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Sports Assets Legacy Program

The Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games recognises the significant positive impact the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will have on Queensland communities. The Queensland Government is committed to maximising this impact and optimising the positive legacy of hosting this event.

Approximately 20,000 items of sporting equipment will be gifted to sporting organisations and communities throughout Queensland in a bid to leverage this investment and support future growth in participation and high performance success, well after the Games has concluded.

Schools, community and grass-roots organisations through to high-performance programs will benefit from the equipment being gifted across Queensland.

Applications closed in November 2017. Offers have been made to successful applicants, following a robust evaluation process.

The Queensland Government 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 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 now been notified of the result of their application.

GC2018 Athletics Track Reuse Grants Program

The GC2018 Athletics Track at Carrara Stadium will be removed after the Games and available for repurposing. Expressions of interest are being sought from eligible organisations to reuse and repurpose this world class sports infrastructure for high performance and community uses across the state.

Additionally, grants of up to $5000 (per three rolls of track material) are available to eligible organisations to access—subject to an assessment process—to help offset the costs of installations.

Read the Program Guidelines (PDF, 452KB)

For further information, please email the Embracing 2018 Sports Asset Legacy Team:

Funding Partners

Delivery Agencies


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



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