Russell Island – Evacuation Information

Russell Island – Evacuation Information

 

The first preference is for people to ‘shelter-in-place’ – stay where you are. Evacuations should only occur when the risk of sheltering in place is greater than the risk associated with leaving and moving to a place of lower risk.

Evacuation Centres/Assembly Areas/Helicopter Landing Sites

Evacuation Centres will be opened as demand requires. Information relating to the opening of Evacuation Centres will be announced via our information sources – please tune in to local radio ABC 612 AM and Bay FM 100.3 and follow updates on the Redland City Council news site, Twitter and Facebook.

For information relating to current evacuations, please contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.

The Evacuation Centres are the primary assembly areas during a disaster and will often have an oval or parkland nearby for a helicopter landing site that provide quick access to the Evacuation Centre. Accordingly, latitude and longitude information has been provided for the Evacuation Centres that have adjoining land size suitable to accommodate a helicopter landing site.

Evacuation Centres

Primary Evacuation Centre:

  • Russell Island Recreational Hall
    1 Alison Crescent, Russell Island
    Ph: 3829 8999

Alternate Evacuation Centres (may be called upon to support as required):

  • Community Centre
    55 Jackson Road, Russell Island
    Ph: 3409 1177
  • RSL Club
    9 Anzac Drive, Russell Island
    Ph: 3409 1372
  • Bowls Club
    59 Jackson Road, Russell Island
    Ph: 3409 1372

Evacuation Routes

The hardening of a trail along Lagoon Road is underway to create an alternate evacuation route on the southern end of the Island. For more information see the full media release.

If you need to evacuate, it is recommended that you seek shelter with family or friends in the first instance. If these options are not available to you, we will establish crises accommodation in the form of Evacuation Centres or another appropriate means of short-term accommodation. When evacuating from your home, your chosen evacuation route should always be the most direct and safest route available, be aware of possible localised flooding.

Please tune in to ABC 612 AM and Bay FM 100.3 for warnings of road closures and follow updates on the Redland City Council news site, Twitter and Facebook.

Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it!

 

Assembly Areas

Primary Assembly Area:

  • Russell Island Recreational Hall
    1 Alison Crescent, Russell Island

Alternate Assembly Areas (as required):

  • Barge and Ferry Terminal (North) – Barge or Ferry
    High Street, Russell Island
  • Yacht Club Canaipa Point (North East) – Ferry or small boats
    188 Canaipa Point Drive, Russell Island
  • Boat ramp (East) – Small barge or boats
    15 Wahine Drive, Russell Island
  • Sandy Beach (South East) – Small barge or boats
    22 The Boulevard, Russell Island
  • Rocky Point (South West) – Vehicles only
    Bangalow Street, Russell Island

Barge and Ferry Launch Sites

  • Barge and Ferry Terminal (North) – Barge or Ferry
    High Street, Russell Island
  • Yacht Club Canaipa Point (North East) – Ferry or small boats
    Canaipa Point Drive, Russell Island
  • Boat ramp (East) – Small barge or boats
    Wahine Drive, Russell Island
  • Sandy Beach (South East) – Small barge or boats
    The Boulevard, Russell Island
  • Rocky Point (South West) – Vehicles only
    Bangalow Street, Russell Island

Note: barges can operate from all Assembly Areas except Rocky Point and the ferry can operate from the High Street Jetty, Yacht Club jetty at Canaipa Point and private jetties along Wahine Drive.

Island Transport Services

Bus Services:

  • Blue Bus – Ph: 3820 7815 or 0419 712 786
  • School bus – Ph: 3820 7815 or 0419 712 786
  • RSL courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 1372
  • Bowls Club courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 1330
  • SMBI Little Bus – Ph: 0412 913 605

Taxi Services:

  • Russell Island Taxi – Ph: 0408 785 218 or 0408 785 555

Helicopter Landing Points

  • Jackson Oval (primary helipad)
    Jackson Road, Russell Island
    Longitude: 153.3668 Latitude: -27.6576
  • Rural Fire Station
    Jackson Road, Russell Island
    Ph: 0408 077 188
    Longitude: 153.3738 Latitude: -27.6586
  • Primary School Oval
    High Street, Russell Island
    Ph: 3400 9333
    Longitude: 153.3821 Latitude: -27.6510
  • Sport & Recreation Park
    Union Street, Russell Island
    Longitude: 153.3767 Latitude: -27.6498