Only days to go until the Queen’s Baton arrives in the Borough of Queenscliffe

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

In just a few days on Monday 12 February the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in the Borough of Queenscliffe.

The Mayor, Cr Susan Salter, said she is thrilled to welcome the Queen’s Baton to the Borough.

“The Queen’s Baton Relay is bringing the excitement of the Gold Coast Games right to our doorstep,” said Cr Salter.

“I encourage everyone to make the most of the opportunity. Come out and see the Queen’s Baton, join in the festivities and cheer on our local legend batonbearers.”

The Queen’s Baton is scheduled to arrive in Queenscliff on the ferry just before midday, followed by a short celebration speech and Q&A with Cr Salter and Batonbearer Tom Limb on the stage in Lower Princess Park before the Baton travels through the Borough along Hesse Street, King Street, Flinders Street and the Bellarine Highway.

Road closures will be in place on the day of the event. Please refer to the Public Notices section of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, for more information.

Details of the Baton’s route and local batonbearers are available at www.gc2018.com/qbr.

The GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest in history, travelling a record 388 days and 230,000km around the world.

In Australia, the Queen’s Baton is traversing 40,000km, travelling through every state and territory for 100 days.

The Gold Coast Games will be held between 4 and 15 April 2018. They will be the biggest event to be staged in Australia in a decade.