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MAJOR EVENT INFORMATION FOR SUNSHINE COAST RESIDENTS


Changed traffic conditions:

A number of road diversions and car park closures are required in order to conduct the championships. Changed traffic conditions will be in place between Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland from 6:00am on Friday, 16 April 2021 until 5:OOpm on Sunday, 24 April 2021.

Roads Impacted Include:

  • Alexandra Parade, between Memorial Avenue and Melrose Parade, Maroochydore – No Access to Alexandra Parade, local traffic only.
  • Memorial Avenue, between Sixth Avenue and Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore – No Access to Alexandra Parade, local traffic only.
  • Beach Parade, between Sixth Avenue and Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore – No Access to Alexandra Parade.
  • Kingsford-Smith Drive, between Sixth Avenue and Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore – No Access to Alexandra Parade.
  • Melrose Parade, between Sixth Avenue and Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore – No Access to Alexandra Parade, local traffic only.

 

Car parks impacted include:

On-street car parks at various locations within the event precinct will be impacted while the event is taking place. Motorists are encouraged to adhere to parking signage at all times. Changed car parking arrangements will be in place on the following roads:

  • Alexandra Parade, No on street parking.
  • Aerodrome Road.

 

Public car park closures:

The following public car parks will be closed during the event:

  • Maroochydore Beach Car Park (Beach Access 141 to 143), Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore
  • Maroochydore Surf life Saving Club Car Park, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore
  • Pierce Park Car Park, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore
  • Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club Car Park (south east corner only), Mooloolaba

 

Motorists will be required to adhere to changed traffic conditions, including no parking areas. Failure to comply with regulations may result in your vehicle being towed.

Access to parks beaches and community facilities:

Access to local beaches will be maintained throughout the duration of the event, with satellite patrols in place to monitor safety. Please be aware that due to the large-scale event set up, there will be a reduction in bathing areas. When visiting the beach, please ensure you are swimming between the red and yellow flags at all times. For more information about patrolled areas, please visit: www.beachsafe.org.au

Car parks open include:

  • Middle street parking – Beach Parade, Maroochydore
  • Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club – north & south of the club
  • Park n Go Mooloolaba Central – https://www.parkngo.com.au/

 

Event set up will take place in Pierce Park, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland Beach Park and Buhk Park, Alexandra Headland. These areas will be heavily utilised throughout the event, however the coastal path, playgrounds, the Alexandra Headland Skate Park and amenities will remain open throughout the event.

All community facilities, including the Maroochydore Library, will remain open to the public during the event.

Public transport:

There will be some changes to bus stop locations while the event is taking place. For information on bus diversions, public transport options and to plan your trip, click here.

Waste:

Residents and businesses are reminded to place their waste and recycle bins on the kerbside prior to your usual collection day. Given the changed traffic conditions during the event, waste collection will occur prior to 6.00am on your scheduled collection day. Some noise disruption is anticipated during this time.

Beach preparations:

Prior to the event, Sunshine Coast Council will be preparing our beaches for The Aussies. Between 16-19 March a temporary beach access point will be established in Alexandra Headland to provide safe access for vehicles and equipment on to the beach. From 22 March to 8 April,2021 (excluding the Easter long weekend)you will see machinery on Mooloolaba and Maroochydore beaches to ensure there is enough sand in the right places for the athletes.

Beach Access 152 is temporarily closed to the general public while event operations are set up.

RESIDENTS OF ALEXANDRA PARADE


For residents residing in the immediate footprint of the Aussies 2021 event, potential disruptions are likely to occur in your local area.

  • Road and car park closures;
  • Changes to public transport;
  • Noise disruptions; and/or
  • Reduced access to parks, beaches and community facilities.

A number of road and car park closures are required for the duration of the event. Changes traffic conditions will be in place around Maroochydore from 7.00am Friday, 16 April to 5:00pm on Saturday, 24 April 2021.

Please see more detailed information below for residents of Alexandra Parade. Surf Life Saving Australia thanks you for your support and patience through this period and encourages you to get involved with the 2021 Australian Surf Life Savaing Championships.

BETWEEN MEMORIAL AVE AND KINSFORD SMITH PARADE

For the duration of the closure times, resident at properties on Alexandra Parade between Memorial Avenue and Kingsford Smith Parade will only have access to their property via Memorial parade, into Alexandra parade and then exit right into Beach Parade or right into Kingsford Smith Parade. From 5pm will be access as normal.

lease be aware there will be minor changes to the usual timings of waste collection during the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Waste bins will need to be placed on the kerbside the evening prior to the usual collection day on Alexandra Parade. Given the changed traffic conditions during the event, waste collection will occur prior to 6:00am on the scheduled collection day. It is anticipated a level of noise disruption is expected during this time.

Prior to the event, Sunshine Coast Council will be preparing the beach for The Aussies. From 22 to 26 March, 2021 machinery will be on the beach at Maroochydore to ensure there is enough sand in the right places for the athletes.

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the SLSA Events Team at [email protected] or 0460-171-946.

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BETWEEN KINGSFORD SMITH PARADE AND MELROSE PARADE

For the duration of the closure times, resident at property numbers 64, 66-68 and 70-78 Alexandra Parade, will only have access to their property via Melrose Parade, into Alexandra Parade and then exit left into Kingsford Smith Parade. When leaving your property, you must turn left into Alexandra Parade (please see map below). From 5pm will be access as normal.

Please be aware there will be minor changes to the usual timings of waste collection during the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Waste bins will need to be placed on the kerbside the evening prior to the usual collection day on Alexandra Parade. Given the changed traffic conditions during the event, waste collection will occur prior to 6:00am on the scheduled collection day. It is anticipated a level of noise disruption is expected during this time.

Prior to the event, Sunshine Coast Council will be preparing the beach for The Aussies. From 22 to 26 March, 2021 machinery will be on the beach at Maroochydore to ensure there is enough sand in the right places for the athletes.

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the SLSA Events Team at [email protected] or 0460-171-946.

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BEACH PREPARATION WORKS


The 2021 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (The Aussies) will be hosted by Maroochydore SLSC, Alexandra Headland SLSC and Mooloolaba SLSC from 16 to 24 April 2021.

In the lead up, Sunshine Coast Council will undertake a range of works to prepare the beach for the events and ensure there is enough sand in the right places for the athletes.

Three major works are required. These are:

  • Building an additional temporary vehicle access through the dune at Maroochydore Beach along Alexandra Parade
  • Profiling 1.5 kilometres of sand along Maroochydore beach to ensure 30 metres of dry sand at high tide
  • Building a 30-metre wide sprint track from Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving tower to Loo With a View.

The timing of these works must take into consideration the bump in schedule of The Aussies, tidal influences and potential storm events.

These works will be completed under a permit and notification has been provided to relevant State Government agencies including the Department of Environment and Science (DES). There are no turtle nests in any of these locations.

Traffic and pedestrian management

The safety of all beach and access paths users and construction workers is council’s top priority. Traffic management measures will be in place throughout works. Council thanks you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Temporary vehicle access – Maroochydore dunes

A temporary access ramp will be created on Maroochydore Beach, at Katoa Street, Alexandra Headland. It will be used to safely tow boats and jet-skis onto the beach during the event.

When the event is complete, the area will be revegetated and cared for to restore it back to its original condition. The revegetation work will be completed by mid-2021, weather and site conditions permitting.

    • Timeframe for works: 16–19 March
    • Machinery will be on site.

Beach profiling works – Maroochydore Beach

A requirement from the Australian SLS Championships is to have 30 metres of beach above the high tide mark, for 1.5 kilometres, to ensure there is sufficient room for their equipment, club tents and the competition space.

Sand from the renourishment program along Maroochydore Beach has been stockpiled high in front of the dune vegetation to ensure maximum retention of the material. This sand will need to be graded down to match a beach profile.

Council will also create flat areas for three scaffolding towers that are required for the competition space at Maroochy SLSC, BA150 and near the temporary access. These scaffolding towers will be constructed by The Aussies event team.

Pedestrians may not be able to walk along sections of the low tide area when machines are working. Pedestrians will be directed to use a detour along the coastal pathway. There will likely be restrictions to some beach accesses, either closures or no direct access to the water.

  • Timeframe for works: 22–26 March
  • Machinery on site.
  • Location of beach profiling: Maroochydore SLSC – Alexandra Headland Stake Park

 

Mooloolaba Beach sprint track

Big waves and swell from this year’s storm season has eroded Mooloolaba Beach. A sprint track needs to be built in the eroded section.

The Aussies require the sprint track to be dead level, clean and with dry and uncompacted sand, so to do this, Council will move sand in from another section of Mooloolaba Beach by carefully scraping the sand from below the high tide mark with an excavator and moving it with trucks to the sprint track location. A delineated sand roadway, marked with a single line of witches hats or bollards, will allow trucks to travel along the beach.

Some beach accesses will be closed and traffic controllers will be on the beach to ensure beach user safety.

From 29–31 March:

  • BEACH TEMPORARILY CLOSED: For the safety of all beach users, the beach between Loo with a View to east of the Mooloolaba Caravan Park and beach access points along the entire work zone will be closed while the work takes place (refer map on next page). This is to keep our community safe while trucks travel along the beach, to deliver sand to the spring track location.
  • WORK HOURS: Work hours will be approximately 11am–9pm to account for tides.
  • EXPECT TO SEE: Machinery, such as trucks and excavators, will be on site as well as lights required for safety at night. Demobilising of the machinery will happen on Wednesday night.

 

From 6–8 April:

After the Easter long weekend, the bump-in begins at the sprint track and a bob cat with a GPS level bucket will then work to ensure the site is dead level and has the same consistency of sand.

Temporary ramp location

Beach Profiling location

Scaffold 1 location

Scaffold 2 location

Scaffold 3 location

Sprint track location

Mooloolaba Beach Closures 29-31 March

Sand extraction route