Russell Island Ferry gangways


Russell Island Ferry gangways


As the saying goes: “better late than never”. Vicki Point just pasted this to the MBCIA est 2005 group.


Ian Olsson


15 October

Received this today in respect of the temporary Russell Island Ferry gangways. They will be covered for a substantial part.

Dear Mr Olsson,

Thank you for your email enquiry regarding the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Ferry Terminals Upgrade project and upcoming works at the Russell Island site.

The length of the roof on the temporary access gangway is approximately 66.3 metres. This means that approximately 72% of the gangway will be covered by a roof (refer plans below).


Please note that the existing pontoon will also be temporarily relocated, providing further covered area.

While the temporary structure is not strictly designed and constructed to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act, users’ considerations have been taken into account. The structure’s gradient will be similar to the existing facility, and the width of the gangway is two metres wide to allow ease of access for users.

Currently, the recreational pontoon will be connected to the newly built permanent jetty.

As the project progresses we are continually reviewing the design for improvements and cost savings. Any significant changes to the current design will be communicated to stakeholders.

Should you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the project team.

Image 1, 2 & 3 – Russell Island Ferry Terminal layout plans

Kind regards

The Boating Infrastructure Team

Maritime Safety Queensland

Department of Transport and Main Roads

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