Moreton Pushing To Be Olympic & Paralympic Hub

Moreton Bay Regional Council is setting up a committee of community leaders to drive investment and legacy infrastructure in a bid for the region to become a major hub for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games,.


Speaking at a special function celebrating the achievements of local athletes at the 2020 Olympics, Mayor Peter Flannery said he would establish an Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Working Group to identify the needs of the fast-growing area and advocate for investment and other opportunities in the lead up to the 2032 games.


“Our homegrown heroes smashed records and took home a swathe of medals, living up to the motto: faster, higher, stronger – together. And just like them our region is keen to live up to that motto,” he said.


“With Queensland hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Moreton Bay has the opportunity to create a lasting legacy that will benefit our community for decades to come.


The group will be made up of representatives from the tourism, education and economic development sector, community, Olympians, Paralympians and the different levels of government.


Mayor Flannery said the region had already secured an $85m indoor sports centre at The Mill for 2032, but it was vital to make sure the community did not let its foot off the pedal.


“Council is already investing a record $743 million as part of our budget this year, on top of the most ambitious projects in recent years like The Mill at Moreton Bay, Redcliffe Peninsula Line and Caboolture West.


“But we don’t want to stop there. We have the opportunity to seize something special, and deliver better roads, more services and create a sustainable community.


“The eyes of the world will be on our region over the next 10 years as we gear up for 2032, and this is our chance to establish a region that will be the envy of all.”


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