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.
Download the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 233KB) document.
Upcoming events and opportunities
Creating Tracks Indigenous Hospitality and Tourism Expo
16 February - 9am-1pm; TAFE Queensland Gold Coast - Coomera campus
The Creating Tracks Expo will showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses operating across the hospitality and tourism sector in South East Queensland.
Hospitality and tourism industry executives, managers, concierges, corporates, government agencies, and organisations are encouraged to attend the Creating Tracks Indigenous Hospitality and Tourism Expo.
Indigenous business owners will be on hand to deliver presentations and showcase the diversity of products and services available. The event is open to the public and is free to attend.
To register, click here.
For more information please contact:
Mobile: 0478 323 216
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.