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Council set to formally endorse Brisbane 2032 Olympics bid

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Brisbane City Council will hold a special meeting next Tuesday to receive a confidential briefing on preparation for the 2032 Olympics bid and to formally vote on submitting the bid to the International Olympic Committee.

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Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said it was important the entire council formally vote on the bid to guarantee the city’s commitment to hosting the Games.

“We‘ve worked hard to get to this point with the Games and we now need to bring them home,” he said.

“This will be one of the most momentous Council meetings in the city’s history.”

Schrinner said all councillors would be given details on possible venues and other facilities as well as financial details, with representatives from both the federal and Queensland governments on hand to explain what role they would play in organising the Games.

The IOC has bestowed preferred bidder status on Brisbane, seen by insiders as making it all but certain that the city and south-east Queensland will get the nod to stage the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Schrinner said a formal vote by the council would send the right signal to the IOC that there is bipartisan support for the bid.

“Hosting the Games would be a powerful tool in our economic recovery, would accelerate investment in critical infrastructure for the south-east and leave a lasting legacy for Queensland,” he said.

The council has not held a closed meeting since 2007, when it was deciding on tenders to build the Clem 7 tunnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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