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Freight, servicing and deliveries

Freight, servicing and deliveries

Temporary changes to the transport network will be put in place in the lead up to, and during GC2018 that will require freight operators to consider changing their routes, delivery times and drop-off locations.

If you are receiving or making deliveries you will need to develop a Travel Action Plan in preparation for the Games.

Changes to freight, servicing and deliveries

Freight on the Gold Coast is almost 100% reliant on the road network and managing the movement of freight and deliveries will require specific attention during GC2018. There will be changes in the lead up to and during the Games that freight operators will need to consider, including:

  • temporary road closures and diversions
  • permit only accessible areas
  • loading zone changes
  • variations to regulated freight routes
  • variations to permit conditions (and restrictions for users without permits)
  • general increase in traffic volumes
  • increased pedestrian traffic in the vicinity of venues and live sites
  • traffic control measures like additional signage
  • restrictions on the movement of dangerous goods
  • mandatory legal requirements like speed limit reductions
  • changes to the classification of vehicles permitted on certain routes
  • designation of Games Lanes (for athletes and officials) on some roads of the core Games Route Network.

Fact sheets and guides are available for targeted route and freight sector advice. Make sure you are signed up for the Travel Advice for Business Program for access to free, practical advice and support to help you with your GC2018 travel planning.

How to keep your freight business moving

The temporary changes to the transport network will affect the way your business operates during the Games. Freight businesses are being encouraged to consider the following:

Reduce on-demand deliveries

  • Encourage your customers to pre-order or stockpile their goods.
  • Work with your suppliers to pre-order or postpone non-urgent deliveries.
  • Combine journeys wherever possible.

Work with your customers to re-time deliveries

  • Adjust delivery times to outside of peak hours, consider after hour deliveries.
  • Alter or postpone delivery days to outside of peak GC2018 travel days or outside the GC2018 period if possible.
  • Consider altering operating hours to avoid peak times.

Re-route travel to avoid congestion and changed traffic access

Plan ahead and take alternative routes to avoid congested roads.

Refer to our freight top tips

Our freight top tips will help keep your freight business moving during the Games.

Freight checklist

Freight transport on the Gold Coast is almost 100% reliant on the road network, managing the movement of freight and deliveries will require specific attention. 

Here is our freight planning checklist:

  1. Industry specific workshops

    Our dedicated Freight Specialist Team are running workshops tailored to the freight industry. Join us to find out how your business operations will be affected during the Games and what you can do to minimise the impact.

     

  2. Develop a Travel Action Plan

    Developing a Games Travel Action Plan will assist to identify challenges and solutions for your business to implement.

     

  3. Reduce on-demand deliveries

    Encourage your customers to pre-order or stockpile their goods.

     

     

  4. Work with your customers to re-time deliveries

    Talk to your customers about re-timing deliveries to after hours or overnight.

     

  5. Re-route your travel

    Consider re-routing travel to avoid congested areas and changed local access. 

     

  6. Plan your deliveries in advance

    Plan ahead to try and consolidate your deliveries where possible.

     

     

  7. Delivery locations

    Work with your customers to arrange alternative or combined delivery locations.

     

  8. Keep your customers and staff informed

    Test and communicate plans with your staff, customers and suppliers.

     

     

  9. Check our freight tools and resources

    Refer to our dedicated Freight tools and resources section to help you with your Games time travel planning.

     

Freight tools and resources

Refer to the following useful resources to help keep your business moving during Games time:

Re-time deliveries factsheet

Download Re-time Deliveries Factsheet (PDF 350KB)

 
Receiving of Goods Checklist 

Download Receiving of Goods Checklist (PDF 301KB)

 
Delivery of Goods Checklist

Download Delivery of Goods Checklist (PDF 286KB)

 
Quiet Deliveries Guide

Download Quiet Deliveries Guide (PDF 398KB)

 
Freight Top Tips Flyer


Download freight top tips flyer (PDF 3.9MB)

 
Case studies

DHL case study (PDF 1MB)


Princes Group case study (PDF 2MB)


BWS Woolworths case study (PDF 3MB)


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