Build a bridge, and we become just another suburb of Brisbane. If you want that, its just a 20 min ferry ride west of here. I'll help you pack. If you are serious about preserving the magic Russell Island already has, join with the yet silent majority? who want to keep Russell Island what it is and is meant to be - an island.

    John Wednesday 10 September, 2014 - 8:14 PM
  • Did buy a block to build and retire to one day. It's nice to get good clean discussion about the Bridge , not to sure about some people using profanity at others, especially at women. Remember without progress we would still be living in caves and throwing sticks and stones at each other. I can only see exceptional positives and no negatives for residents and the environment, bridges accumulate marine growth barges hamper it. I for one as a land rate payer am willing to put my money where my mouth is and commit to a fund towards building this long awaited bridge to Russell, I am willing to discuss this offer with Council or Government. IF you do not want progress there are other islands close by.
    John

    John Sunday 17 August, 2014 - 6:39 PM
  • Private enterprises could be used to build a bridge - Look to Isle of Skye in Scotland - lots of protests, but successfully built and recouped costs in record time

    Helen Arnall Sunday 17 August, 2014 - 2:35 PM
  • Russell Island is a fast growing community with needs as any other. A bridge would give RI residents a future with opportunity, give commuters easy access to employment & higher education. Provide connection, competition in the market & competitive prices. Savings due to no transit levy on rates , no more having to own 2 cars & secure parking fees. Business will benefit & grow. The population growth is unavoidable due to the cheap land, property & rents so travel will be inevitable, people have lives with mortgages & mouths to feed. The ferries & barges will not cope & is destroying the bay & marine life. The foreshore taken over by car parks & in turn miss out on the tourist $. The only solution in the end is a bridge so why waist more & on band aid fixes

    Rita Friday 8 August, 2014 - 11:12 PM
  • Walter, if I say just one word - parking, that would crush your arguments. No matter what, growing population will not stop towards the island and neither Redland Bay nor the Bay Islands can accommodate a growing number of cars as well. I invite you to come to ANY of these islands and take a look at the carpark in the morning...Why? We struggle with an crumbling, expensive, unreliable water transport; there is not even a decent bus service, at least on the two large islands; you find people, who can't afford neither a second car nor the insufficient and expensive taxi service, for 'roadkill fodder' not unlike stray dogs, walking down on main roads (no footpath). Just because it is comfortable for pensioners not commuting, dole bludgers happy with the status quo (cheap rent, plenty of excuse for not going to work) - I guess if this society has any sense left in them, it won't yield to them to decide in their favour over working residents, just because those dependent on welfare so prefer.

    GregHS Friday 8 August, 2014 - 8:02 PM
  • Island Owners should stump the money up, if they want it. It will be their land values that will increase to offset the investment.

    James W Friday 8 August, 2014 - 11:29 AM

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