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Embracing our Stories

Through the Embracing our Stories project, local councils in event cities of Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns, are working with local Traditional Owners to design and deliver permanent installations to showcase local Indigenous history and culture.

One project, Skylore, is a new installation on Indigenous Astronomy at the Brisbane Planetarium.

This project is delivered as part of the Public Domain Improvement Program (PDIP), which funds minor capital works to deliver a range of long lasting benefits to the community as well as ensuring the best possible experience for visitors during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

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Benefits

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this initiative will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:

  • GC2018 creates opportunities for permanent legacy benefits from infrastructure improvements

  • GC2018 provides the city with more active travel and public transport options resulting in greater connectivity

  • GC2018 inspires Australians to become healthier and happier through an active lifestyle and physical activity.

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