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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Premier welcomes Optus pre-Games investment in network, jobs for Gold Coast

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, August 02, 2017

    Premier welcomes Optus pre-Games investment in network, jobs for Gold Coast

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed a $20 million investment by Optus in its mobile network across the Gold Coast ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

    The Premier also welcomed Optus as the official support network for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) to provide the event’s communications infrastructure and managed technology services, in addition to creating approximately 90 new jobs locally.

    “I welcome the investment by Optus in the mobile network for residents, business owners and visitors across the Gold Coast,” she said.

    “The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are now 245 days away. The Games will be the biggest sporting event in Queensland’s history.”

    Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones said Optus’ investment would deliver jobs and business benefits for the Commonwealth Games and beyond.

    “The Commonwealth Games is creating thousands of job opportunities for people on the Gold Coast,” the Minister said.

    “Optus will create approximately 90 new jobs locally as part of their commitment to deliver the Games communications infrastructure and managed technology services as the Official Support Network.”

    “The enhancement of the Optus network will be warmly welcomed by local business, tourism, sport and education sectors all of whom will benefit from this investment before and after the Games,” Ms Jones said.

    Media contacts:

    Premier’s office Kirby Anderson 0417 263 791 or Geoff Breusch 0417 272 875