Memories that will last a lifetime were made when Ipswich embraced the Queen’s Baton Relay as it made its way through the city on its way to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
People lined the streets as the Baton weaved its way from The Railway Workshops Museum at North Ipswich, across David Trumpy Bridge into the CBD and along Brisbane Street toward Limestone Park.
There, thousands more waited to celebrate the Baton’s arrival at a community celebration that went well into the evening and ended with a fireworks display and movie under the stars.
The Queen’s Baton promotes inclusiveness and diversity. It’s voyage through Ipswich was the culmination of about 18 months of planning by the Ipswich QBR Local Working Group in conjunction with Relay organisers GOLDOC.
Members of the local working group included Ipswich City Council, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service including the SES, Queensland Ambulance Service, Department of Transport and Main Roads and Translink. The Relay was also supported by schools, businesses, community groups and residents.
Can’t get enough Commonwealth Games content? Give this story a try: