6 Months To Go Until Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

6 Months To Go Until Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Queensland Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Kate Jones

6 Months To Go Until The Games

Victor P Taffa

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is just 6 months away and momentum is building.

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said the Games will achieve a lasting and positive legacy for Queensland well beyond the 11 days of sporting competition.

“Games will inject more than $4 Billion into Queensland’s economy, supporting thousands of jobs and delivering world-class sporting facilities that will benefit Queenslanders for years to come.” Minister Jones said.

“More than 15,000 workers have been engaged in the construction of venues and the Games village alone, with almost 90% of construction contracts awarded to Queensland companies.”

“Tens of thousands of Queensland volunteers put up their hands to be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

“Images from the Games will be beamed to a global television audience of 1.5 Billion people a level of exposures that will be priceless for Queensland tourism.”

“One of the biggest and most exciting legacies of all will be the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge precinct.”

200-ha site is already home to the Gold Coast University Hospital, a private hospital, Griffith University and the Games Village.

“It will become a thriving hub for world-class biomedical and health technology, and cutting-edge research, and is expected to inject more than $1 Billion into the local economy and create up to 26,000 jobs at its peak.” Minister Jones said.

QLD Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones

 

 

 

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will run from 4 – 15 April 2018.

Fast Facts

  • Economic benefits – more than $4 Billion
  • $1.5 Billion invested by the Queensland Government
  • 70 nations and territories 
  • 6,600 athletes and team officials
  • 14,000 volunteers
  • 5 Million tickets
  • Global television audience of 1.5 Billion people
  • 18 world-class facilities built and upgraded through our $320 Million infrastructure program