Legacy Committee meets under new chair

Published Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 at 04:40 PM

Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing
The Honourable Grace Grace

Legacy Committee meets under new chair
  • The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee met today
  • Minister Grace Grace presides as Legacy Committee chair for the first time
  • Advisory body shares views on legacy opportunities and implementation

The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee has today assembled to discuss key legacy planning opportunities.

Chaired for the first time by Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Grace Grace, the Legacy Committee met to receive key Games updates and share views on implementation planning from the Elevate 2042 legacy strategy.

The Committee's role is to advise the Miles Government on statewide legacy opportunities related to hosting the Games, drawing on their diverse knowledge and experiences to deliver for Queenslanders.

Formed in July 2022, the Legacy Committee had been chaired by former Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport Stirling Hinchliffe since its inception until last December.

The Committee had met six times before today’s meeting at 1 William Street, with members also involved in various other activities including attending the Legacy Forum and other workshops and meetings.

Elevate 2042 was released late last year after being developed in consultation with all Games Delivery Partners. The Legacy Committee will continue to provide advice to the Miles Government as implementation planning progresses to identify priority programs, projects, and initiatives.

Minister Grace confirmed there had been a gap between Committee meetings due to the timing of the Sports Venue Review, led by former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, during the first three months of this year.

The committee did continue to receive key Games planning updates, including the government’s response to the Review and the Bill last month introduced to parliament to establish the Games Venue and Legacy Delivery Authority.

The Legacy Committee will complement the work of the new Delivery Authority, which has a strong focus on delivering the venues that will be used during the games and beyond.

For example, the work the Legacy Committee has done on Elevate 2042 has laid the foundation for the Authority to immediately begin development on its Transport and Mobility Strategy.

The Committee will hold a further workshop later this month and is in the process of scheduling the next full meeting for September, given the Committee expressed a preference for this to be held after the Paris 2024 Games. 

Quotes attributable to Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Grace Grace: (to be endorsed)

Legacy is about making the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to create a lasting and valuable benefit for the community, the economy, and the environment.

“And our Committee is passionate about making a significant contribution to ensure our state can leverage off the Games to create the maximum impact for our communities.

“Hosting the Games will leave a lasting legacy, extending years beyond the last medals are awarded.

“The ongoing work of the Legacy Committee builds on the extensive work our government has undertaken since being award the Games in 2021.

“We established the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, signed an historic $7.1 billion investment agreement with the Commonwealth, and launched You for 2032, Australia’s largest ever athlete talent identification program.

“Our Q2032 Procurement Strategy means businesses across Queensland are already getting match fit to win contracts - worth an estimated $180 billion - from our government, other suppliers, and the world market before, during, and after the Games.”

 Quotes attributable Deputy Chair Georgina Richters:

“The Legacy Committee is looking forward to continuing our contribution to the Games’ legacy with a collaborative mindset and recognising the important work that lies ahead.

“We're eager to play our part in transforming vision into reality, shaping a legacy that will endure for generations to come."

Further information

  • The Legacy Committee comprises 12 Queenslanders who are the voice for their community, their school, workplace and for all Queenslanders and is Chaired by Minister Grace.
  • Elevate 2042 was released in November 2023 and will now be guided by multiple Implementation Plans, with the first to support early legacy activities to 2029.
  • To read the strategy go to q2032.au