TOP TIPS FOR HOLIDAYING AT HOME THIS EASTER IN GLADSTONE

TOP TIPS FOR HOLIDAYING AT HOME THIS EASTER IN GLADSTONE

Easter in Gladstone is just around the corner – and we cannot wait!

To make it easier to head harbourside and enjoy all the events taking place, Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Council has put together some ‘top tips’ for residents and visitors alike. “With so much happening around Gladstone this Easter long weekend, Council reminds residents to be aware of changed traffic conditions and take advantage of the free Gladstone CBD shuttle bus service,” Councillor Burnett said.

Parking

Parking will be available at the Gladstone PCYC (shuttle bus pickup point), the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) multi-level car park (entry via Oaka Lane), Gladstone City Library car park in Central Lane and the Gladstone Regional Council car park in Central Lane (shuttle bus pickup point). Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) will temporarily re-open Flinders Parade (adjacent to the rail line) to traffic on Good Friday 19 April to Easter Monday 22 April. The road and car parking will close to traffic again on Tuesday 23 April. Temporary car parking on the corner of Lord and Goondoon Streets will also be available, except from 6am–11am, Friday 19 April and all day Sunday 21 April.

Shuttle bus times

The service will run between the Gladstone CBD, Gladstone Harbour Festival, Gladstone Yacht Club and the Brisbane to Gladstone (B2G) Village.

  • 6am-noon, Good Friday, 19 April
  • 9am-10pm, Easter Saturday, 20 April
  • 2pm-10pm, Easter Sunday, 21 April Shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Gladstone PCYC, 53 Yarroon St, Gladstone Central
  • Gladstone Regional Council car park – 70 Central Lane, Gladstone Central
  • B2G Village/Gladstone Yacht Club, 1 Goondoon Street, Gladstone
  • Gladstone Harbour Festival, GPC Marina Parklands, 98 Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone Boat ramp

The Goondoon Street Boat Ramp will also be closed to the public from Wednesday 17 April to Monday 22 April, reopening on Tuesday 23 April. In the interest of public safety, those planning to get out on the water this Easter are encouraged to use the boat ramp located at the Volunteer Marine Rescue building on Alf O’Rourke Drive, Gladstone.

Gladstone Harbour Festival fireworks

Lighting the sky, four nights of breathtaking fireworks are planned for the Gladstone Harbour Festival. During this time there will be loud noises, so please ensure you make yourself familiar with the following details. The fireworks will be staged from Victoria Park, Auckland Hill. There will be NO access to this area one hour either side of fireworks.

Fireworks displays:

  • 7.40pm, Thursday 18 April
  • 9.00pm, Friday 19 April
  • 9.00pm, Saturday 20 April
  • 8.30pm, Sunday 21 April

Please note times are approximate and subject to weather and change Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade road closures

The Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade will be held on Sunday 21 April 2019 at 4.30pm. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants there will be road closures along the parade route from 3pm-6pm.

The parade will travel:

  • Through the GPC Marina Parklands (Bryan Jordan Drive)
  • Through the GPC Marina Parklands (Bryan Jordan Drive)
  • Through thTop tips for holidaying at home this Easter in Gladstone Easter in Gladstone is just around the corner – and we cannot wait!

    To make it easier to head harbourside and enjoy all the events taking place, Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Council has put together some ‘top tips’ for residents and visitors alike. “With so much happening around Gladstone this Easter long weekend, Council reminds residents to be aware of changed traffic conditions and take advantage of the free Gladstone CBD shuttle bus service,” Councillor Burnett said.

    Parking

    Parking will be available at the Gladstone PCYC (shuttle bus pickup point), the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) multi-level car park (entry via Oaka Lane), Gladstone City Library car park in Central Lane and the Gladstone Regional Council car park in Central Lane (shuttle bus pickup point). Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) will temporarily re-open Flinders Parade (adjacent to the rail line) to traffic on Good Friday 19 April to Easter Monday 22 April. The road and car parking will close to traffic again on Tuesday 23 April. Temporary car parking on the corner of Lord and Goondoon Streets will also be available, except from 6am–11am, Friday 19 April and all day Sunday 21 April.

    Shuttle bus times

    The service will run between the Gladstone CBD, Gladstone Harbour Festival, Gladstone Yacht Club and the Brisbane to Gladstone (B2G) Village.

    • 6am-noon, Good Friday, 19 April
    • 9am-10pm, Easter Saturday, 20 April
    • 2pm-10pm, Easter Sunday, 21 April Shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off locations
    • Gladstone PCYC, 53 Yarroon St, Gladstone Central
    • Gladstone Regional Council car park – 70 Central Lane, Gladstone Central
    • B2G Village/Gladstone Yacht Club, 1 Goondoon Street, Gladstone
    • Gladstone Harbour Festival, GPC Marina Parklands, 98 Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone Boat ramp

    The Goondoon Street Boat Ramp will also be closed to the public from Wednesday 17 April to Monday 22 April, reopening on Tuesday 23 April. In the interest of public safety, those planning to get out on the water this Easter are encouraged to use the boat ramp located at the Volunteer Marine Rescue building on Alf O’Rourke Drive, Gladstone.

    Gladstone Harbour Festival fireworks

    Lighting the sky, four nights of breathtaking fireworks are planned for the Gladstone Harbour Festival. During this time there will be loud noises, so please ensure you make yourself familiar with the following details. The fireworks will be staged from Victoria Park, Auckland Hill. There will be NO access to this area one hour either side of fireworks.

    Fireworks displays:

    • 7.40pm, Thursday 18 April
    • 9.00pm, Friday 19 April
    • 9.00pm, Saturday 20 April
    • 8.30pm, Sunday 21 April

    Please note times are approximate and subject to weather and change Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade road closures

    The Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade will be held on Sunday 21 April 2019 at 4.30pm. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants there will be road closures along the parade route from 3pm-6pm.

    The parade will travel:

    • Through the GPC Marina Parklands (Bryan Jordan Drive)
    • Over the Matthew Flinders (Gladstone Marina) Bridge, left on to Lord Street
    • Finishing next to Pat’s Tackle World, 21 Lord Street

    The following roads will have closures: Bryan Jordan Drive, Lord Street, Central Lane. There will be no access over the Gladstone Marina Bridge during the road closure times. All access to the Marina Parklands will be via Alf O’Rourke Drive only.