Redland City Council is asking residents to slow down in their rush to the Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre this festive season.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council would improve safety by temporarily reducing the speed limit and implementing other safety measures near the popular Birkdale facility, which traditionally experienced an increase in traffic during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
“It’s a great time for a clean-out at home or in the garden, but Council wants to make sure the trip to the local recycling and waste centre is as easy and as safe as possible,” Cr Williams said.
“To do this we will implement some temporary traffic controls during this busy time from 18 December.”
Division 8 Councillor Tracey Huges said the objective was all about safety for customers.
“It is to reduce the risk of incidents occurring, and improve the flow of traffic in and out of the sites,” Cr Hughes said.
Please note the following changes:
Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre
From 18 December 2021 to 9 January 2022:
- A section of Old Cleveland Road East will be reduced from 60km/h to 40km/h during centre opening hours of 7am to 5.30pm.
- When leaving the facility and Judy Holt Park, customers will be required to turn left only on to Old Cleveland Road East.
- Signage will be in place and traffic controllers will be at the site entrance to help manage traffic flow.
- A green waste bypass lane will be opened to allow residential customers with green waste to enter more quickly.