Road Bridge & River Closures

Sunsuper Riverfire Road, Bridge and River Closures

Road, bridge and river closures will be in place for Sunsuper Riverfire - Brisbane Festival apologises for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

On Saturday 30 September 2017, close to half a million people will converge on The City, South Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley precincts to watch the city sky light up as fireworks set to a music soundtrack broadcast on Triple M, erupt from 18 launch sites across the Town and South Brisbane Reaches of the Brisbane River.  Sunsuper Riverfire returns to mark the end of Brisbane Festival 2017 program for another year. Sunsuper Riverfire unites the city like no other event, as hundreds of thousands of people gather along the banks of the Town and South Brisbane Reaches of the Brisbane River, to view one of Australia’s largest annual fireworks displays.  Residents celebrate in parks and backyards across South-East Queensland, as friends and family meet for their annual Sunsuper Riverfire gathering.

EVENT VENUE DETAILS

Date: Saturday 30 September
Time: From 7pm
Cost:  FREE

South Bank is an alcohol-free event for Sunsuper Riverfire. Please do not bring pets, bikes and scooters, drones, drink bottles with broken seals (including bottles of water or soft drink), glass or alcohol to South Bank. These items will be confiscated by South Bank security staff.

Information on Defence Force Aviation rehearsals in the lead up to Sunsuper Riverfire will be available on the Brisbane Festival website late September.

Road closures & vantage points map

BRIDGE CLOSURES AND CHANGES TO SOUTH EAST BUSWAY SERVICES 

Kurilpa Bridge

  • Remains open at all times.

Victoria Bridge

  • Traffic lanes close to vehicles from 2pm to approximately 11pm and will be available to pedestrians between 5pm and 9:30pm.
  • Eastern footpath (South Bank side) remains open at all times.
  • Western footpath (Museum side) closes to pedestrians from 5:30pm to 11:00pm (or until traffic lanes of Victoria Bridge re-open).
  • Victoria Bridge Monument closes to pedestrians between 10am and approximately 10pm.

South East Busway

The following temporary service changes will be implemented between approximately 6:55pm and 9:30pm to assist in managing bus and pedestrian movements and safety at the Cultural Centre and South Bank Busway Stations:

  • Temporary bus stops will be established on the Victoria Bridge itself for outbound southern suburb services and in Grey Street (opposite the Queensland Museum) for outbound western suburb services to reduce congestion at the Cultural Centre Bus Station.
  • Inbound southern suburb services will travel via their usual routes and may experience slight delays whilst held and released, as required, to give priority to outbound services from the City.
  • Hope Street between Peel Street and Fish Lane will become a temporary Bus Holding Stand between 7pm and 9:30pm and Hope Street becomes a No Standing Any Time - Tow Away Zone  ALL DAY (Translink buses accepted).
  • Colchester Street will become a Temporary Bus Stand with additional services departing from a temporary bus stop in Colchester Street between 7pm and 8:30pm.  Colchester Street is therefore closed between Ernest and Tribune Streets from 6am until 10pm, with that section of Colchester Street between Ernest and Tribune Streets becoming a No Standing Any Time - Tow Away Zone ALL DAY.

Goodwill Bridge

  • Closed to all pedestrians and cyclists between 5pm and 8pm.

Brisbane Riverwalk, New Farm

  • Closed to all pedestrians and cyclists between 6:30pm and 8pm.

Story Bridge

  • All Traffic lanes close from 6:30pm to approximately 8pm on Saturday 30 September. There is NO pedestrian access on the Story Bridge from 6:30pm until 8pm on Saturday 30 September as it is an exclusion zone for firework operational requirements.
  • Eastern footpath (Dockside side) closes to pedestrians from 6:30pm to 8pm on Saturday 30 September.
  • For the set up and transfer of fireworks to and from the bridge superstructure, two City-bound traffic lanes close on Thursday 28 September between 8pm and 6am and again on Sunday 1 October between 6am and 10am.
  • Western footpath (City-side) closes to pedestrians on Thursday 28 September from 8pm until 8:30pm Saturday 30 September, as an exclusion zone for firework operational requirements.

Captain Cook Bridge

  • The Captain Cook Bridge remains open at all times but operates at a reduced speed inbound and outbound with police patrols monitoring traffic flow and responding to any incidents.

Go Between Bridge, Clem7 Tunnel, AirportLink and Legacy Way Tunnel

  • The Go Between Bridge will be toll free from 3:55pm Saturday 30 September until 12:05am Sunday 1 October 2017.
  • The Clem7 Tunnel, AirportLink M7 and Legacy Way Tunnel tolls will operate as usual. 

ASSOCIATED ROAD CLOSURES

City

  • William Street between Elizabeth Street and Queen Street closed to ALL TRAFFIC 2pm to 11pm.
  • Adelaide Street closed between George Street and North Quay to southbound traffic 2pm to 11pm (Translink buses accepted).  
  • North Quay closed between Ann Street and Queen Street between 2pm and 11pm. General traffic forced to turn into Turbot Street or detoured onto the Riverside Expressway at Ann Street (Mecure Hotel guests accepted). Translink buses requiring access to Elizabeth Street will travel via Adelaide and Edward Streets between 2pm and 11pm.
  • George Street closed to ALL TRAFFIC from 5pm to 10pm between Elizabeth Street and Burnett Lane.
  • Elizabeth Street off-ramps (north and south) from the Riverside Expressway closed to ALL TRAFFIC from 7pm to 9:30pm. Access to city via Margaret Street and Herschel Street exits during that time.

Fortitude Valley

  • Gipps Street at Ann Street – no access to Story Bridge. All traffic is to be diverted via Barry Parade or must turn right to Ann Street between 6:30pm and 8pm.
  • Ann Street slip lane to Story Bridge closed between 6:30pm and 8pm.
  • Ivory Street at Harrison Lane - no access to Story Bridge between 6:30pm and 8pm.
  • Martin Street at Harrison Lane - no access to Story Bridge between 6:30pm and 8pm.
  • Ivory and Boundary Streets - no access to Story Bridge between 6:30pm and 8pm.
  • Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley will close between the Story Bridge and Bowen Street from 5pm to 8:30pm. Local streets linking Brunswick Street and Bowen Terrace will be closed from 5pm to 8:30pm, with access open to local residents only.

Kangaroo Point

The following restrictions will apply in the Kangaroo Point precinct:

  • No parking is permitted on both sides of River Terrace ALL DAY and offenders will be issued a traffic notice and towed at the owner’s expense.
  • River Terrace at Main Street and Leopard Street at Vulture Street closed 4pm to 9:30pm.
  • Local streets linking River Terrace to Main Street are closed at River Terrace 12pm to 9:30pm - access for residents available via Main Street only.
  • Lower River Terrace service road below the Kangaroo Point Cliffs closed at Captain Cook Bridge 6am to 9:30pm.
  • Ellis Street remains open for a right-turn only into Leopard Street between 4pm and 9:30pm.
  • Left turn only allowed from Mark Lane into Leopard Street between 4pm and 9:30pm.
  • Both sets of pedestrian stairs linking Lower River Terrace and River Terrace near Cliffs Café and the Lookout closed 7pm to 7:30pm.

Story Bridge Precinct

Additional measures will be introduced and enforced to alleviate congestion in the Story Bridge Precinct as follows:

Main Street (eastern side)

  • Between Baildon Street and Mackenzie Street - No Standing Any Time - Tow Away.
  • Between Mackenzie Street and Wicklow Street - Drop off zone – 2 minutes only.
  • Between Wicklow Street and Holman Street - No Standing Any Time - Tow Away.

Main Street (western side)

  • Between Mackenzie Street and Wicklow Street - Drop off zone – 2 minutes only.
  • Main Street between Wicklow and Holman Streets changed to No Standing Any Time - Tow Away.
  • Vehicles travelling down Main Street able to U-turn at intersection of Holman and Main Streets.

Hollman Street

  • Full closure of Holman Street (allowing access for residents and Jazz Club accredited vehicles to enter the Jazz Club car park only) - No Standing Any Time - Tow Away.
  • No vehicular exit from Anderson Street onto Holman Street between 7:15pm and 8:30pm.

South Bank Precinct (subject to change)

  • Grey Street closed between Peel Street and Tribune Street from 4pm to 11pm.
  • Grey Street closed between Tribune Street and Vulture Street from 4pm to 11pm – inbound closed to all traffic. Outbound open for vehicles exiting South Bank car park.
  • Russell Street between Grey Street and South Bank Parklands closes 7am to 11pm.
  • Ernest Street will be closed between Merivale and Grey Streets between 4pm and 11pm.
  • Ernest Street will be closed between Cordelia and Merivale Streets inbound ONLY between 4pm and 11pm. (BCC Buses permitted)
  • Colchester Street will become a Temporary Bus Stand with additional services departing from a temporary bus stop in Colchester Street between 7pm and 8:30pm.  Colchester Street is therefore closed between Ernest and Tribune Streets from 6am until 10pm, with that section of Colchester Street between Ernest and Tribune Streets becoming a No Standing Any Time - Tow Away Zone ALL DAY.
  • No turns from Vulture Street into Grey Street (inbound or outbound) between 4pm and 11pm.
  • Cultural Centre Tunnel access closed between Melbourne Street and the QPAC car park entrance 7am to 11pm.
  • Grey Street from Peel Street to Vulture Street will be a No Standing Any Time Tow Away Zone ALL DAY.
  • No left turn from Stanley Place (GOMA) into Grey Street from 4pm to 11pm.
  • Melbourne Street closed between Merivale Street and Victoria Bridge between 4pm and 11pm.
  • Hope Street closed at Between Peel Street and Fish Lane, All Day. (except Translink buses)
  • Tribune Street closed between Colchester and Grey Streets between 4pm and 11pm.
  • Vulture Street closed to eastbound traffic at the intersection of Gladstone Road between 7:15pm and 9:30pm.
  • Little Stanley Street closed between Glenelg (South Bank car park entrance) and Tribune Streets between midnight on Thursday 28 September until 3pm on Sunday 1 October.

Mount Coot-tha and Mount Gravatt Lookouts

  • All traffic to the Mount Coot-tha Summit must travel counter clockwise along Sir Samuel Griffith Drive under police supervision from approximately 4:30pm.
  • The Mount Gravatt Lookout will be closed to all traffic at Shire Road and Tenby Street between 3pm and 9pm.

Access to car parks in south bank

QPAC, Queensland Museum and the State Library after 7am:

  • Patrons travelling from the north will only be able to access the car park by travelling over the Grey Street Bridge and turning left into Stanley Place (note: height restriction of 2.3m applies).
  • Patrons travelling from the south must travel via Cordelia Street, right into Montague Road and into Stanley Place (note: a height restriction of 2.3m applies).
  • All vehicles exiting from the QPAC, Queensland Museum and State Library car parks must exit via Stanley Place.

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • Access via Merivale Street only from 7am.

South Bank Car Park

  • Glenelg Street Entry: Entry and exit until 6:30pm. Exit only after 6:30pm.
  • Tribune Street Entry: Exit ONLY after 4pm until approximately 11pm when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians.

Rydges Hotel

  • No vehicular access to Grey Street from 4pm to 11pm. All guests arriving must proceed via Merivale or Cordelia Streets to Glenelg Street.  Access/egress for all hotel guests will be via the access point in Glenelg Street near the Railway Bridge up until 6:30pm where no access will be available until 11pm.
  • After 6:30pm no access will be available to Glenelg Street until approximately 11pm when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians. Guests requiring Taxis must proceed to the BCEC taxi rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street.

Mantra Hotel

  • No vehicular access to Grey Street from 4pm to 11pm. All guests arriving must proceed via Merivale or Cordelia Streets to Glenelg Street.  Access/egress for all hotel guests will be via the access point to the Mantra Car Park in Glenelg Street near the Railway Bridge.
  • After 6:30pm no access will be available to Glenelg Street until approximately 11pm when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians. Guests requiring Taxis must proceed to the BCEC taxi rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street.

South Bank Cinemas and Thiess Building

  • No vehicular access will be available to Ernest Street from 4pm until approximately 11pm when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians.  All staff, guests and cinema goers requiring Taxis must proceed to the BCEC taxi rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street.

199 Grey Street and Galleria Apartments

  • No vehicular access to Grey Street from 4pm until approximately 11pm when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians.

UBER pick-up points

  • Designated Uber pickup points will be in operation on the day.

Southbank

  • For spectators travelling North and West from the Southbank Precinct, pickup is available on Cordelia Street between Glenelg and Ernest Streets
  • For spectators travelling South and East pickup is available on Merivale Street opposite Brisbane State High School between Glenelg and Ernest Streets

Kangaroo Point

  • For Spectators  travelling North and West pickup points are  in Sinclair Street
  • For Spectators travelling South and East pickup points are in Bromley Street

Taxi Ranks

City

  • The rank in George Street (opposite Treasury Casino) will operate but taxis will only be allowed to feed into the rank from George Street. A feeder rank will be established in George Street between Elizabeth and Charlotte Streets.
  • During the temporary closure of George Street between 5pm and 11pm the head of the rank will relocate to approaching Elizabeth Street with taxis only allowed to turn right from George into Elizabeth Street.
  • All other City Ranks will operate as normal.

South Bank

  • The taxi ranks in Grey Street outside QPAC and approaching Glenelg Street outside the Mantra Hotel will be closed ALL DAY for pick-ups.  Taxis will be permitted to deliver clients to these Grey Street ranks until 4pm. Public requiring a Taxi must proceed to the BCEC taxi rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street.
  • Taxis will operate from the BCEC taxi rank in Glenelg Street at Merivale Street.
  • Signage will be erected at the QPAC and Mantra Ranks to redirect passengers to the Glenelg Street rank.

QPAC

  • From 4pm taxis will be required to set down QPAC passengers at the BCEC rank or access the Stanley Street Tunnel from Stanley Place to set passengers in the Tunnel near the Museum carpark.
  • The ranks in Gibbon Street approaching Stanley Street, Stanley Street between Hubert and Reid Streets, Annerley Road outside the Mater Hospital, Raymond Terrace approaching Stanley Street outside Mater Children’s and Raymond Terrace opposite Hancock Street will operate as per normal.
  • For further information about taxi ranks call Yellow Taxis on 13 19 24 or Black and White Taxis on 13 32 22. 

RIVER CLOSURES

River Closures

  •        The Brisbane River will be closed on Saturday 30 September between Mowbray Park, East Brisbane and the Go Between Bridge, Milton from 5pm to 8:45pm to all traffic other than enforcement agencies’ vessels. 
  •        All spectator vessels attending must fly the special ‘Aquatic Permit entry flag’ in order to gain access to the two dedicated spectator mooring zones in the Town Reach. For information on the ‘Aquatic Permit entry flags’ please see the top of this page.

CityCat and CityFerry Services

  •        CityCat services will cease operations between 6:45pm and 7:45pm except for the QUT CityCat terminal which closes earlier at 4pm and remains closed until the resumption of normal services on Sunday 1 October. Due to the popularity of the CityCat, it is recommended that patrons travel early to avoid delays and disappointment.
  •        The Holman Street – Eagle Street - Thornton Street and the Inner CityFerry services will cease operations between 6:45pm and 8:15pm.
  •        All CityCat and CityFerry terminal in the Town and South Brisbane Reaches will close with no public access between 6:45pm and 7:45pm (CityCat) and between 6:45pm and 8:15pm (CityFerry).

SPECTATOR VESSELS ON THE BRISBANE RIVER DURING SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE 

In the interest of public safety and in accordance with the Queensland Fireworks Code, the Brisbane River will be closed between Mowbray Park, East Brisbane and Go Between Bridge, Milton from 5pm until 8:45pm on the night of Sunsuper Riverfire, Saturday 30 September 2017.

Two dedicated spectator mooring zones will be established in the Town Reach of the Brisbane River for 100 private recreational vessels who obtained Entry Permit Flags on Wednesday 23 August. Only those vessels with the Entry Permit Flags are permitted to anchor in these mooring zones. 

For the vessels that previously obtained a permit, please find the following Chartlette with river closure, prohibition areas, temporary spectator mooring zones and river closure information.

Only the 100 approved vessels 18m metres or less in length will be permitted to access the temporary spectator mooring zones established in the Town Reach of the Brisbane River.

Applications for Entry Permit Aquatic Flags for Sunsuper Riverfire 2017 have now closed.

On Saturday 30 September 2017 there will be a high tide at 5:39pm. For those vessels mooring in the spectator mooring zones on the Brisbane River, please take extra care during the evening as the tide shifts. For more information on river tides, please see https://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Tides/Tide-tables

TRANSLINK SERVICES

Patrons are encouraged to use public transport.

  • Additional CityTrainservices will operate on most lines.
  • Temporary service changes will be implemented between approximately 6.55pm and 9.30pm to assist in managing bus and pedestrian movements and safety at the Cultural Centre and South Bank Busway Stations – refer to the section headed ‘South East Busway’ for details.

Kelvin Grove traffic notification

EVENT DETAILS - THEATRE REPUBLIC 

Venue: QUT Creative Industries Precinct, cnr Kelvin Grove Road and Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
Cost: FREE and ticketed events ($19.90 - $29)
Bookings: 136 246 or visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au
Set-up Dates: Monday 4 September – Tuesday 12 September from 6am to 8pm
Event Dates: Tuesday 12 – Saturday 30 September (closed Sundays & Mondays.) Tuesday – Thursday events will conclude by 11pm, Friday – Saturday events will conclude by 12 midnight
Dismantle: Saturday 30 September - Wednesday 4 September, 2017 from 6am to 8pm


TRAFFIC NOTIFICATION

Brisbane Festival wishes to advise that there may be some additional traffic in your area from Saturday 12 – Saturday 30 September.


PARKING

Limited parking is available at the site. For public transport information call Translink on13 12 30 or visit www.translink.com.au.


MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Theatre Republic in the lead up to the event, please phone 3833 5400. For information on this and other Brisbane Festival events, please visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au.

For information during the event please phone 0450 763 579.

Brisbane Festival assures that the contents of this letter are correct at the time of printing. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

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