Free parking and tolls in Brisbane? Yes, please! Find out exactly which parts of our city will be toll free during G20.
Did we just start to like the G20 Leaders’ Summit?
Life in Brisbane will be a little bit less hectic come November 14 with the announcement that some bridges and parking spaces won’t have those nasty tolls in place during the summit.
Tolls will be free for all motorists travelling on the Go Between Bridge and Gateway Bridges during the G20 Summit weekend.
Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said providing free tolls will help motorists get in and around the city during the summit.
“The G20 is attracting world leaders, 4000 delegates and 3000 media, and Queenslanders should also enjoy this international spectacle,” Mr Newman says.”“The G20 will provide about $100 million worth of direct economic benefits for Brisbane, however we acknowledge there will also be some disruptions which is why we decided to waive the tolls on these bridges.
“Saturday will see the largest number of motorcade and vehicle movements occur and providing free tolls on these key bridges will help the travelling public get to where they need to go.”
Additionally, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced that parking will be free at King George Square and Wickham Terrace for the G20 long weekend.There are 500 car parks and 30 motorcycle parks in King George Square car park, and 630 car parks and 10 motorcycles in Wickham Terrace car park.
The Lord Mayor said it was about making it easier for people to travel into the city during the G20 long weekend, to go to work, go shopping, take advantage of dining offers, get involved in the cultural program, live entertainment, and visit the museum of Brisbane or the city library.
“There will be 3000 international journalists in the city for G20 and we want to show them how attractive and appealing our city is,” he says.
For all information about G20 transport changes and road closures visit g20.org.au.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit is set to be held on Saturday 15 November and Sunday 16 November and the principal meeting venue will be the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Bank.
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