​Event Notice -TRAFFIC CHANGES

Maitland Triathlon – Sunday 12 Dec 2021 – 5.30am -1.30pm

The above event will be staged in and around Morpeth and Duckenfield on the above dates. We seek your assistance to make this event safe and enjoyable for the local and visitor participants. Much of the event is on public property and roads. Maitland Council have approved the event. The event is a positive sport, health and fitness event that has attracted 400 triathletes to the area on the day.

There will be some disruption to normal traffic movements, which we hope you can accommodate for a short period on the event morning by limiting any non-urgent use of the following roads from 5.30am – 11.45am. (more Street detail below)

The specific points would be:

    1.Queens Wharf Park (Boat Ramp) park is used as the event compound from Friday 10 Dec to Sunday 12 Dec. Queens Wharf Rd is closed 5.30am – 1.30pm Sunday 12 Dec .

    2.The Swim will be in the Hunter River from the boat ramp to George St and back. The boat ramp will be closed on the Sunday morning. Reopened as soon as safe around 1.30pm.

    3.The Cycle leg of the event will leave from Queens Wharf Park at approx. 6.55am and ride down Swan St, into Edward St, Duckenfield Rd and McFarlanes Rd. The course will return to the Queens Wharf Park. Last rider expected back by 10.30am. The course is out and back on most roads. Note:

    a.Swan St would be closed from Tank to Roberts St on the river side heading east form 5.30am – 11am so riders can safely leave and return on that side. The town side is open west bound.

    b.Traffic controllers would give riders right of way though the bridge STOP SIGN.

    c.Riders would otherwise follow normal road rules east of Robert St, with right of way given to riders at some intersections manned by traffic controllers.

    a.While most roads are not closed, we would ask you to limit any non-urgent travel during the cycle event leg, do avoid unnecessary risk of collision with riders.

    b.Some roads will have speed limits reduced to 40km.

    2.The Run leg for the Triathlon will be staged on Queens Wharf Rd and Steamer St (a seldom used gravel/grass Rd below the lookout). The run leg is a 2.5km loop.

The event is professionally managed by locals who care about the area and will be also fundraising for Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club and East Maitland Rotary.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Paul Humphreys on

49348138 or 0409684246 or paul@hevents.com.au

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