GC2018 Legacy Assets Program
The Queensland Government, through the Office of the Commonwealth Games, recognised the significant positive impact the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) could have on Queensland communities and is committed to optimising the positive legacy of hosting this event. This includes the gifting of a range of sporting and other assets to Queensland communities, schools, councils and sporting organisations across the State.
GC2018 Sports Assets allocation
Approximately 20,000 items of sporting equipment are being gifted to more than 100 sporting organisations and community groups throughout Queensland.
Schools, community and grass-roots organisations through to high-performance programs will benefit.
Legacy items range from infrastructure used by Games greats, such as netball courts and hurdles, to everyday sports equipment like timing devices, ladders and leaf blowers.
This reinvestment of GC2018 sports assets will help communities better deliver sports programs and grow participation, develop future sports stars and nurture sporting excellence for generations of Queensland athletes.
The Office of the Commonwealth Games invited eligible organisations responsible for the leadership and delivery of sport to apply for GC2018 sports assets and take on the 'once-in-a-generation' challenge to use those assets to create a long lasting legacy for Queenslanders.
Applications closed in November 2017. Offers were made to successful applicants following a thorough evaluation process.
Applications were in the form of an 'Embracing 2018 Legacy Pledge' – a description of how the organisation intends to create a long lasting Games' legacy utilising the assets to promote community and/or high performance sport across the State.
All applicants have been notified of the result of their application.
GC2018 Athletics Track Reuse Grants Program
The GC2018 Athletics Track at Carrara Stadium was removed after the Games for repurposing.
The Education Department conducted an Expression of Interest process to allocate portions of track to 50 State schools for use as long jump run ups.
Successful schools were notified in early 2018. The list of successful schools can be accessed here.
GC2018 General Assets allocation
Another legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is the reallocation of general GC2018 assets to community groups and organisations across Queensland.
These assets range from Automatic External Defibrillators, to Minibuses, Bicycles, Furniture, Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, the Event City Count Down Clocks and even a Borobi Suit.
Beneficiaries include schools, local Councils, hospitals, and sporting, community and recreational organisations.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) ran an Expression of Interest process to gauge interest in the general assets.
The Office of the Commonwealth Games notified relevant Queensland Government agencies, such as Queensland Health and the Queensland Ambulance Service, who could use the assets for frontline services.
The reallocation of general assets provided another opportunity to expand the legacy benefits of GC2018 for the Queensland public.
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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 is leveraged to support the sport and recreation industry to better cater for active communities from grass roots to high performance
GC2018 demonstrates a leading model for sustainable event delivery.