Bay Islands Guide v5.0 for Android

Here at Bay Islands Info, we pay attention to what our Bay Islands Guide users say. We've been reading your app reviews and comments, and have implemented a few new features we think you're going to love. As well as reading your app reviews and comments, we've taken notice of what islanders ask for most frequently on Facebook. New features for the 'Ferry Planner': Completely redesigned, easier to read 'ferry results' screen - now with a route map! You can now see what time you will arrive at each stop - great if you're meeting someone on another island on the way to the mainland. A 'previous ferry' option is now available - a much requested feature. The ability to call a taxi - if your destination island has a taxi service, we've made it simple to call them to make a booking. Real-time ferry data - Still in BETA, but will soon be able to show you the ferry you are planning to catch is running on time or not. New features for the 'Business Directory': …
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Centre Against Sexual Violence to service Redlands/Bay Islands areas

The Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc. (CASV) has recently received funding to provide an enhanced service to the Redlands/Bay Island areas. CASV is a sexual assault counselling service and is funded through the Department of Communities, Disabilities Services and Seniors Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. CASV is specifically funded for Young women from the age of 12 and Adult women. The service provides free counselling for recent and historical sexual assault. Who can access CASV? CASV is a women’s only space. Young women from the age of 12 and Adult women are able to access the service. CASV welcomes all women from all backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. CASV is wheelchair friendly. Where is CASV in the Redlands? CASV is located in Cleveland in a private arcade. Shop 9/165 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. Hours of operations are as follows: Monday: 9-5pm Tuesday: 1:30pm-5pm Wednesday: 9am-5pm Thursday: 9am -5pm Friday: Closed. …
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Macleay Island Foreshore Carpark – May 2018

Unfortunately, due to other work commitments, there was no update on the status of the carpark progress from April 2018. But here is the latest update, taken on the 10th May 2018. There has been a lot of work happening, including the laying of the slabs for the new boat ramp, and what appears to be small retaining walls towards the back of the carpark, possibly for gardens? There are also some traffic islands now also, although they may not be in their final positions. So here it is, the May 2018 update of the Macleay Island Foreshore Carpark progress.
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Macleay Island Foreshore Carpark – March 2018

Some more progress this month. Changes since our January update include the makings of a new ramp/groin, as well as the stairs in the middle of the rock wall. There also appears to be more work done across the entire area.
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A note about fares

The fare increase On Monday 22 January 2018, fares will increase on TransLink services across Queensland. In South East Queensland, adult and concession fares will increase by 1.5%, in line with the applicable Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate. This means (for the average adult islander using a go card) that a peak time trip to the mainland will now cost $6.05, up from the previous price of $5.96. So that's a $0.09 price increase. For those workers who leave the islands in the morning, and return later in the evening, therefore using off-peak services, have a price increase of $0.07, now costing $4.84 vs the previous $4.77. Here is the new pricing for adults and concession holders: Now, for a little bit of history When the current Go-Card system was introduced on July 1 2013, it marked a decrease in ferry fares, over the previous system. Not only was it more convenient to use a Go-Card, it was actually cheaper too. Then following on in November 2014, Queenslanders…
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Macleay Island Foreshore Carpark – January 2018

2018 appears to be off to a good start, with lots of activity happening at the Macleay Island Foreshore Carpark. There seems to be some sort of staircase built, and a whole heap of gravel brought over. It will be interesting to see how things progress throughout the rest of the month, and into February. Disclaimer: This isn't the best panorama I've taken. I had camera issues, so this one is made of up 14 photographs, instead of the usual 18 photographs. Here are some more still images of the progress.
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Sculpture stolen

Can you help with information? A sculpture (pictured) that was created by local artist and donated it to the Macleay Island Progress Association (MIPA) was stolen from the Macleay Island Jetty between 3pm on January 6 and 3pm on January 7. Police are seeking any information from the community which could assist with the location and return of this community project. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444.
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Farewell 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017, here are a few updates and highlights: Bay Islands Guide Our little island app 'Bay Islands Guide' has been experiencing fantastic growth in user base, and plays a significant role in making island life easier. In 2017, we helped plan 82,315 ferry trips, with 81,034 of those planned using BIG, with an astonishing 14,444 of those planned in December alone (our biggest month yet!). But its not all about ferries.. BIG was used to search for local businesses 1581 times, with turn-by-turn directions being requested 382 times. We currently have 76 active listings in our Business Directory and we expect it to continue to grow throughout 2018. As we move into 2018, we have many exciting plans on the horizon, with the addition of Local Events and Local News to be included in BIG. Announcements During 2017, we made some pretty large announcements. We released our Bay Islands Info wallpaper pack, consisting of several high quality photographs…
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Macleay Island Foreshore Carpark – December 2017

Another month, another carpark update. Works have been slowly progressing on the carpark area, as well as sealing the roads that lead to the it. Anyway, as the old saying goes.. 'a picture is worth a thousand words', enjoy.
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