Redland City Council has organised special Australia Day parking and safety arrangements so everyone can enjoy a relaxing celebration on Redlands Coast.
Additional parking will be open at Toondah Harbour over the Australia Day long weekend for those travelling to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).
At Wellington Point, motorists will be able to avoid parking concerns by parking at the Wellington Point Community Hall car park and catching a free shuttle bus that will run along Main Road between the shops and Wellington Point Recreation Reserve from 7am to 6pm on both Sunday 26 and Monday 27 January.
Mayor Karen Williams said Council wanted to ensure everyone could enjoy Redlands Coast’s beautiful coastline, beaches and parks on Australia Day, so Council had extra traffic and litter patrols in place for the comfort and amenity of all.
“In the lead up to the Australia Day long weekend, Council also works with local police, who in the interests of public safety will be patrolling key areas, including the Wellington Point Reserve and other popular places,” she said.
“It would be appreciated if everyone celebrating outdoors could assist by being patient and respectful of others and following the direction of authorities.
“We also urge people to be mindful of helping to keep Redlands Coast the naturally wonderful place it is by not littering and taking their waste home where possible and disposing of it there.”
Over the Australia Day long weekend existing dog-walking and car parking regulations will remain in place and residents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these regulations to ensure they enjoy the day.