Backing Queensland businesses to go for Olympic gold

Published Sunday, 05 September, 2021 at 07:30 AM


Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

Queensland businesses are readying at the starting line to go for Olympic gold with the launch of a supplier gateway.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said so many businesses have said they are already considering and preparing to benefit from the unprecedented opportunities hosting an Olympics presents.

“The 2032 Games will create 91,600 jobs and billions of dollars of new investment for Queensland,” the Premier said.

“We’ll be backing Queenslanders every step of the way with our Buy Queensland approach because it means these jobs and investment will make a real difference to the lives of Queenslanders in every corner of the state.

“2032 will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many businesses large and small that could help set them up for years afterwards.

“And with so much interest already evident we’ve taken the next step.

“From 6 September, businesses can register their details on the Brisbane 2032  website to receive future updates about procurement opportunities for the Games.”

Minister for Procurement Mick de Brenni said the Buy Queensland procurement approach will put Queensland businesses and workers on the podium at the 2032 Games.

“We’re looking at a 20-year pipeline of opportunities," Mr de Brenni said.

“The Government’s Buy Queensland approach ensures preference will be given to those businesses with a presence in Queensland and creating jobs in the state.

“That means putting Queensland tradies first in the construction of Games venues, Queensland engineers first in major infrastructure projects and Queensland farmers and producers first in serving up local food and beverages.

“Our Buy Queensland approach has already benefited Queensland businesses to the tune of around $36 billion since it was introduced in 2017.

“Businesses who register on the Brisbane 2032 website will be the first to find out about these opportunities as they’re made available."

Queensland Head of AI Group Rebecca Andrews said the website would support the growth of local supply chains.

“We know hosting the Games in Queensland will deliver jobs and critical infrastructure,” Ms Andrews said.

“But it’s also important to support the development and growth of existing supply chains by procuring from locally based businesses.

“A dedicated website that makes it easier for businesses to access these opportunities is a positive step forward to ensure that this occurs.”

The Palaszczuk Government will also launch a statewide roadshow tomorrow to help businesses be ‘tender ready’ for future procurement opportunities.

The Growing Queensland Business Roadshow starts in Rockhampton, with sessions also planned for Bundaberg, Beenleigh, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Cairns, Townsville and Morayfield.

To register for 2032 Olympics procurement updates, visit

For more information on the 2021 Growing Queensland Business Roadshow, visit here


Media contact:  Ben Brew 0468 839 551