Macleay has a range of shops including cafes, pizza, hot bread, restaurants and supermarkets. There’s also a dentist, doctor, chemist, and vet as well as the islands emergency services. The large Community Centre and Hall is used by many local groups. A lively Progress Association runs the island’s library.
Originally subdivided in the early 1970s, a bridge was promised by the then government. This never eventuated and residents are now feeling the pressure of transport to the mainland for some shopping trips, as mainland parking has become very scarce.
The Bay Islands enjoy a quiet, relaxed lifestyle with many retirees, pensioners and more recently, an influx of younger families looking for some safety and security, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macleay_Island Macleay Island is an island located in Moreton Bay, South East Queensland. It is in the Redland City Council Local Government Area and has the postcode 4184. Perulpa Island is a small attached to Macleay Island by a causeway. For some time the island was called Tim Shea’s Island after a convict who lived on the island for more than a decade. The current nameContinue reading “Macleay Island Queen Island Australia”