Shooting and Cycling (Track) events will be held in Brisbane, approximately 70 kilometres north of the Commonwealth Games Village on the Gold Coast.
To ensure the safety and security of athletes, spectators and the community, there will be changes to the road network and public transport in the lead up to, during and after these events.
What will be different?
During this period some areas within Chandler and Belmont will get busier than usual in the lead up to, and throughout, GC2018 including:
- Temporary road and lane closures
- Predicted travel disruptions
- Predicted hotspots and impacts
- Changes to parking and loading zones
- Bus stop and timetable changes, and
- Local traffic management.
Games Route Network
The Games Route Network (GRN) in Brisbane will link the Commonwealth Games Village to the Brisbane competition and training venues, helping get athletes and officials to their events on time and the Brisbane Airport.
In Brisbane, the GRN will be located along the following roads:
- Logan Motorway
- Gateway Motorway
- Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road
- Tilley Road
- Old Cleveland Road (between Tilley Road and Gateway Motorway).
There will be no Games Lanes in Brisbane, they will only be located on the Core Games Route Network on the Gold Coast.
Other road impacts
There will be a range of temporary changed traffic conditions around the Brisbane competition venues of Belmont and Chandler, as well as the Festival 2018 celebration zones in the lead up to, during and after the Games.
Reduced speed limits and parking restrictions will be in place along Old Cleveland Road and Tilley Road, however ticketed spectators will be able to use a temporary park 'n' ride facility at the Sleeman Centre. Further planning is underway to identify all temporary traffic changes required in Brisbane and more information will be provided in early 2018 to ensure you can plan ahead and make alternative arrangements.
There is currently no requirement for local residents and businesses to have local access permits.
Travelling between Brisbane and the Gold Coast
The major rail and road (M1) links Brisbane with the Gold Coast, and are going to experience increased demand and congestion leading up to and during the Games as they are the major thoroughfares for both spectator, commuter and visitor travel.
You may need to look at travelling outside of peak hours or using public transport instead, especially the train or private coach.
To help plan your travel from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, please also review the South East Queensland train, busway and light rail network map.
The Pacific Motorway (M1) is one of the key routes for athletes and officials travelling to and from the Commonwealth Games Village (CGV) to competition venues in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, for spectators attending events between the cities, as well as business as usual commuting.
The safe and reliable movement of athletes, officials and spectators between Brisbane and the Gold Coast is critical to ensuring a successful event. To maximise this a range of initiatives have been designed to reduce congestion, maximise capacity and improve the reliability of the M1 for the duration of GC2018.
For more detailed information, please go to our dedicated page Travelling between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
During GC2018 there will be changes to some current public transport schedules, routes and facilities to accommodate GC2018 operations, and additional public transport services to cater for a significant increase in passenger volumes.
Comprehensive transport information will be available in early 2018.
Residents and visitors will play a vital role in keeping the city moving by making changes to the way they travel. Non-essential travel will need to be reduced and people will need to re-time, re-route, re-mode or revise their travel plans by:
- travelling outside peak times
- travelling on public transport
- cycling or walking small distances
- taking alternative routes when driving to key destinations.
More information will be provided before the Games to enable residents and visitors to plan ahead. Information will be provided through a number of channels including:
- an awareness and information marketing and communications campaign
- a dedicated travel information and advice website
- social media channels
- detailed maps of hotspot areas and times to avoid.
We are encouraging businesses, residents and visitors to think about other modes of transport rather than using their vehicle.