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Indigenous Business Outcomes

Nikki Chenoweth

To date, nearly $8 million worth of contracts have been secured by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses through the Games and as a result of the GC2018 RAP.

This includes:

  • Over $3 million in Games-related contracts and purchase orders across the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and the Office of the Commonwealth Games (OCG).
  • Over $3 million in contracts as part of the Parklands redevelopment for the Games Village.
  • Approximately $1.7 million in additional work through GC2018 RAP business-development activities.

Games procurement activities include a direct spend with Indigenous businesses across the categories of recycling and waste management, hospitality, civil works, printing, cultural awareness programs, design services, cultural performances and ceremonies.

As of December 2017, the OCG had awarded 39 per cent of its total contracts to Indigenous businesses, representing eight per cent of total OCG procurement value. GOLDOC has awarded 108 contracts to Indigenous businesses, with an additional 115 Indigenous people gaining employment within these GOLDOC contracts.

Business Development Support Programs, including Creating Tracks, under the RAP aims to secure procurement opportunities for Indigenous businesses in the lead up to, during and post Games as well as increasing capacity and skills across Tourism, Hospitality and the Arts Industries.

The outcome for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses is a direct result of the GC2018 RAP which will lead a lasting legacy of economic growth for Indigenous businesses.

Creating Tracks Participants


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.