Queen’s Baton Relay route announced

Date published: 17 November 2017

The Queen’s Baton Relay route through Townsville has been announced.

The Baton Relay will arrive in Townsville in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

It will start its Townsville journey on Sunday afternoon, March 18, in West End then travel into the City and Palmer Street before heading to The Strand and finishing the day at Jezzine Barracks.

The second and final day of the Townsville leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay starts at Reid Park on Monday morning, moving on to Charters Towers Rd and Ross River Rd before heading to Nathan St and finishing in Cranbrook.

Deputy Mayor Les Walker said hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay was a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

“We’re hoping the whole city gets behind the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games,” Cr Walker said.

“It’s going to be a great event for the city but it may slow down traffic along the route it is being held.”

Cr Walker said Police would supervise rolling road closures while the Queen’s Baton Relay makes its way along the route.

“We want to encourage all motorists to be patient as the Baton Relay passes through our city,” Cr Walker said.

The route for the Queen’s Baton Relay was determined by the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation.

For any additional information about the event or the route please visit council’s website www.townsville.qld.gov.au or the games website at www.gc2018.com/qbr