The Office of the Commonwealth Games in partnership with TAFE Queensland is supporting Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses working within the hospitality, tourism and the arts industries to leverage opportunities from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
Creating Tracks, an initiative under the Reconciliation Action Plan for the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program, is a program to assist Indigenous businesses to seize the opportunities from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Since the program launched in September 2017, Indigenous businesses from across Queensland have had access to:
- Tailored business workshops and practical marketing sessions in Brisbane, Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast, Townsville, Palm Island and Cairns.
- One-to-one mentoring for selected businesses in South East Queensland.
- Additional development opportunities to meet individual business needs.
- Referral pathways to complementary state, local or federal government programs.
Workshops are also available online for Indigenous businesses in Queensland. Businesses unable to attend the workshops in person, still need to register the business to gain access to the webinars.
To get in touch with any of the businesses which took part in Creating Tracks, please email GC2018RAP@ditid.qld.gov.au.
Download the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 233KB) document.
Upcoming events and opportunities
6 and 7 April, Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City
Meeanjin Markets is an initiative developed through Creating Tracks to support Indigenous businesses within the hospitality, tourism and the arts to showcase authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Hosted by the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, the Meeanjin Markets will be held for the first time in 2018 within the Brisbane CBD as part of the Festival 2018 program.
The markets will provide a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to sell high quality and authentic Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts and experiences direct to the public.
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 provides greater opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and promotes an increased awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.