Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Partnership
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Our industry connections delivered practical research outcomes

Through research projects, secondments and consultancies, Griffith staff and students contributed to the success of GC2018.

Key projects included:

  • Griffith Institute for Tourism and Griffith Business School modelled the economic impacts of GC2018, produced for the Office of the Commonwealth Games
  • Griffith Engineering research to optimise conditions for competitors and spectators in the Anna Meares Velodrome
  • Griffith Business School report on the impact of the Games on Gold Coast businesses
  • Griffith-developed open online course to provide insight into diversity and inclusion in major sport events
  • Griffith Law School Human Rights Review of GC2018, conducted for GOLDOC
  • Griffith Health-led study in collaboration with Gold Coast Health and other universities to investigate the impact of GC2018 on local hospital emergency departments
  • Cities Research Institute project to investigate how third-party contractor Rocky Point processed food waste from GC2018 venues into organic mulch, effectively, “greening the Gold Coast with its own food waste.”

Global Coaches House

Presented in partnership with the International Council for Coaching Excellence in association with the Australian Institute for Sport and the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Global Coaches House was hosted at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus. The event brought coaches from the Commonwealth together and provided opportunities for development, education and shared knowledge.

Trade 2018

Through Trade 2018, GC2018 ’s Trade and Investment Program, Griffith connected with government and business leaders from across the Commonwealth to build relationships and share our knowledge and expertise. Key events included:

  • Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct Showcase
  • The Value of Sport: Maximising Opportunities in the Commonwealth
  • Diversity for Global Business Growth
  • Partnering with the Pacific