Russell Island – Evacuation Information

Russell Island – Evacuation Information

 

The primary role of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) with regards to the management of evacuees is to provide safe, temporary accommodation for a short period until a threat has passed. Once the threat has passed, then evacuees can return home or arrangements can be made for alternative accommodation solutions if this is not possible.

The first preference is for people to ‘shelter-in-place’ – stay where you are – while this is the preferred option, it may not be possible due to the type of disaster occurring (i.e. approaching bushfire).

If you are required to evacuate, the second preference is for people to shelter with friends and family (if safe to do so). For those on the mainland, or a larger island like North Stradbroke Island, this may be possible in some instances. Sheltering with friends and/or family for those living on Coochiemudlo or SMBI may not always be possible, as often friends or family are also evacuating.

Evacuation Centres will be opened as demand requires and where safe to do so. 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 Disaster DashboardRedland City Council news siteTwitter and Facebook. You can also opt in to receive Community Alerts (details below), which will be issued to areas required to evacuate.

Council now has an opt-in emergency messaging service, where residents can subscribe to receive community alerts, weather alerts and flooded road notifications at four key locations. A Community Alert will not replicate the Emergency Alert; which is a Text and/or Voice message sent by the State Government irrespective of a user’s subscription, sent to all landlines and mobile phones that are switched on and have service coverage. The Community Alert is generally issued to the areas where the significant impact is occurring or anticipated to occur; thus it is important you enter the correct residential address to ensure you receive a Community Alert for your area.

A community Alert will be issued from Redland City Council LDMG for significant impacts to the community such as:

  • Essential information when preparing, responding or recovering from an event
    i.e. evacuation information, recovery/community hub information etc.
  • Anticipated serious disruption due to an event
    i.e. health related or weather related; toxic smoke hazard, explosion or fire etc.
  • Essential services or Infrastructure impacted
    i.e. water shutdown, boil water notice, island transport services ceasing due to weather, gas leak etc.

Four easy steps to subscribe to Council’s emergency messaging service

  1. Go to disaster.redland.qld.gov.au
  2. Click on the blue ‘Opt-In Notifications’ button
  3. Click on the ‘Register’ tab to enter your details and create a password
  4. Follow confirmation email instructions to complete the mobile verification process and select your subscription choices.

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

Do not proceed to one of the centres listed below unless advised it is the nominated evacuation centre. We have listed below all of the centres within or nearest to the applicable suburb, however it does not mean all will be open. This is determined during the event response by Redland LDMG and Emergency Services, to ensure the evacuation centre and evacuees are not in the path of danger.

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

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:

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 crisis 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 Recreation 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
  • 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