Commonwealth Games progress report

23 Jan 2013 11:18 AMJann Stuckey

Friday, January 18, 2013

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) representatives have been told the Gold Coast is on track to deliver a fantastic event, during a briefing on the progress being made to finalise the master plan for the 2018 Games.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, joined Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), Mr Nigel Chamier, President of the CGF, HRH Prince Imran, CGF Chief Executive Officer, Mike Hooper and Chair of the CGF Coordination Commission Bruce Robertson and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate to provide a Games progress report.

Minister Stuckey led an informal tour of the GOLDOC offices before they moved onto the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre where upgrade work was due to start soon.

“It is important for us to have a close working relationship with the CGF and I am sure they will continue to be impressed with our current planning and progress,” Ms Stuckey said.

“We had a very busy and productive 2012, achieving several key milestones including the establishment of the Games Corporation and its move to new premises.

“There was also the appointment of a Board and several committees to assist in the delivery of the Games, as well as the development of crucial foundation plans.”

During the routine visit, CGF representatives were updated on the overall Games delivery program and associated planning arrangements ahead of the first official CGF Coordination Commission visit later this year.

“There is much to do but we are well and truly on track,” she said.

“The Newman Government is determined to deliver the best Commonwealth Games ever, which will transform the Gold Coast and create tens of thousands of jobs, efficiently and effectively for all Queenslanders.”

[ENDS] 18 January 2013