It’s a green light by the Queensland Cabinet for them to have “given the green light to go to the next level for an Olympics in Queensland in 2032”.
The Queensland Government has been assessing the feasibility of the State bidding for the Games for the past few weeks, if not several months as well as seeing what cost-benefit analysis claimed would be of benefit for the whole of Queensland.
They are hoping that it will possibly be able to secure 129,000 additional jobs during the build-up to the Games.
This naturally opens the doors for the other three members of the 2032 Games leadership group namely the Federal Government, local councils as well as the Australian Olympic Committee to proceed with a bid centering on Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, which include events to be held in Townsville, Cairns and the Whitsundays.
Palaszcruk told the media “This is about so much more than a few weeks of sport and hosting the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics could be a game changer and deliver 20 years of accelerated opportunity for our State.”
He continued “That’s why Cabinet has today made the decision to continue working towards securing a Games -and we will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure we receive the financial support we require from all levels of Government.”
AOC President John Coates mentioned “Sport unites us and inspires us. We have a lot of work to do from here, but it’s hard not to be excited about the benefits that will flow over many decades if Queensland was successful.”
“This is not about a few weeks of sport. It’s about a decade of opportunity for sport, the community and the economy, leading into the Games – and for decades after.
Top 5 key points
- A Team Australia Leadership Group has been established to drive a bid for southeast Queensland to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
- The existing Olympic sports program consists of 28 sports, with the Olympic Pre-feasibility Analysis Report compiled by SEQ Council of Mayors finding an optimal SEQ venue footprint will be in the range of 36 to 40.
- The Games are estimated to have brought about a Gross Domestic Product uplift of between $6 and 7 billion to Sydney following the 2000 Olympics.
- Two key concerns held by Coast residents over any future Olympics event are the operating costs and investment in infrastructure.
- A successful Games bid could signal much-needed public transport infrastructure investment.
Cost, time and dedication could prove to be a significant uphill battle for this group to be