Gold Coast seaway spit finally closed to campers.

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 18:13
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My dad was down there today and water police said everyone out by 7pm.
They're locking gates that basically only allow access to the stepson the end of the road in and to the Seawall. Around to the left and all Broadwater side will be closed.
Gates reopen 6am.
Water police took charge on foot.
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Reply By: wots up - Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 20:03

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 20:03
About time Went down there last week and it looked like a refo camp I know some of these people are homeless but cant the council find them a park away from the coast prime family weekend hot spot mark
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Follow Up By: Nutta - Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 22:21

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 22:21
I feel sorry for some of the homeless, not sure what they can do with them.
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Reply By: banksy 69 - Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 20:19

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 20:19

Preparing for Australia Day crowds at Doug Jennings Park
Starting tonight, Gold Coast Waterways Authority will implement changed vehicle access arrangements throughout Doug Jennings Park to address activities in the park and to ensure public safety ahead of anticipated large crowds for Australia Day celebrations and the following weekend.

GCWA CEO, Hal Morris said that the park would be closed to vehicles overnight but would remain open for pedestrian access. This is essential to respond to the illegal camping and the safety and environmental problems it causes.

GCWA have advised local community groups of these changes, reassuring that there is no restriction to pedestrian access. The existing car park with its 800 car parking spaces will still be available.

“We want all those who visit the park to be able to enjoy it,” he said. “These new arrangements apply to vehicles only and will make sure public safety remains the highest priority.”

Mr Morris said a traffic management plan has been developed by the police to manage forecast traffic congestion for The Spit on Australia Day.

GCWA’s changed vehicle access arrangements are as follows:
• From tonight, the main entry and exit gates will be closed to vehicles and locked every night between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am.
• These hours align to most parks managed by the City of Gold Coast.
• An exception applies on Wednesday 25 January 2017 and Thursday 26 January 2017, at which time the police will implement their Australia Day traffic management plan.

‘We will review the situation after Australia Day and make a decision on how long the overnight vehicle restrictions should continue.’ Mr Morris said.

More information about the traffic plan for the Australia Day celebrations can be obtained from the Surfers Paradise Police Station on 5657 6888.

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Follow Up By: Nutta - Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 22:15

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 22:15
One would have to imagine after the australia day holiday they'll probably keep it in lock down.

I went down sunday and have to say it was getting to the point where you couldn't get a park anywhere along the wall running west.

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