Special Australia Day parking and safety arrangements will again be organised by Redland City Council this year so everyone can enjoy a relaxing celebration at the Wellington Point Recreation Reserve.
Additional parking will also be open at Toondah Harbour over the Australia Day long weekend for those travelling to North Stradbroke Island.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Redlands Coast boasts some beautiful coastline and parks, which make the Coast a popular destination for Australia Day.
“We want to make sure everyone enjoys Redlands Coast and its beautiful beaches and parks on Australia Day so Council has arranged extra traffic and litter patrols so people remain safe and the city stays tidy,” Mayor Williams said.
“Council also works with local police in the lead up to the Australia Day long weekend, who will be patrolling key areas in the interests of public safety.
“It would be great if everyone heading outdoors could assist by being patient and respectful of others, not littering and following the direction of authorities,” Cr Williams said.
Division 1 Councillor Wendy Boglary said the ever-popular Wellington Point Recreation Reserve would have additional arrangements in place on Saturday 26 January.
“To make sure the day is a pleasant one for everyone Council officers and police will be available to assist, including directing drivers to available parking spaces in and outside Wellington Point reserve,” Cr Boglary said.
“To avoid parking hassles people can park at the Wellington Point Community Hall carpark, Birkdale Road, and catch a free shuttle bus that will run along Main Road between the Wellington Point Reserve and Wellington Point shops from 7am to 6pm, on both Saturday 26 and Monday 28 January.
“Fun activities are planned at the Reserve on Saturday, including a jumping castle, egg and spoon races and thong throwing competitions, and Bay FM will also be there broadcasting live.
“On Monday’s public holiday, Council officers and the free shuttle bus will again be available to assist people celebrating at the Reserve,” she said.
Over the Australia Day long weekend the existing dog-walking regulations will remain in place, including being able to walk dogs on-leash at Wellington Point Reserve before 9am and after 4pm on the day.
The Wellington Point boat ramp will be available throughout the day, but it is expected to be busy and once the boat trailer parking spaces are full, users will be directed to use legal parking spaces outside the reserve. Cars without trailers are not permitted to park in boat trailer parking spaces.
For more information including on access to Wellington Point Recreation Reserve visit our website or call us on 3829 8999.