From 4 – 15 April, the Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The event is expected to attract 672,000 visitors, more than doubling the Gold Coast’s population – so it’s going to be an extra busy time on the roads, and Toll’s local branches are working together to ensure we continue to deliver for our customers.
Across the Gold Coast, traffic disruptions including road and lane closures, changes to parking and loading zones, and an additional six million car journeys are anticipated throughout the duration of the event. To cater for these changing conditions, Toll is planning an extra 20% of capacity on the road, with extra staff and vehicles on hand.
As many of our customers’ delivery windows change for the games, so will ours with some of our sites open 24 hours a day to ensure our customers’ freight is delivered in full, on time. We will also be delivering on foot if needed, and have put plans in place that allow customers to collect their deliveries from our sites if it’s more convenient.
While we encourage our customers to stock up before the games, we’ll also be working with our team members to minimise their time on the roads during the games: whether it be utilising car-pools, bikes or public transport to get to work.
With a strong network of same day, priority, and standard services across Queensland, Toll is confident we can continue to deliver for our customers during this busy time. If you are concerned about your Toll delivery arriving to or from the Gold Coast, you can contact us at [email protected]
If you would like to know more about how the Commonwealth Games will affect the Gold Coast, you can find more information and traffic maps at the Get Set for the Games website.