Minister must honour Currumbin Games Legacy commitment

1 May 2018 12:03 PMJann Stuckey Minister must honour Currumbin Games Legacy commitment

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey has repeated her calls for Currumbin to benefit significantly from 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Legacy after considerable disruptions caused to residents, the local community, schools and sporting groups.

“Before the Games I visited many schools and community groups who told me they would appreciate any Games legacy items and sporting equipment,” said Ms Stuckey.

“At the time I wrote to Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones asking for appropriate legacy items to be allocated to Currumbin schools and community groups.

“I repeated the call at the Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on 15th March at which the Minister was present.

“The Minister said to the assembled guests that she would look into what additional legacy items could be secured for Currumbin schools and sporting clubs in light of the disruption caused by the Games?

“In Parliament today I asked the Minister the following question in relation to the above statement:

“Would the Minister advise:

a) When will legacy sporting equipment or items be ready to be distributed to community groups and schools

b) What equipment or items (reported separately by school or group) will be allocated to schools and local community organisations in Currumbin

c) Will the local member be invited to be part of the announcements and presentations?

“Currumbin was proud to host the Games Beach Volleyball, Race Walk, Cycling Time Trial and Cycling Road Race. However, hundreds of people who live in our electorate experienced considerable disruption when going about their day to day business before and during the Games period.

“The good people of Currumbin embraced the Games and worked around the travel and logistical challenges, so what better way to say thank you for their patience and support than by giving a number of our schools and community groups some legacy gifts or useful memorabilia.

“After all they are nurturing our future athletes and sportsmen and women.

"I will continue to advocate for our Currumbin community to receive some legacy items.

[ENDS] 01/05/2018

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