March update from our main courier service, Fastway Couriers, which will probably be alike for other providers:
With the Commonwealth Games being hosted on the Gold Coast from 3 - 15 April 2018, road closures and heightened security are now starting to take effect.
As of 19/3/2018, there are heightened security and road closures around main venues with high density traffic starting to impact some of our Courier Franchisee's.
While our Fastway Couriers team are endeavouring to minimise impact please contribute an extra day on standard delivery time frames, including same day areas.
To assist with minimising delivery delays please ensure you add the below to all consignments;
· Receiver contact numbers to all deliveries, allowing us to make contact where required
· Receiver email addresses to all deliveries, allowing seamless contact where possible
Parcel Connect and depot collection will be available for receivers to utilise should they be impacted by restricted access to their property.
We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and will do everything possible to ensure the smoothest process.
Please note Fastway Couriers (Gold Coast) does not and will not have any access to any of the 17 Restricted Games Precincts effective today 19 March 2018 until approximately 20 April 2018
Please be advised that in some key areas of the Gold Coast, delivery times will be affected prior to and just after the Commonwealth Games held between 4th April - 15th April 2018.
These areas will vary depending on event days and where the local council are directing people to park and ride to events. Key areas that will be heavily affected according to majority of the games' timeline will be Oxenford, Broadbeach, Coolangatta,Currumbin, Southport, Surfers Paradise and waterfront areas.
We recommend that you take the time to plan, order ahead and possibly experience a short delay in your deliveries. Our courier service providers are aware of the road closures and are endeavoring to provide the quickest delivery time possible, however the road closures and heavy traffic that will be out of their control.
For further information on the impact and closures, please visit www.getsetforthegames.com
The Team at Mega Supplies