10 November 2021
What a time to be a Queenslander!
Last week saw the introduction of the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Bill 2021 (Bill) into Parliament. The purpose of this Bill is to:
The main function of the Brisbane Organising Committee will be to “undertake and facilitate the organisation, conduct, promotion and commercial and financial management of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games”.
The Brisbane Organising Committee’s responsibilities will include everything necessary to deliver the Brisbane2032 Games – from organising the much loved and anticipated parts of the Games such as the torch relays, opening and closing ceremonies, operating the Olympic venues and facilities, to the managerial side of organising such events like arranging accommodation and transport for all those involved (athletes, officials, media etc.).
The Board is to consist of the following individuals:
The Board may establish committees (such as an audit, risk financial management committees) to assist the Board in performing its functions. The Board may also establish commissions to advise the Board.
The athlete representatives have been elected by the respective athlete’s commission as Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley and swimmer Bronte Barratt.
The Olympic Host Contract requires the Organising Committee to be formed by 21 December 2021.
Watch this space as we continue to share updates on all the exciting developments to do with Brisbane2032.
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Author: Sarah Bryden
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