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Queensland Parliament Passes Bill for Brisbane 2032 Independent Games Delivery Authority

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Queensland Parliament Passes Bill for Brisbane 2032 Independent Games Delivery Authority

Yesterday, the Queensland Parliament officially passed the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Amendment Bill 2024 to establish an independent Games delivery authority.

The newly formed authority will be responsible for delivering new and upgraded venues for the Games, providing substantial community benefits throughout Queensland. Operating as a statutory body under legislation, the authority will have autonomy over its funds, operational independence, and a flexible structure while remaining accountable to public sector scrutiny. An interim CEO will soon be appointed, and recruitment for up to seven independent directors for the Board overseeing the authority is expected to begin shortly, with appointments scheduled for September.

Initial tasks will include venue procurement, a Games Coordination Plan within 12 months, and a Transport and Mobility Strategy within 18 months of establishment. The selection process for the Board members will involve a panel comprising CEOs from the nine Games Delivery Partners, with the government finalising the appointments. The Authority will not be exempt from the Right to Information Act, ensuring transparency. Provisions have been included to safeguard certain sensitive information, primarily related to international sponsorships, under the control of the Organising Committee. Additionally, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has been appointed to the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee Board in recognition of the region’s significant role during the Games.

The Authority is poised to deliver lasting social and economic benefits across Queensland, and help instil a united effort towards hosting a successful 2032 Olympics and Paralympics in Queensland.

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