Borough of Queenscliffe set to play key role in the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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

Fifteen batonbearers from the region, George Abel, John Reginald Beazley, Meagan Canaway, Bianca Chatfield, Jacquie Johnston, Tom Limb, Molly McKenzie, Richelle Olsen, Victoria Potter, Gail Rodgers, Barbara Shalders, Sienna Stewart, Kellie Whitehead, Martin Wilson and Suzanne Winton, have been honoured to carry the Queen’s Baton through the Borough, bringing the excitement of the Games to the local community.

People are encouraged to line the streets and support our local batonbearers. There will also be a community celebration at the stage in Lower Princess Park, Queenscliff when the Baton arrives in the Borough where people can come together and share the spirit of the Relay and the Games.

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.

The Mayor, Cr Susan Salter, is delighted that the Borough of Queenscliffe is hosting the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay.

“Hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay is not only an exciting opportunity for us, it’s a way to highlight and promote the Borough of Queenscliffe to people in Australia and the world who have been following the extraordinary journey of the Queen’s Baton,” said Cr Salter.

“It’s also a wonderful way to celebrate the people who make our community great.”

“Preparations for the Baton’s arrival are in the final stages and we’re looking forward to an excellent event,” said Cr Salter.

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 streets and the batonbearers who will carry the Queen’s Baton are 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. They will be the biggest event to be staged in Australia in a decade.