Road Bridge & River Closures

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 Wed 23 Aug. Only those vessels with the Entry Permit Flags are permitted to anchor in these mooring zones. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN AQUATIC ENTRY PERMIT FLAG

To obtain your Aquatic Entry Permit Flag you must complete the registration form and present it together with your Queensland Transport and Main Roads Vessel Registration Notice at the Sunsuper Riverfire Aquatic Flag distribution location.

Only 100 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.

When: Wednesday 23 August, between 8.15am – 9am only
Where: The Lawn adjacent to the South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands

This information is correct, as of 17 September 2016, and is subject to change.

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 Australia’s third largest annual fireworks display.  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 mid to late September.

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 9:30pm (or until traffic lanes of Victoria Bridge re-open).
  • Victoria Bridge Monument closes between 10am and approximately 9pm.

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 excepted).
  • 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 Vulture Streets from 6am to 10pm, with that section of Colchester Street between Tribune and Vulture Streets becoming a No Standing Any Time - Tow Away Zone ALL DAY.

Goodwill Bridge

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

Story Bridge

  • Two City-bound traffic lanes close on Thursday 28 September between 8pm and 6am and again on Sunday 1 October between 6am and 9am for the transfer of fireworks to and from the bridge superstructure. 
  • Western footpath (City-side) closes to pedestrians on Thursday 28 September from 8pm until 8.30pm Saturday 30 September.
  • Eastern footpath (Dockside side) closes to pedestrians from 6.30pm to 8pm on Saturday 30 September.
  • No pedestrian access on the Story Bridge from 6.30pm until 8pm on Saturday 30 September.
  • All Traffic lanes close from 6.30pm to approximately 8pm on Saturday 30 September.

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 and the Clem 7 Tunnel

  • The toll on the Go Between Bridge will operate as usual.
  • The Clem 7 Tunnel will operate as usual. 

ASSOCIATED ROAD CLOSURES

City

  • William Street between Elizabeth and Queen Streets 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 and Queen Streets 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 7.30pm to 8.30pm between Elizabeth Street and Burnett Lane.

Fortitide Valley

  • Gipps Street at Ann Street – no access to Story Bridge. All traffic 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 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Local streets linking Brunswick Street and Bowen Terrace will be closed from 6.30pm 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 all dayon both sides of River Terrace and offenders will be issued a traffic notice and towed (except authorised Brisbane Festival vehicles, including approved vending vans).
  • River Terrace at Main Street and Leopard Street at Vulture Street closed 4pm to 9.30pm.
  • Local streets linking River Terrace to Main Street is closed at River Terrace noon to 9.30pm - access for residents is only available via Main Street.
  • 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.
  • Full closure of Holman Street (allowing access for residents only) - No Standing Any Time - Tow Away.
  • No vehicular exit from Anderson Street onto Holman Street between 7.15pm and 8.30pm.

Main Street (western side)

  • Between Mackenzie Street and Wicklow Street - Drop off zone – 2 minutes only.
  • Full closure of Holman Street (allowing access only for residents and Jazz Club accredited vehicles to enter the Jazz Club car park) - No Standing Any Time - Tow Away.
  • 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.
  • St Johns Ambulance and Brisbane Festival authorised vehicles to be allowed access to the parking bays in Holman Street between Main Street and the Cityferry terminal.

South Bank Precinct (subject to change)

  • 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 10pm.
  • Ernest Street will be closed between Cordelia and Merivale Streets inbound ONLY between 4pm and 10pm.
  • No turns from Vulture Street into Grey Street (inbound or outbound) between 4pm and 10pm.
  • No left turn from Vulture Street into Leopard Street between 4pm and 9.30pm.
  • Cultural Centre Tunnel access closed between Melbourne Street and the QPAC car park entrance 7am to 11pm.
  • Grey Street – the Passenger & Loading Zones either side of Fish Lane will be changed to No Standing Any Time ALL DAY.
  • No Stopping All Day in Grey Street between Melbourne and Vulture Streets with Passenger Metered bays, Loading Zones and taxi rank signage replaced by No Standing Any Time Tow Away Zone (except Translink buses).
  • No left turn from Stanley Place (GOMA) into Grey Street from 4pm to 10pm.
  • No left turn from Merivale into Melbourne Street between 4pm and 11pm.
  • Melbourne Street closed between Merivale Street and Victoria Bridge between 4pm and 11pm.
  • Hope Street closed at intersection of Fish Lane, NO ENTRY (except Translink buses) All Day.
  • Tribune Street closed between Colchester and Grey Streets between 4pm and 10pm.
  • 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.

Grey Street closures from 2pm to 10pm (subject to change)

  • Between Peel and Melbourne Streets.
  • Between Melbourne and Glenelg Streets.
  • Between Glenelg and Ernest Streets.
  • Between Ernest and Tribune Streets – closed to all traffic.
  • Between Tribune and Vulture Streets – inbound closed to all traffic. Outbound open for vehicles exiting South Bank car park.

Access to car parks and facilities (QPAC, Queensland Museum and the State Library car parks) will be as follows 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.

Rydges Hotel

  • No vehicular access to Grey Street from 4pm to 6:45pm. 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.
  • After 6:45pm no access will be available to Glenelg Street until approximately 10pm 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 6:45pm. 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 6:45pm no access will be available to Glenelg Street until approximately 10pm 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 10pm 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 10pm when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians.

South Bank Car Park

  • Glenelg Street: Entry and exit until 7.15pm.
  • Tribune Street: Exit ONLY after 4pm until approximately 10pm when Grey Street is clear of pedestrians.

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 approximately4.30pm.
  • The Mount GravattLookout will be closed to all traffic at Shire Road and Tenby Street between 3pm and 9pm. Love Well Project Cafe staff and guests will be granted access.


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 7.30pm and 8.30pm 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 beclosed 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.
  • Taxi 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 Cribb Street, 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).

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 2016 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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