King tide flows across Redland city's Russell Island jetty

RUSSELL Island residents have complained about ankle-deep water across their jetty during the regular king tides at this time of year.

JETTY AWASH: Water washes over the Russell Island jetty on the top of the tide. It is normal to have exceptionally high tides at this time of year.

JETTY AWASH: Water washes over the Russell Island jetty on the top of the tide. It is normal to have exceptionally high tides at this time of year.

Resident Alison Laing said the jetty was inundated with sea water at the top of the tide, making it dangerous for passengers.

“The water up to people's ankles,” she said. “It seems the jetty upgrade we were promised has been put on hold.”

In September Redland City Council announced that it would seek funds from the state government to upgrade all Southern Moreton Bay Islands jetties.

This follows plans drawn up by Cardno and Architectus, the design and engineering firms appointed to the project, the previous year.

Redland City councillor Mark Edwards still did not have a start date for work, saying the project hinged on a financial commitment from the state government.

Cr Edwards said he expected the new jetties would accommodate rising sea levels.

He also had asked council staff if jetty levels could be increased by cutting and extending the legs upon which they stood.

last September then acting mayor Wendy Boglary conceded the jetty rebuild project was a lengthy affair.

She said part of the reason was to ensure there was plenty of community input into the project.

The jetties will have a lifespan of about 25 years, better weather protection and better ferry access.