Connecting South East Queensland through improved transport was the underlying theme coming out of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Forum this month.
In a meeting with the Queensland Premier, State and Local Government representatives, Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said there was wide-spread consensus on what should be the focus in the lead up to 2032.
“While the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be incredible, the legacy surrounding these events is where the real potential lies,” Mayor Antonio said.
“Increasing rail connectivity and building long-lasting infrastructure would open up so many opportunities.
“An expanded transport network would provide legacy beyond the Games around improved housing and affordability, improved economic outcomes by linking people more easily to jobs and a pathway to a more sustainable future for us all.
“This would not only enable better connectivity between the regions, but also decrease the number of vehicles on our road which would alleviate congestion.
“I believe the Premier and senior officials present at the forum heard this message loud and clear and now we can progress with a united vision.”