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Riverfire lights up Brisbane this Saturday

27 September, 2013

Riverfire lights up Brisbane this Saturday

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane residents and visitors to get out and enjoy the spectacular Riverfire fireworks display at 7:00pm this Saturday night (28th September).

The Lord Mayor said the iconic event would again light up the city in a pyrotechnic explosion of colour to celebrate the conclusion of the three-week Brisbane Festival.

“The Riverfire fireworks are a highlight of the city’s events calendar, with an estimated 480,000 people to attend this year,” Cr Quirk said.

“Each year residents look forward to the event and pack the city’s many vantage points for the best view of the show including the South Bank Parklands, Victoria Bridge, Dock Street, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Riverwalk, Captain Burke Park and Wilson’s Lookout.

“However due to the events popularity it’s important to be mindful that the city will be busier than normal and to catch public transport where possible.

“Riverfire is a fantastic community event that brings this city together and road closures are necessary to ensure that happens safely and efficiently, so please plan ahead and be mindful of traffic changes.”

Road closures and traffic changes will affect parts of the CBD, Fortitude Valley, Kangaroo Point, South Brisbane, Mt Coot-tha and Mt Gravatt Lookout on Saturday between 4:00pm and 11:00pm. For a full list of road and bridge closures, visit the Brisbane Festival website: www.brisbanefestival.com.au.

There will be delays to CityCat and Ferry services as the Brisbane River will be closed to all vessels between the Mowbray Park and North Quay terminals on Saturday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm. These services will resume as soon as possible following the fireworks.

The event will also affect movements across the inner city’s bridges and result in closures to a number of parking meter zones in South Brisbane and Kangaroo Point, which will be signed.

Cr Quirk said motorists would be able to travel over the Go Between Bridge toll-free between 4pm on Saturday, 28 September and 12am Sunday, 29 September, to help motorists enjoy a quicker and easier trip to and from the festivities at South Bank.

“The Go Between Bridge will provide a great alternative for motorists travelling to and from the city’s best vantage points,” he said.

To find out more about transport services, call TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit www.translink.com.au.

[Ends] SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

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