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Commonwealth Games

​The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (the Games) is the largest event ever to be held on the Gold Coast, and the first time this international sporting event has been held in a regional city. Hosting an event this size does not happen without some temporary changes in key areas around the city both in the lead up to, and during the Games. 

During the Games there will be increased pressure on transport and road networks, with over 6 million additional journeys expected. To manage the increase in demand, temporary changes in key areas around the Gold Coast will be introduced in the lead up to the Games, including localised road closures, diversions, and removal of on-street parking in some areas.

Some changes, including reduced speed limits on the M1, will take effect in early March, however, the majority do not commence until after the end of Term 1. I am encouraging all parents and carers to stay informed about changes that impact their local area/s by signing up to receive email or SMS updates 

Key Dates

Last day Term 1                          Thurs 29 March
Student free day                          Mon 16 April
First day Term 2                          Tues 17 April
Games period                              Wed 4 April – Sun 15 April
Busiest Games travel period         Tue 10 April – Sat 14 April
QR Citytrain timetable changes     Fri 30 March – Fri 20 April


As previously mentioned the Commonwealth Games will have some impact on our local community.  Please check out the “Get Set for the Games” website to ensure you are up to date with all relevant information.  Attached is some information below.  Please note that the majority of the changes occur during the school holiday period. 
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Parking Nakina Street

Very soon both sides of Nakina Street will have a 2 hour parking limit.  From our understanding this is occurring in areas of Southport and Labrador as well and has been on the agenda for some time and it just so happens to coincide with the Games.  We have been told this 2 hour limit will be a permanent feature in this area.  We will keep you updated.