Restricted vehicle access to Moore Park Beach will be trialled during turtle season, from 1 November 2023 through March 2024.
This closure is for all vehicles, four-wheel drives, motorbikes and ATVs during the night.
The beach will remain open during the day for four-wheel drive access during the voluntary trial.
Council made its decision to proceed with the trial after 76% of survey participants supported the dusk to dawn vehicle restrictions during turtle nesting season at Moore Park Beach.
Divisional representative Cr Jason Bartels said the community had been supportive with the uptake of the trial throughout the consultation period.
“Essentially this trial is asking the community and beach users to participate in leaving only foot tracks during dusk to dawn,” Cr Bartels said.
“There is a new sign at the vehicle access entry for both the north and south ends of Moore Park Beach informing the community of the trial restricting vehicle access for the duration of turtle season.
“During the trial closure period Council will monitor beach driving activity and continue to liaise with relevant community groups.”
It’s important to remember when driving on the beach all relevant Queensland road rules apply.
The community should report any unlawful behaviour to the Queensland Police Service.
Council will provide updates related to the implementation of the trial closure on its project page.