Brisbane CBD and Southbank Bodies Corporate to Prepare for G20


In November of this year, Brisbane will play host to the most significant meeting of world leaders that Australia has seen.

The G20 Leaders Summit will be held on 15 and 16 of November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With 34 international protected persons, 4,000 delegates, 3,000 media and 5,000 police converging on our CBD, the G20 requires a huge coordinating effort between the federal and state governments and police forces, and other government departments.

While every effort will be made to allow ‘business as usual’, residents and businesses located in the CBD and Southbank areas should expect some disruptions during the G20 events.

Transport:

With motorcades (some in excess of 30 vehicles) travelling between the Brisbane International Airport, inner city hotels and the Brisbane Convention Centre, traffic will be affected in the following ways:

  • Road closures: notifications of closures will occur only 3-5 minutes in advance to avoid alerting protest groups
  • Parking restrictions will be in place to minimise the need for bomb searches
  • 150+ bus routes will be affected, and trips will be more expensive
  • Trains may not run through South Brisbane station

Deliveries:

Bodies corporate with hotel letting pools or serviced apartments should be aware of delays in:

  • Linen delivery
  • Laundry pickup
  • Food delivery

You may need to plan ahead and/or stockpile.

Security:

Bodies corporate in the CBD and Southbank areas need to be mindful of their security. Protest groups may try to gain access to buildings in close proximity to where world leaders are staying in order to display banners or create disruptions. Be aware of people:

  • hanging around, asking questions, possibly even posing as police officers
  • piggy backing others through swipe card entries
  • being able to get into your building through fire escapes
  • being able to access logged on computers in your lobby/reception areas

Restricted Areas:

Residents in proximity to Restricted Areas will be affected most. These venues will be barricaded with police presence. Entry will be by accreditation only, and staff, permanent residents and visitors should expect heavy security including metal detectors and x-rays.

The Restricted Areas include:

  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Rydges Hotel
  • Conrad Treasury Hotel
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Marriott Hotel
  • Novotel
  • Pullman Hotel
  • Royal International Convention Centre
  • Royal on the Park
  • Sofitel
  • Stamford Plaza
  • Suncorp Stadium Bus Terminal

Detailed maps of the Restricted Areas are available at http://www.police.qld.gov.au/g20/maps.htm

To avoid being inconvenienced by the impacts of the G20, residents should take advantage of the public holiday on Friday the 14th of November to travel out of town. Otherwise, you are advised to plan your travel and deliveries well in advance.

If you have any queries, you can email G20info@pmc.gov.au or call 1800 922 011.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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