A Gold Coast MP says businesses are being ignored over Comm Games preparation

A survey conducted by Currumbin MP, Jann Stuckey, shows the majority of Gold Coasters don’t know how transport and traffic will affect them during the Commonwealth Games.

The former minister asked 300 Gold Coasters a series of questions about whether they felt prepared for the games.

Only 37 per cent of respondents said they’d accessed the Get Set For The Games website and only 10 per cent said they found what they were looking for on the page.


Comm Games Survey Results Q2

Do you know how to access information in regards to GC2018 Games preparations? IMAGE: GC2018 Comm Games Survey – Currumbin Electorate

Ms Stuckey said GOLDOC and the State Government have failed to keep the public informed.

“It’s almost like these organisations are withholding information because they don’t want businesses to find out,” she said.

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones says the comments are nothing more than “sniping from the sidelines”.

“We are working extremely hard to put on the best Commonwealth Games ever, I know the Mayor of the Gold Coast has come out in support of our transport plan,” she said.

“When Jann Stuckey was the Minister, she didn’t spend one dollar on the M1 or spend one dollar to extend the light rail… I’m sick of hearing criticism from a former minister who didn’t commit one dollar to transport.”

Minister Jones reiterated her door was open and if Ms Stuckey had any issues she could get in touch.

In coming weeks there will be further developments to the transport plan for the Games with the creation of a mobile application which will allow real-time journey planning.