On Tuesday 21 November at our Gold Coast campus, our expert panel presented the exciting developments already underway in preparation of the Gold Coast’s 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The 2018 event will attract a global audience to the region for what will be an exciting milestone in the city’s history. Thanks to this investment and publicity the event's legacy will continue long after the games come to a close and the visitors have gone home.
Mr Bryan Case, Manager Project Services, Economic Development and Major Projects, City of Gold Coast and Ms Diane Dixon, Project Director, Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct joined us to talk about the significant legacy planned for the Gold Coast. For our Q&A session we were joined by Mr Duncan Free OAM, Olympic Gold Medallist & Director, Griffith Sports College.
Bryan spoke about the incredible infrastructure already completed and the international sporting events confirmed for these venues post-2018. Many of these development contracts were awarded to Gold Coast companies helping provide more jobs to the local community.
Di shared details about the games village and plans to make it one of Gold Coast’s best social scenes. The area is set to be, “one of the most exciting places on the Gold Coast…and perhaps the biggest legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games,” said Di. She also likened it to Brisbane’s South Bank, which was developed for World Expo ’88 and attracts over 10 million visitors per year.
Our panel also spoke about the Gold Coast’s exciting vision for the future. Currently ranked number 15 among the world’s best sporting cities the dream is for Gold Coast to crack the top ten. A very achievable goal thanks to the remarkable legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Download Bryan Case's presentation.
Download Di Dixon's presentation.