Traveling to the Queensland Day of Prayer & Fasting at the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe (2011-2016).
Planning your Transport Options:
To plan your journey options from your suburb/church consider using www.translink.com.au or http://jp.translink.com.au/travel-information/journey-planner or ringing Translink on 131230. Note if you have made 9 trips (or 5 work days) on your Go Card during the week, the travel on Saturday will be free.
You may also like to check out the google directions for getting there.
Location of Queensland Parliament House – note Parliamentary Annexe is off Alice St and closer to M3 Motorway than maker indicates.
Parking for Queensland Day of Prayer:
Limited free onsite parking is available at Parliament House under the expressway- please see bottom of webpage for more details. Please think about car pooling from your church or with others.
Off peak parking meters have been rolled out through the Brisbane CBD and Southbank so please be aware of this.
Parking under the Riverside Expressway on QUT grounds is designed for students only, it typically costs around $4 for 2 hrs, and $8 for 4 hrs (though it could have gone up since early 2015). (A “bonus” infringement notice from a parking officer can be given if you stay longer than the maximum 4 hrs).
Catching the City Cat to Queensland Day of Prayer:
- The ‘Gardens Point’ City Cat jetty is next to the Parliament House (B & C) car parks. The Parliament House Annex is nearly straight ahead upon exiting the jetty. This involves the least walking out of any of the public transport (and most private transport) choices.
Catching the Train to Queensland Day of Prayer:
- From Central Railway Station, it is a 1.4 km walk or 15-20 min down Edward St & then right into Alice St.
- From Southbank Train Station, it is a 1.6 km walk or 20-25 min walk across the Goodwill footbridge to Gardens Pt, and then along the river beside QUT.
Catching the Bus to Queensland Day of Prayer:
- Catch a bus into the Queen St Mall or nearby and then walk down George/Albert/Edward St and then right into Alice St. Alternatively, if you like a longer walk, catch a bus to the Cultural Centre at South Bank and then walk across either the Victoria Bridge or the Goodwill Bridge.
- Note that the City Loop CBD bus service does not run on weekends.
Walking or Cycling to Queensland Day of Prayer:
Especially if the weather is hot and humid, please consider bringing some water with you to consume on the way. Note that there is no bicycle parking at Parliament House.
- Consider using the bike/walking paths along the Brisbane River, or crossing from Southbank at the Goodwill Bridge. You have arrived when you see the ‘Gardens Point’ City Cat jetty, turn inland towards the Parliament House on a path between the Parliament House car parks.
- Access to walkway/bikeway in the City can be gained from Makerston St (if coming from Roma St Railway Station), Ann St or Queen St (from mall cross the road at Brisbane Square/BCC Library near Victoria Bridge).
Parking at Parliament House for Queensland Day of Prayer:
Please think about car pooling with friends, or with others from your church.
Limited free parking is available in the visitors’ car park of Parliament House, which is under the expressway. Car Park A and B should be open on Saturday 30 January 2016, but there may also be a few building contractors using the car park too. The number of car spaces falls rather short of matching the number of seats in the room, so please car pool where you can.
- To get to Car Park A or B of Parliament House drive down Alice St in a southerly direction towards the river in the left most lane, make a sharp left into Gardens Point Rd (just before you are about to enter the Expressway southbound). Shortly after you turn into Gardens Point Rd (but before University entrance) turn into the road/driveway to your right, keeping your eyes open for the signs saying Carpark A or Carpark B . You will need to press a button at the boom gate of these car parks and then tell security that you wish to attend the National Day of Prayer & Fasting Meeting at the Parliament House Annexe, they will then raise the boom gate for you. We plan to have some signs up to help you.
- At the end of the day the boom gates will raise automatically when you leave to let you drive your car out of Carparks A and B.
- When you get out of your car (in Carpark A or B) and look uphill with your back to the river, you will see the side brick wall of the Parliamentary Annexe where the prayer meeting is to be held. You can either walk up some steps at the side of the building once you cross the road to access the driveway from the side, or enter the main driveway by walking around into Alice St. Please then enter the main doors and proceed through security (similar to the airport).
If the Parliamentary carparks are full consider parking under the Riverside Expressway on QUT grounds (which is designed for students only), it typically costs around $4 for 2 hrs, and $8 for 4 hrs (though it could have gone up). (A “bonus” infringement notice from a parking officer can be given if you stay longer than the maximum 4 hrs).