Get the Facts: The use of golf buggies on island public roads

An article in the Redland City Bulletin on Wednesday 26 November 2014 entitled “Island golf buggy idea reaches the end of the road” incorrectly reported that Redland City Council had decided not to allow golf buggies to be used on Karragarra, Lamb and Coochiemudlo Islands.

Whether golf buggies are allowed on the public road network is a decision that must be supported by three independent agencies, being the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the road manager (Council).

The motion before Council’s general meeting on 12 November 2014 was to support residents requests to use conditionally-registered vehicles (golf buggies) on the smaller bay islands of Karragarra, Lamb and Coochiemudlo, pending support from QPS and DTMR.

Council received a letter from QPS stating that they would not support the use of golf buggies on roads for safety reasons.

Following receipt of the letter from QPS, Council resolved to note the report tabled at the General Meeting.