Fifth Gold Coast border checkpoint reopens to traffic

A fifth border checkpoint has been reopened on the Gold Coast making life easier for Hinterland residents.

The border crossing on Nerang Murwillumbah Rd at Natural Bridge is now in use.

But access will be limited with Police only manning the electronic gate between 8am and 4pm Queensland time , seven days a week.


“Outside those hours the electronic gate will be shut but I want to reassure the community that all emergency service vehicles and personnel have access 24-7 through, not only Nerang Murwillumbah Rd, but also Tomewin Mountain Rd where there’s also an electronic gate,” Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said.

“We’ve provided all our counterparts in New South Wales, and of course in Queensland, codes so they can actually get through those areas.”

It comes after the Miles St checkpoint in Coolangatta was reopened on Thursday.

Police had turned away 375 cars from checkpoints on the Gold Coast up to Thursday morning.

More than 800 people have been denied entry into the state while 12 infringement notices had been issued for border breaches.

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Open it up all up and stop this rubbish

Obviously a thinker!