GROWING TOWNSHIP ACCOMMODATES FERRIES TO ISLANDS
July 20, 2004
Formerly a quiet, fishing and farming community in subtropical Australia, Redland Bay in Queensland is now a growing, suburban township that boasts direct access to the beautiful islands in Moreton Bay. To help the ferries shuttle residents and visitors to and from the islands, Bellingham Marine Australia was contracted to design and build a state-of-the-art dock system.
The project included six Unifloat concrete floating docks for 60′ commuter ferries, featuring hardwood walers, double thru-rods and complete roofs over the gangways, walkway and fingers for protection from sun and rain. The walkway is a generous 18′ wide, and the fingers measure 9′ wide. To make boarding and exit easy and safe, the system has 3′ 6″ of freeboard. Bellingham also installed emergency, solar-cell lighting to be used in the event of a power blackout.
Redland Bay forms part of Moreton Bay, approximately 25 miles east of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland. Although it’s not the laid back farming community it used to be, Redland Bay is still renowned for its cool breezes, relaxed lifestyle and spectacular vistas of the bay.
Bellingham Marine designs manufactures and installs Unifloat® floating dock systems, Unideck® fresh water dock systems and Unistack® dry storage buildings for marinas and boat service facilities worldwide.
From Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com. Unifloat®, Unideck® and Unistack® are registered trademarks of Bellingham Marine.