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Brisbane is hosting Shooting and Track Cycling events, as well as Festival 2018 celebration zones, during the Gold Coast 2018 CommonwealthGames (GC2018). With competition events happening at the neighbouring suburbs of Chandler and Belmont, this area is expected to be busy with people going to and from the venues.

Walking or cycling will be a great way to get to the Anna Meares Velodrome and the Sleeman Sports Complex ‘n’ Ride.

There is no pedestrian access to the Belmont Shooting Centre. You can take a Games shuttle bus from Sleeman Sports Complex Park ‘n’ Ride directly to the Belmont Shooting Centre.

Travel between Brisbane and the Gold Coast on the M1 and train services are also expected to be exceptionally busy during the Games.

Support from the community is essential in making GC2018 a success. There will be temporary changes to speed limits and parking and some areas are expected to be busier than usual. Find out what this could mean for you.

Chandler and Belmont - Competition Venues

Belmont and Chandler will host competition events on 10 days of the 11 day period of GC2018 from 5 – 14 April 2018. The table below shows events that are taking place during this period. Please note that start and finish times vary. For additional information about these events visit the GC2018 Schedule.

Event Venue Date
Cycling (Track) Anna Meares Velodrome, Chandler Thursday 5 April to Sunday 8 April
Shooting Belmont Shooting Centre, Belmont Sunday 8 April to Saturday 14 April

 

 

Download the Brisbane Competition and Training Venue map (PDF 101KB)

Venue construction

  • The Anna Meares Velodrome, located at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, was completed in September 2016. The Velodrome is closed in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games for set up including more seating being installed.
  • Upgrades to the Belmont Shooting Complex were completed in April 2017.
  • From mid-February to early April 2018, Sleeman Sports Complex will be transformed into a temporary GC2018 transport facility.
  • Temporary items will be installed including barriers, amenities, a generator, lighting tower and site cabins. 
  • Works will take place Monday to Friday between 6.30am – 5:30pm, and Saturday between 6.30am – 5pm, subject to weather and site conditions.

Learn more about other venue builds.

Road closures and parking restrictions

All GC2018 related parking restrictions in Brisbane are now finished.

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 including:

  • speed limit changes
  • changes to parking
  • bus stop and timetable changes.

There is no requirement for local residents and businesses in Brisbane to have local access permits.

 

Road / Street Changes Timing

Old Cleveland Road (adjacent to both venues)

  • Parking restrictions lifted.
20 March to 15 April

Tilley Road

12 March to 16 April
  • Where parking is not impacted by Games changes, existing parking time limits will apply.
  • There is no dedicated spectator parking at or near venues, aside from the Sleeman Sports Complex Park ‘n’ Ride which has to be pre-booked.
  • With parking limited and increased traffic in the area, parking will be in demand. If you have to drive consider your parking options prior to travel.

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 the busiest on competition days from 5 to 15 April and exceptionally busy prior to and after event session times. The GRN is located along parts of:

  • Logan Motorway
  • Gateway Motorway
  • Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road
  • Tilley Road
  • Old Cleveland Road (between Tilley Road and Gateway Motorway).

There are no Games Lanes in Brisbane, the road network may be busier than normal.

Public transport

During the Games, public transport will be busier than usual with spectators and workforce travelling to the competition events on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.

Belmont and Chandler are connected to South Bank (12.5 km away) or Roma Street (20 km away) stations via bus service R222 to Carindale station. See below for information about additional bus services during Games time.

From Monday 2 April until Sunday 15 April the bus station and park 'n' ride at the Sleeman Centre, Chandler will be disrupted. If you normally catch routes 243250270 or N250 from stop A or stop B at the Sleeman Centre, Chandler, you will need to use alternative bus stops located on Old Cleveland Road. During this time, the Sleeman Centre car park can only be used by ticketed and pre-booked spectators. For more information, see TransLink’s website.

If you are travelling to one of the competition events, public transport will be free on the South East Queensland public transport network with your ticket or GOLDOC issued accreditation.

Free travel will not be available on Airtrain services, or customers without a valid GC2018 ticket or accreditation.

Train

Train services between Brisbane and the Gold Coast are expected to be especially crowded particularly when commuters and spectators are travelling at the same time.

Where possible, try using the train less or aim to travel at the less busy times. For information on the busiest times and the best time to travel on the train, please visit the Train Travel Advice section or refer to the Interactive Map.

During GC2018, all park ‘n’ rides are expected to be much busier, especially those on the Gold Coast train line. Avoid driving and parking at the station if you can. For information on changes to service frequency and changes at railway stations including parking, please visit the Translink website

Bus

During the Games there will be some changes to bus services in Brisbane. Additional services will run between the Brisbane CBD and Carindale station, and the bus stops at the Sleeman Centre will be closed.

From Monday 2 April until Sunday 15 April, If you normally catch routes 243250270 or N250 from bus stops A and B on Ring Road at the Sleeman Centre, please use bus stops C and D, located on Old Cleveland Road. For more information, see TransLink’s website.

From Thursday 5 April to Saturday 14 April, additional Route 222 bus services will travel between Carindale station and Brisbane CBD, and are timed to meet the start and finish times of the GC2018 competition events at the Belmont Shooting Centre and Anna Meares Velodrome at Chandler.

Extra services to be added to the current timetable include:

Date

Departing

Additional services

Thursday 5 April   

 

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

12.30pm, 12.45pm, 1pm, 1.15pm, 5pm, 5.15pm, 5.30pm, 5.45pm

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6pm, 10.30pm, 10.45pm, 11pm, 11.15pm

Friday 6 April   

 

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

12pm, 12.15pm, 12.30pm, 12.45pm, 5.15pm

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6pm, 10.30pm, 10.45pm, 11pm, 11.15pm

Saturday 7 April   

 

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

11.45am, 12pm, 4.30pm, 4.45pm, 5pm, 5.15pm

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5pm, 5.15pm, 5.30pm, 11pm, 11.15pm, 11.30pm 11.45pm

Sunday 8 April   

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

7.15am, 3.30pm, 3.45pm, 4pm, 4.15pm

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5.30pm, 5.45pm, 10.30pm,

10.45pm,11pm, 11.15pm

Monday 9 April

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

7.07am, 7.22am, 7.37am

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5.30pm, 5.45pm

Tuesday 10 April
 

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

7.07am, 7.22am, 7.37am

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6pm

Wednesday 11 April
 

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

7.07am, 7.22am, 7.37am

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

4.30pm, 4.45pm, 5pm

Thursday 12 April

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

7.07am, 7.22am, 7.37am

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

3.45pm, 4pm, 4.15pm

Friday 13 April   

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

6.45am, 7am, 7.15am

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6pm

Saturday 14 April

Roma Street Busway station to Carindale station

7.07am, 7.22am

Carindale station to Roma Street Busway station

5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6pm

Park 'n' rides

The temporary Sleeman Sports Complex Park ‘n’ Ride in Chandler has been established to provide parking and transport services for ticketed spectators and accredited workforce travelling to the GC2018 venues in Brisbane.

If you are a commuter, why not leave the car at home and consider catching the bus from a stop closer to where you live or work, or parking at another park ‘n’ ride. Visit translink.com.au for a list of park ‘n’ ride sites.

Thirteen temporary park 'n' rides are being established across the Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane. Learn more about park 'n' ride locations.

Festival 2018

Enjoy world-class arts and see Brisbane stories take centre stage at Festival 2018 Brisbane from 4-15 April with 12 days of free music, theatre, comedy, circus, dance, visual art, film and more.

The Festival will extend from South Bank across the CBD. Full program details have now been released and are available at gc2018.com/festival2018.

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