Your say, your legacy

19 Apr 2013 12:04 PMJann Stuckey

Friday, April 19, 2013

In less than five years the Gold Coast will become the first regional Australian city to host the Commonwealth Games, and all Queenslanders are invited to have their say on the Games legacy.

Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey, in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, today launched an online survey to gather community feedback.

“There is no doubt the Games will provide a major boost to tourism, but we also have a chance to leave an enduring legacy in the form of social and sporting initiatives,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Legacy will mean different things to different people and we are looking for your ideas on how the Games could generate lasting benefits for the Gold Coast.

“The online survey will allow us to gather community feedback from schools, businesses, sporting clubs, and community groups.

“We will use these ideas to help shape, influence and inspire the long-term benefits achieved by holding the Games on the Gold Coast.

“The redevelopment of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is a great legacy for the community, providing a world class facility for the attraction of future events and an international standard complex.”

Feedback from the online survey will be developed through targeted consultation with community members, local councils, and other business and community groups.

Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, said the Commonwealth Games would forever change the face of the city and it was important the local community took every opportunity to help shape plans.

“I’m calling on every Gold Coast family and business to complete the survey so it is our voice which is heard loudest and clearest,” Cr Tate said.

“Participating is a great way to get involved and play a part in making sure the Gold Coast enjoys a fantastic legacy for decades to come.”

Complete the survey now online and register your interest in receiving further updates about legacy planning, or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

The survey is available at www.legacy2018.com (external site)( http://www.legacy2018.com/ )

[ENDS] 19 April 2013