Aussies to Create Bold Vision for Brisbane 2032

  • 500 of Australia’s best, brightest and boldest minds meet at Brisbane 2032 Legacy Forum at the RNA.
  • Almost 12,000 big, bold ideas submitted through the Hopes and Dreams survey from across Queensland, Australia and internationally (incl. Oceania region, UK, USA, Japan and France).
  • Public input will shape the Brisbane 2032 Legacy Plan to be released later this year.

The lasting legacy of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be shaped by up to 12,000 big and bold ideas from Queenslanders and Australians.

On the eve of the Brisbane 2032 Legacy Forum, Games Delivery Partners reaffirmed the event will transform Queensland and Australia and leave a multi-generational, sustainable and positive legacy.

A legacy that will bring communities together and foster long-term benefits.

Because beyond the 29 days of sporting competition, Brisbane 2032 presents an opportunity to deliver benefits for Queensland and Australia over the next 20 years, creating better communities, boosting the economy, creating jobs, attracting investment and trade, and cementing our place as a global tourism destination.

Five hundred of Australia’s best, brightest and boldest minds including community and business leaders, sports stars and youth representatives will gather at today’s [22 March] Brisbane 2032 Legacy Forum to help shape the legacy vision and priorities.

Almost 12,000 ideas were gathered through the three-month national Hopes and Dreams survey campaign will also form part of the discussion at the forum.

People of all ages, from under 18 to over 80 responded to the survey, from every state and territory in Australia, as well as a number from overseas including Japan and France.

Ideas submitted included the environment, infrastructure, sport and physical activity, First Nations people and culture, transport, health and wellbeing, community connections, jobs and the economy, innovation and technology, diversity, equality and inclusion.

Other submissions include:

  • Revitalised first nation language in schools and at Opening Ceremony;
  • Free sport for every child;
  • Modular athlete village that can be rezoned to residential;
  • 6G connectivity;
  • Paperless Games;
  • An Olympic housing trust;
  • Creating a state that is easy to visit for people with disability, no matter where they are from and how they move;
  • Building world-standard and inclusive sporting infrastructure we can be proud of.

These ideas, along with ideas raised by the 500 Legacy Forum delegates, will be collated and analysed to help inform the draft vision, themes and series of priorities.

Queenslanders and Australians will have the opportunity to provide feedback on these during public consultation in April and May 2023 before the Brisbane 2032 Legacy Plan is developed and released later in 2023.

Quotes attributable to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

“These Games belong to everyone.

“The Legacy process is one way we are ensuring as many people as possible can share their ideas and share the pride of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“I want to thank the thousands of people who have provided their ideas and look forward to our Legacy Forum on today.”

Quotes attributable to Minister Stirling Hinchliffe:

“The green and gold road to Brisbane 2032 will be paved with opportunities to transform our state forever. Its legacy can profoundly shape our communities, our city, region and nation,” he said.

“That transformation won’t just happen… it will take thoughtful planning and we need Queenslanders and Australians to work with us on that.”

Quotes attributable to President of the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee Andrew Liveris AO:

“Brisbane 2032 gives us the chance to amplify our local ambitions on a global stage by showcasing the incredulity of what humans can achieve across all aspects of life, through the prism of sport,” he said.

“With an ambitious, clearly defined Legacy Plan, we can use the catalytic effect of the Games to elevate our lifestyles and the health of our communities, across economic, social, emotional and physical aspects.

“Now is the time to come together as a nation to author our legacy plan for the future. Let’s make it a plan which draws down on our regions strengths and pushes the boundaries on who we want to become on the global stage.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Government Minister for Sport Anika Wells:

“Let’s work together to create extraordinary benefits for local communities so they can use sport as a vehicle for change,” she said.

“I am confident that the legacy of the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games will result in better lives and healthier futures for our community and beyond.”

Quotes attributable to Lord Mayor of Brisbane and Chair of the South East Queensland Council of Mayors Cr Adrian Schrinner:

“The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a legacy that continues to benefits our residents long after all the gold medals have been handed out,” he said.

“Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city and I believe this forum is an opportunity to kick-start discussions about the transport projects we want for the Games but need for our growth.”

Quotes attributable to Cr Tom Tate, City of Gold Coast Mayor:

“While the Games themselves are fantastic, the true benefit is through the legacy opportunities,” he said.

“That is why the City of Gold Coast is already working to ensure key legacy outcomes in community infrastructure; public transport; grassroots sport; housing and global destination marketing. This Legacy Forum will help us head towards delivering these outcomes.”

Quotes attributable to Cr Mark Jamieson, Sunshine Coast Mayor:

“Our Council has been on the journey to secure the 2032 Games since early 2015, so I’m thrilled to be part of today’s forum alongside 17 Sunshine Coast community delegates, including Australian wheelchair basketball player and two-time Paralympian Dr Bridie Kean, and our Young Citizen of the Year Mason Hope-Kassulke,” he said.

“Our delegates were selected to be a voice for the broader Sunshine Coast community in the areas of sport, education, business, inclusion, tourism, sustainability, arts, First Nations, and youth.

“We would be selling our community short if we did not seek to maximise every opportunity afforded from our involvement in the 2032 Games.

“This forum is an important step in securing a positive legacy for our Sunshine Coast.”

Quotes attributable to Jock O’Callaghan, President Paralympics Australia:

“Brisbane 2032 has the power to transform our nation into the truly inclusive society we’ve long aspired to be,” he said.

“Positive long-lasting outcomes in health, education, employment and infrastructure – as well as sport- are no less than we should ensure, particularly for the 20 percent of Australians who live with a disability.

“Paralympics Australia is proud to play a leading role in designing the Brisbane 2032 post-Games vision, working with our Games Delivery Partners at the Legacy Forum and beyond to create a Legacy Plan to benefit all Australians.”

Quotes attributable to Ian Chesterman, President Australian Olympic Committee:

“Sport in this country has served us well in the past, but the foundations of the system have been weakened since Sydney 2000,” he said.

“The greatest legacy of the Brisbane 2032 Games will be to rebuild a sports ecosystem that can serve our young people and build a healthier population and stronger communities.

“We have the opportunity for generational change through our actions leading into Brisbane and for the decades that follow. We want more athletes striving, more people participating, and more coaches and more volunteers. Sport can deliver huge benefits – better mental and physical health and greater social cohesion and community pride, right across Australia.”

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