Noosa Council in collaboration with the community are trialling a number of traffic and transport initiatives over the period from 15 December 2018 to 28 January 2019. "Go Noosa" aims to provide a relaxed and fun travelling experience for locals and visitors.
The Go Noosa trials are funded by Noosa Council's Sustainable Transport levy.
For more information see the initiatives below or read the:
Thanks for your patience while we trial these new initiatives and please provide your feedback on the trials by completing the online survey and go in the draw to win a $40 Visa gift card. The survey will be live from 14 December 2018 and closes on 8 February 2019 - conditions apply
During the Queensland State School holidays from 15 December 2018 to 28 January 2019, Council in partnership with Sunbus and TransLink are providing free public transport for everyone in Noosa.
The free services include:
- Route 626 Tewantin to Sunrise Beach via Noosa Heads
- Route 627 Tewantin to Sunshine Beach via Noosa Heads
- Route 628 Noosa Parklands to Noosa Junction via Noosa Civic
- Route 629 Tewantin to Noosa Junction via Noosa Civic
- Route 632 Noosa to Cooran via Cooroy and Pomona
The following Council services will be free from Boxing Day to 6 January 2019. Normal booking procedures apply:
This year the 064 Peregian Shuttle Service will operate between Peregian and Noosa Heads.
The Free Holiday Buses initiative aims to reduce traffic congestion at Noosa's busiest locations by making free, easy, stress-free and convenient public transport available to all residents and visitors. This initiative is funded by the Sustainable Transport Levy.
- For bus timetable information visit TransLink or phone 13 12 30 anytime.
- Peregian 064 Shuttle bus timetable [950KB]
- Normal booking procedures apply for Council Cabs and Flexilink services.
- Route Map [915KB]
Pedestrians, Cyclists and Scooters
Survey data has shown that parallel parking in Hastings Street can affect the flow of traffic through to Noosa Woods as well as impact on the function of the Hastings Street roundabout. Part of the Go Noosa trials includes the temporary replacement of eight parallel car parks to widen the footpath for pedestrians as well as provide additional scooter and bicycle parking.
The additional temporary scooter and bicycle parking will be in place from 15 December 2018 to 28 January 2019 and will be located in the middle of Hastings Street opposite Ripcurl, QuickSilver and Seed.
A trial of prioritising pedestrian movements will be implemented by providing:
- temporary wayfinding signage to direct people to the beach and other attractions.
- assistance to pedestrians by traffic controllers on weekends during the Queensland School holiday period and daily from Boxing Day to 13 January 2019.
High resolution video message boards will trial the use of new technology developed specifically for the "Go Noosa" trials to provide drivers with information on car parking availability in the Hastings Street precinct before they get into the congested area. Motorists can then make an informed decision about driving into the precinct or parking in Noosa Junction and catching a free bus or walking over the hill.
Nosoa Heads Lions Park will temporarily be converted to a paid car park at a flat rate of $20 per day from 9am to 6pm on the following days:
- Wednesday, 26 December 2018 up to and including Sunday, 13 January 2019.
- Weekends: 15 & 16 December, 22 & 23 December, 19 & 20 January and 26, 27 & 28 December, 2019.
The car park does not operate if the grounds are wet, this is to reduce damage to the park.
The funds from paid parking contributes to "Go Noosa" initiatives including the provision of selected free buses through the Shire. The Noosa-Tewantin Lions Club manage the car park on behalf of Noosa Council receiving a percentage of the revenue which is used to support their charitable works.
In collaboration with the Hastings Street Association, Council is trialling the use of a 12 month Rideshare App for selected Hastings Street employees. The Ride Share App allows Hastings Street staff to carpool to the busy precinct reducing the number of individuals needing to drive and park in the local area. Larger establishments in Hastings Street will support the App by providing “carpool only” parking bays. Council will also assist by dedicating 5 “carpool only” bays at the Noosa Heads Lions Park car park and 5 “carpool only” bays in the Woods car park.