Stirling to baton down the hatches for Queen’s relay


Athletics star Jacob Hristianopoulos (14) has been chosen to be part of the Queen's Baton Relay. Picture: Andrew Ritchie   d479259
Athletics star Jacob Hristianopoulos (14) has been chosen to be part of the Queen's Baton Relay. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d479259

MORE than 200 people will take turns carrying the Queen’s Baton through Perth this weekend ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through Perth from February 23 to 26 on its journey around Australia before the games start on the Gold Coast in April.

There will be several community celebrations to mark its journey, starting with one in Rockingham on Friday evening and finishing in Guildford on Monday night before the relay heads to Karratha.

There will be temporary road closures while the 800m relay convoy moves through each area at about 5km/h.

In the northern suburbs, the road closures will affect Challenger Parade, City Beach, between 1pm and 2pm on Sunday, then roads in the City of Stirling.

It will travel north along West Coast Highway, with arrival scheduled for 2.39pm at Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre.

From there, kite surfer Mani Bisschops will travel on water with the baton to Trigg.

Roads and adjacent carparks will be closed at staggered times from 1pm to 3.30pm on Brighton Road, The Esplanade, West Coast Highway northbound from Scarborough to Trigg and West Coast Drive northbound from Trigg to Waterman’s Bay.

Roads will be affected further north on West Coast Drive between Beach Road and Hepburn Avenue and Whitfords Avenue between Hepburn Avenue and the Whitfords Nodes Park roundabout, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

A community celebration will run at Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre from 2.30pm to 3pm.

For more information, visit www.gc2018.com/qbr.

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