Olympic-sized opportunity for Queensland food and fibre industries

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities The Honourable Mark Furner

Queensland’s primary producers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put themselves in front of a massive global audience thanks to the state winning hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic Games.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the eyes of the world would be on the state when the Olympic and Paralympic Games arrived.

“The world is Queensland’s oyster when it comes to the appetite for our magnificent produce, and with the awarding of the 2032 Games we will see a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Queensland’s farmers and other primary producers,” Mr Furner said.

“When the world comes to an Olympic host region, they don’t just come to experience the sport and they don’t just come to experience the culture.

“They will come to experience everything that Queensland has to offer.

“Winning the opportunity to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 is a genuine one-off opportunity to put Queensland’s best produce in front a a world audience that we will likely never see again.”

Mr Furner said Queensland’s world-standard produce was already something to be proud of, and the Palaszczuk Government would support the food and fibre industries to make the most of the Olympics coming to Queensland.

“The Games are a critical opportunity to build exports of beef from the Gulf country and Rockhampton, fresh salad and vegetables from the Lockyer Valley, macadamias, fruits and sugars from the Wide Bay region, lamb and wool from the Central West, fresh fish from Cairns, incredible lobster from Townsville and mudcrabs from Hervey Bay.

The Palaszczuk Government will stand with our primary producers to grab this Olympic-sized opportunity with both hands.

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