Opposition wants GC2018 $100 million rainy day fund spent on the Gold Coast

The State Opposition has accused the Government of ignoring the Gold Coast as multi-million dollar Commonwealth Games contingency fund sits in Brisbane.

Broadwater MP David Crisafulli told MyGC that the money, which is around $100 million, should be spent on the Gold Coast.

“The money was set aside for the Commonwealth Games, it was for an event held on the Gold Coast and if there’s a surplus of funds, they belong on the Gold Coast,” he said.


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“I can give the Government a list of things which need funding.”

The shadow Minister is urging the Government to spend the funds on fixing the Coast’s roads, putting air conditioning in our schools and promoting businesses who struggled during the Games.

However, the Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the funds won’t be committed anywhere until final reports are complete.

” A $100 million contingency fund was established to ensure there were funds for any unforeseen expenditure associated with the delivery of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games,” she told MyGC.

“The final position of the GC2018 contingency fund will be known when all Games partners finalise their Games expenditure and reporting.”

The reports will be finalised and published in early 2019.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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