Large-scale infrastructure delivery for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has moved a step closer with the passage of the state’s Economic Development Bill.
The news could provide opportunities for Gold Coast apprenticeships, with Queensland minister for tourism Jann Stuckey describing the Games as “the largest multi-sport event in Australia this decade”.
She said the Commonwealth Games Infrastructure Authority (CGIA) will aim for a sensible and co-ordinated approach.
“The Newman government is determined to deliver the best Commonwealth Games ever, on time and on budget, and this new authority will help us achieve that goal,” the politician explained.
According to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, the event’s organising committee, there will be a multitude of roles being advertised over the coming months and years in relation to its development.
Ms Stuckey said she is “excited” about the upcoming start of upgrades to the Games’ Athletes Village at Parklands and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
The CGIA will facilitate planning and development of both these facilities, providing advice and delegating assessment and development functions.
These projects will provide a significant boost to the region’s economy and showcase the Gold Coast and Queensland to the world, she added.