Updated G20 summit details

Qld-police-logoUpdate 22/10/14: Newer details about the G20 are available here.

In June we posted some information from the Queensland police about the G20 convention due to hit Brisbane in November. In August they produced an updated brochure with further information about road closures and other potential disruptions. We can’t figure out the major differences between this and the previous update so here’s a link to the ABC News summary of the brochure.

The final transport and traffic impacts will be confirmed about six weeks prior to the event

The ABC article notes the following changes/disruptions:

Public transport

  • Changes to public transport timetabling in the Brisbane CBD and South Bank should be expected. The re-routing of services and the early termination of services may cause delays and people should allow extra time for their proposed journey.
  • Trains will run through, but not stop at South Brisbane Train Station from November 10 to last train on November 13. From November 14 to 16, trains will not travel through South Brisbane station, and alternative arrangements will be in place.
  • Buses will run as normal up until 7:00pm on Thursday November 13, when sections of the busway will be closed. Movement of buses along the busway under the BCEC will be stopped on November 14, 15 and 16.
  • Changes to public transport routes and timetables will be communicated by Translink in the lead-up to the event.

Car parking

  • Changes to on-street parking arrangements, taxi ranks and bus stops should be expected in the week leading up to the Leaders’ Summit.
  • The car park in the BCEC will be closed in the lead-up to and during the G20 Summit. People should plan to use alternative car parks or take public transport.

Road/lane closures

Temporary road closures are required leading up to and during the summit period, specifically in the Brisbane CBD, South Bank and routes to and from the airport. People should leave extra time ahead of their journey.

The following impacts to traffic and transport in the declared area can be expected:

  • Closures to Merivale, Grey, Glenelg and Melbourne streets directly around the BCEC leading up to and during the Summit.
  • Delays to travel times associated with motorcade route declarations. Motorcade routes, including roads from the Brisbane airport and within the CBD and South Brisbane area, will be closed for the duration of motorcades and reopen at the conclusion of the motorcade, which in some cases may cause delays of up to an hour.
  • Lane closures will occur around leaders’ hotels during the leaders’ summit.

Click here (pdf, 454 KB) to download the Queensland police G20 brochure.

For an interesting read, also check out 17 things banned in central Brisbane during the G20 summit. Surprisingly, fake beards aren’t on the list. Given the events of APEC 2007, we thought that might be tempting fate…

Original articles:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-19/brisbane-g20-road-closures-transport-changes-released/5682310

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-30/17-objects-banned-from-brisbanes-g20-summit/5057354

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2007-09-07/chaser-stunt-raises-questions-about-apec-security/662730

http://www.qsss.com.au/overhere/wp-content/uploads/G20_Brisbane_August2014.pdf