Fresh approach for 2018 Gold Coast Games

A new approach to preparing for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will be announced on Tuesday.

A new approach to preparing for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will be announced on Tuesday – some three months after an auditor-general’s report criticised organisers.

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones says the changes will ensure the 2018 Games are delivered on time and for the benefit of Queenslanders, Gold Coast residents, businesses and industry.


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She’ll unveil the plan on Tuesday morning alongside Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) chairman Nigel Chamier, as well as chief executive Mark Peters.

It comes after the Queensland’s auditor-general warned Games organisers they needed to revamp their budgeting procedure and streamline their structure.

In a report to parliament tabled last December, Queensland Auditor-General Andrew Greaves said preparations for the Games were not at the “level of maturity” required to deal with the entire program of work.

At the time, Mr Peters denied…

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