QUEENS BATON RELAY:
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class Event of sports and culture to come. Its heading to the Central Coast on Saturday 3rd February 2018
The Baton relay will begin at Laycock Theatre at 11.30am heading down Mann Street, Gosford with the community event happening at Central Coast Stadium.
The Community event will be a free event where the Community can view the Baton as it makes its way into the Stadium with official speeches and ceremonies.
There will be kid’s activity zones with particular themes to cater for all ages, live music, picnic hampers and picnic areas where people can sit back and enjoy the entertainment. There will also be roving entertainers that will engage with the audience and really capture the Festival vibe.
The Baton will then continue to Gosford Olympic Swimming Pool following the waterfront and highlighting our main and popular asset – Brisbane Waters.
The Baton will then proceed onto Sydney for the next Batonbearer stop with celebrations continuing at Central Coast Stadium for the afternoon.
The Queen’s Baton Relay recognises the achievements and aspirations of Australians from all walks of life, from youngsters to some of Australia’s most accomplished legends, such as the Coast’s local hero and Central Coast Citizen of the Year, Lester Pearson.
Lester will be joined by 16 other batonbearers nominated by their peers, including:
• Rae Anderson, Wamberal
• Margaret Beardslee, Killarney Vale
• Mary Betts, Jindalee
• Benjamin Brown, Bateau Bay
• Graeme Carroll, Woy Woy
• Angela Deacon, Davistown
• Christopher Dodd, Springfield
• Dimity Douglas, Lisarow
• Sara Evans, Hamlyn Terrace
• Stuart Hayward, Alison
• Maria McConville, Green Point
• Jamie Pittman, Shortland
• Kallan Strong, Wadalba
• Peter Thomson, Erina
• Teigan Van Roosmalen, Bateau Bay
• Phil Walker, Blue Bay
The event will bring a unique experience to all and entice people to stay and enjoy the Community spirit as well as being a part of a worldwide event.
Follow the Baton Journey: https://www.gc2018.com/qbr
Commonwealth Games 2018 – Gold Coast: https://www.gc2018.com/
There will be scheduled full road closures within Gosford CBD to coincide with the Queens Baton Relay.
Friday 2nd February 2018
From 6pm Friday 2 February until 3pm on Saturday 3 February
Gosford Olympic Pool carpark - Full closure of carpark and boat ramp
Saturday 3 February 2018
10:00am - 11:17am Laycock Street between Henry Parry Drive and Pacific Highway
11:17am – 11:48am Pacific Hwy / Mann Street between Laycock Street and Donnison Street
Donnison Street between Mann Street and Dane Drive
11:48am – 12:05pm Dane Drive, Central Coast Stadium
12:05pm – 12:16pm Central Coast Hwy between Dane Drive roundabout and Masons Parade
Central Coast Hwy re-opens
1:12pm – 1.30pm Central Coast Hwy between Masons Parade to Dane Drive roundabout
3.00pm Gosford Olympic Pool carpark and boat ramp re-opens
Road closures are subject to change at the direction of the Brisbane Water Local Area Command.
The roads will be fully closed with no resident or business access during these times.
During this period we ask that you please follow the detour signage that will be installed.
Pedestrian access will still be permitted throughout this period.
Click below for further information:
Gosford CBD – Road Closures
Gosford CBD – Queens Baton Relay Route