Full steam ahead! Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on track and on budget

THERE are just 300 days to go until the Gold Coast hosts the 2018 Commonwealth Games during which time images of the city will be beamed onto television sets around the world.

Planning and preparations for the major international event are on time and on budget, it was revealed at today’s Commonwealth Games Federation Coordinating Committee meeting.

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government was heartened by the positive feedback received by the international federation.


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“Holding an event of this scale provides very specific challenges around such things as infrastructure, transport and security,” Ms Jones said.

“These issues can only be well managed if all partners are committed to working together. This high level of partnership has been demonstrated this week.

“I want to thank Mayor Tom Tate for his support and for working closely with our government on the Games. We both want the Games to be one of Queensland’s greatest success stories.

“The people of Queensland can be assured that next year’s games will not only showcase world class sport but deliver economic and legacy benefits that will be shared by future generations of Gold Coasters, Queenslanders and Australians.

“I thank GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters and the team for their continued efforts in making sure next year’s games are the biggest and best Australia has ever seen.”