Sunshine Coast get ready for a bumper weekend
  • Wednesday 31 August 2016
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The start of spring, a World Championship, the start of our first ever region wide arts and cultural festival, the arrival of a cruise ship and Father’s Day – it’s going to be a busy weekend.  Here’s some useful information to help you plan and get around this weekend.

P&O Pacific Pearl

  • The 3000 Ironman Athletes will be cheered on by the 1600 cruise ship visitors, when P&O Pacific Pearl docks at Mooloolaba on Sunday.
  • Provision for the visitor buses have been made in conjunction with the Ironman event organisers and council.

Getting to the airport on Sunday 4 September

  • Travelling to the Airport on Sunday morning 4 September (Father’s Day) – we’d suggest you allow some extra time, as the Sunshine Motorway will be closed between Mooloolaba and Peregian Springs roundabout exits for the Ironman World Championships and congestion along the David Low Way is expected.

Friends and family coming to visit?

  • We’d suggest you tell friends and family to plan ahead and refer to the changed traffic conditions for the Ironman event.

Planning on visiting Cotton Tree Markets?

  • Council has secured additional parking at the Maroochydore Rugby Grounds, for people visiting the Cotton Tree, Maroochydore areas on Sunday 4 September.

Planning on visiting Fisherman Road’s Markets?

  • Limited off street parking is available around the Fishermans Road Markets, please adhere to parking signage and regulations.  

AFL Finals Maroochydore Multisport Complex

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

Key Events

  • Thursday 1 September: Ocean Swim at Mooloolaba
  • Friday 2 September: Boardies Beach Run and Parade of Nations at Mooloolaba
  • Saturday 3 September: IronKids race at Mooloolaba
  • Sunday 4 September: IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships throughout the Sunshine Coast
  • Through out event: IRONMAN expo at Brisbane Road Carpark – free entry to general public

Changed traffic conditions

Parking

The best places to park if you want to see the action are:

  • Mountain Creek High School (see shuttle bus schedule)
  • Mari Street Alexandra Headlands (see shuttle bus schedule)
  • Maroochydore Rugby Union Club

Spectator zones

  • Grab your picnic gear and head along to the beachfront areas of Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, and Ocean Street, or enjoy dining at one of the many restaurants and cafes
  • Please adhere to road and directional signage.

Best time to view the athletes

  • Swim leg: Mooloolaba from 6.15 am
  • Run leg: Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Ocean Street from approximately 11.30am to 4.00pm

Horizon festival of arts and culture

The Sunshine Coast’s first arts and culture festival kicks off this week with 220 events over 10 days in 12 locations. Horizon Sunshine Coast runs from 2 – 11 September and will ignite the region with fun, colour, music, dance, art, creativity, film and much more. For further information visitwww.horizonfestival.com.au 


Friday, September 2: Caloundra road and car park closure


The following road closures will be in place for the Horizon Ignites event:

Road

Closed from

Re-opened from

Minchinton Street, between Orsova Terrace & Omrah Avenue (rolling closure)

3pm, Friday 2 September 2016

7pm, Friday 2 September 2016

Omrah Avenue, between Minchinton Street & Otranto Avenue (static closure)

12pm (midday), Friday 2 September 2016

11pm, Friday 2 September 2016

Otranto Avenue, between Omrah Avenue & Bulcock Street (rolling closure)

3pm, Friday 2 September 2016

7.30pm, Friday 2 September 2016

Bulcock Street, between Otranto Avenue & Minchinton Street (rolling closure)

3pm, Friday 2 September 2016

7.30pm, Friday 2 September 2016

Car park

Closed from

Re-opened from

Nutley Street – Council car park (20 bays)

6am, Friday 2 September 2016

11pm, Friday 2 September 2016

Otranto Avenue – Council car park

6am, Friday 2 September 2016

11pm, Friday 2 September 2016

 


Saturday, September 3: Nambour road and car park closure

The following road and car park closures will be in place for the Colour the Street event:

Road

Closed from

Re-opened from

Howard Street, between Sydney and William streets

Noon, Saturday 3 September 2016

11pm, Saturday 3 September 2016

Car park

Closed from

Re-opened from

Howard Street (2P) – Council car park

Noon, Saturday 3 September 2016

11pm, Saturday 3 September 2016