Hinterland border checkpoint set to reopen this weekend

Another border checkpoint will reportedly be reopened on the Gold Coast providing much needed relief to Hinterland residents.

According to Mudgeeraba MP Ros Bates, the checkpoint on Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd at Natural Bridge will be manned by Police from Saturday morning.

It will operate between 8am and 4pm, seven days a week.


“Thank you to locals for your patience and to Gold Coast Police Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler for his assistance,” Ms Bates posted on Facebook.

Queensland Police has been contacted for comment.

It comes as Police prepare to reopen the Miles St checkpoint in Coolangatta from 7am Thursday morning.

“We’ve worked really hard to get this open as quickly as we can because we want to make sure both sides of the border are looked after,” Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said on Tuesday.

“We understand that there are impacts on peoples daily lives, particularly for those travelling to work everyday, so i just want to commend all the staff that worked really hard to do that”.

Since the border was closed to the Greater Sydney area one week ago, police have turned around 300 vehicles containing over 700 people and issued 10 infringement notices.

More than 540,000 border declaration passes have also been downloaded.