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Embracing 2018

GC2018 Legacy Fortnight

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) may have ended on 15 April 2018, but the legacy will live on.

GC2018 aimed to transform the Gold Coast and leave a positive legacy for business, industry and sporting and community groups. The benefits will provide opportunities for generations to come.

Queenslanders will continue to reap the rewards from our state’s biggest event thanks to legacy plans and initiatives designed to power economic growth, accelerating the Gold Coast to a world-class boutique city and build active, engaged and inclusive communities.

Local communities will share over 20,000 items of sporting equipment as part of the Legacy Assets Program, which will keep the spirit of the Games going and encourage more people to participate in healthy activities.

The program will see sporting equipment ranging from boxing gloves and barbells to hockey goals, stopwatches and lawn bowl kits distributed to  more than 100 high-performance sporting organisations, grassroots clubs, community groups, schools and councils throughout the state.

Under the program, many schools will receive sporting equipment used by the world’s best athletes to inspire children to be active and healthy. Among these are 50 schools receiving long jump run-ups.

During GC2018 Legacy Fortnight (21 April - 3 June) we will be featuring stories about the benefits of the Games. You can read them by selecting the links below.