A further short walk and you will make it to the police station and the local shopping centre. It has a full sized IGA supermarket, chemist, bakery, post office and hairdresser and a kebab shop.
Just past the local pool is the primary school as well as a white goods and appliance store. Nearby is the petrol station, as well as Russell Island Building Supplies and Andy Hire, both of which sell hardware supplies.
Elsewhere on the island, you will find the community centre, with an op-shop, a bowls club with Chinese restaurant and an RSL club with a bistro.
Russell Island is a great place for people interested in fishing. There are two boat ramps, one on the eastern side of the island and one on the western side, and a fantastic and very popular Fishing Club with weigh ins and bar every other Sunday at the Sports hub.
What Emergency Services are there?
As mentioned, there is a police station and also a local ambulance station. Both the police and ambulance services have their own water transport. Russell Island also has a volunteer bush fire brigade and there is a designated rescue helipad assigned at Jackson Oval.
What are the properties like on the islands?
There is a vast range of property with diverse styles and designs. There are a limited supply of water front property’s and many town, country and woodland homes. Where else could you buy a block of land and build a house for such affordable prices? Or live in a waterfront property within a short commute to Brisbane CBD or go the other way to the attractions of the Gold Coast. Alternatively, indeed take your boat out and snorkel around Peel Island or fish in the one of the film locations of pirates of the Caribbean.
With some of the best land and property prices in Australia, stunning scenery, fantastic sailing, kayaking and fishing. You really can live the dream and still have money in the bank.
You can buy in the bush, the town on the waterfront or with water views. The island can always suit your budget and lifestyle. We have brand new homes from $219.000, Houses on the water from $260.000. A woodland property from $160.000. Or a double block from $44.000. Just an idea of what can be bought. Stretch out with a modernist waterfront property that would cost a fortune on the mainland. Come and live the dream and still have money in your pocket check out listings at www.islandlfe.net.au
Land and Property prices on the islands/why so cheap?
We have land currently listed from $17,000 up to $2,000,000 and houses from $150,000 up to $950,000. Therefore, the median price is probably the lowest in Australia. This may be because we are an Island.
Historically high unemployment on the Islands cost of travel, the lack of a bridge and infrastructure, bad publicity, and misleading articles of the islands have kept prices down.
However this is changing with Slim4vit buy college papers new infrastructure, plans for tourism, new sports facilities and clubs with a new recreation centre, sealed roads, new marina planned, new jetties planned, Go Card for Translink, new car parks, new developments and new house building projects happening at an unprecedented rate, all adding to the growing optimism on the Islands. It really is a good time to come. Where else could you have this Island lifestyle at the prices the Island offers?