Deadline approaches for Commonwealth Games legacy survey

18 Jul 2013 3:02 PMJann Stuckey

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Queenslanders have only two more days to respond to an online survey to help shape legacy outcomes for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018).

Minister for the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey encouraged those who still want to provide input to act now, with Friday’s deadline (19 July) fast approaching.

“The online survey is another great way for Queenslanders to take ownership of the Commonwealth Games,” Ms Stuckey said.

“We want them to be the Games for now in terms of boosting economic activity through the planning and construction phases. Come 2018, we want them to be the Games for decades beyond through lasting benefits we can all enjoy.

“They are known as the ‘Friendly Games’ and they’re for everyone, so people who haven’t had a chance to provide their thoughts and ideas around legacy can still go online at www.legacy2018.com (external site) ( http://www.legacy2018.com/ ) and have their say by 19 July.

“They can also register their interest in attending one of the community meetings being held this month on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.

“Participants at these meetings will have the chance to consider ideas generated from the survey and then explore how we can use opportunities from GC2018 to create active and healthy lifestyles, united communities and new business prospects.”

The community meetings will take place on the Gold Coast on 19, 23 and 26 July; with one meeting scheduled for Brisbane on 24 July. Registrations for each meeting will close one day before the date of that meeting and numbers are limited.

Those who are confirmed meeting participants will be advised of the meeting locations.

The Queensland Government is collaborating with the City of Gold Coast and other key participants to develop a state-wide legacy plan to be released late this year.

[ENDS] 17 July 2013