Road Closed

Full list of Anzac Day road closures Gold Coasters need to know about

A number of Anzac Day services are set to take place across the Gold Coast tomorrow, with motorists being reminded several roads will be closed.

A large number of people are expected to participate at various events throughout the day, with police confirming extra resources will be deployed to ensure all 2018 ANZAC Day commemorations go smoothly.

“External resources from Water Police, Dog Squad, Polair and Road Policing Command will supplement the local policing response ensuring a high-visibility police presence is broadly maintained across District,” police said in a statement.

“Gold Coast Police would like to encourage the public to drink and act responsibly when commemorating ANZAC Day, respecting the nature of the occasion.”

GOLD COAST ANZAC DAY ROAD CLOSURES:

CURRUMBIN: 2.00am to 8.30am
• Gold Coast Highway exits to Duringan Street
• Woodgee Street
• Teemangum Street
• Murraba Street
10.00am to 12.00pm
• Duringan Street from Pacific Motorway overpass to Fielding Street
• This will affect access to; Thrower Drive, Fielding Street, Philip Street and Mitchell Avenue

UPPER COOMERA: 7:30am to 11:30am
• Reserve Road north from Gawler Place
• Tamborine-Oxenford Road between Reserve Road and John Muntz causeway
• Charlies Crossing Road on approach to Tamborine-Oxenford Road

RUNAWAY BAY: 9.00am to 10.15am
• Sports Drive
• Morala Avenue from Simbai Street to Lae Drive

SOUTHPORT: 3.30am to 11.00am
• Gold Coast Highway from Ada Bell Way to Nind Street
• Access to Nerang Street from Gold Coast Highway
• Short Street
• Marine Parade between Short Street and Gold Coast Highway

SURFERS PARADISE: 4.30am to 6.00am
• Beach Road at intersection with Remembrance Drive
• Surfers Paradise Boulevard at intersection with Hanlan Street
• The Esplanade from the Soul building to Trickett Street
11.00am to 1.30pm
• The Esplanade from the Soul building to Hanlan Street
• Surfers Paradise Boulevarde at intersection with Elkhorn Avenue
• Cavill Avenue between the Esplanade and Ferny Avenue

BURLEIGH HEADS: 4.00am to 4.40am and 8.00am to 10.00am
• James Street
• Connor Street from Park Ave to Gold Coast Highway

NERANG: 9.00am to 11.00am
• Nerang Street from Ferry Street and at intersections with White and Lavelle Street

SPRINGBROOK from 10:00am until 10:30am
• Springbrook Road from Forestry Road to Carricks Road

MUDGEERABA: 3.00pm to 5.30pm
• Railway Parade from Swan Lane to Elsie Laver Park

ROBINA: 8.00am to 10:00am
• Robina Town Centre Drive from San Antonio Court to Robina Parkway

House Keys

REVEALED: This GC suburb has the largest population growth in Qld!

The northern Gold Coast seems to be booming, with three coast suburbs revealed as having the largest population increases in Queensland.

According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Gold Coast suburb of Pimpama has seen the largest increase in population out of all of Queensland.

The statistics show almost 3000 people moved to Pimpama between June 2016 and June 2017.

The suburb was also the fastest growing in the state.

Large growth also occurred in Coomera, with the suburb coming in at fourth on the list, whilst Upper Coomera was ranked eighth.

Suburbs with the largest growth:

  1. Pimpama
  2. Jimboomba
  3. North Lakes – Mango Hill
  4. Coomera
  5. Springfield Lakes
  6. Murrumba Downs – Griffin
  7. Caloundra – West
  8. Upper Coomera – Willowvale
  9. Newstead – Bowen Hills
  10. Deeragun
Traffic

Multi-vehicle crash halts traffic on Gold Coast’s M1

MOTORISTS are being warned to brace for lengthy delays on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon following a three-vehicle smash.

The accident happened in the northbound lanes of the M1 at Burleigh Heads, between exits 92 and 89.

Emergency crews are currently on scene. It’s not yet known how many people, if any, have been injured.

Traffic is already banked up in the area, with major delays expected for quite some time.

Motorists are being urged to seek alternative routes.

Ambulance QLD

Two people hospitalised after separate accidents in Logan

TWO people have been rushed to hospital following two separate accidents in Logan this morning.

The first crash happened at Berrinba, just before 6.00am.

Queensland Ambulance said a motorcyclist was injured after crashing on the Logan Motorway.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Logan Hospital in a stable condition.

Just half an hour later, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Fryar Road at Eagleby.

The pedestrian was also taken to Logan hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 

Car

Gold Coast’s deadliest intersections revealed

Gold Coasters are being warned to look out for three intersections across the city which have been dubbed the ‘deadliest’ in Queensland by the RACQ.

The worst intersections for serious crashes were revealed by the motoring body today, with three of the top 10 deadly sites in the state located on the coast.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael expressed concern the intersection at Clifford Street and Gold Coast Highway/Remembrance Drive was the second most dangerous intersection in Queensland.

“Twenty people have been seriously hurt at this intersection, mainly because drivers aren’t giving way properly,” Dr Michael said.

She is now calling on governments to allocate funding to make intersections safer.

“The introduction of a fully controlled right turn, so drivers only turned on green, would go a long way reducing the number of serious crashes,” Dr Michael said.

“While the Blackspot Program has been successful in reducing the number of serious crashes in troublesome intersections, continued investment is needed for safer roads.”

Dr Michael reminded drivers it was their responsibility to ensure they entered an intersection safely.

“Crashes like these can be avoided by taking your time, giving way correctly, following at a safe distance and obeying traffic signals and signs.”

 Intersections with greatest frequency of serious crashes:

Rank Serious crashes Serious casualties Location Local Government area
1 9 13 Greenbank Rd and Mount Lindesay Hwy, North Maclean Logan City
2 8 20 Clifford St and Gold Coast Hwy/ Remembrance Dr, Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
3 8 9 Tennyson St and Victoria St, Mackay Mackay
4 7 14 Beerburrum Rd and Pumicestone Rd, Caboolture Caboolture
5 7 9 Newnham Rd and Wecker Rd, Mount Gravatt East Brisbane City
6 7 8 Gympie Arterial Rd and Webster Rd, Aspley Brisbane City
7 7 8 Brunswick St and McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane City
8 6 11 Gipps Street St and Wickham St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane City
9 6 10 Scottsdale Dr and Stapley Dr/ Bayswater Ave, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast City
10 6 8 Pacific Hwy, On Ramp/Movieworld Access Rd, Oxenford Gold Coast City