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5 hours ago, Tejas57 said:

 

I have nothing at the moment. I don't go to Victoria park anymore since they closed the golf course and for the metro there's not much there. a closed road and some drilling. The big projects are the new casino and the cross river rail at the moment. 

I'm more keeping my eyes open for the rings to pop up (i suspect the first place could be the opening of the woolloongabba train station that i suspect will be called Woolloongabba / Olympic stadium - not that i have any inside knowledge on this)

Excellent.  We wait in anticipation and thankyou for any future pics as you see fit.  How amazing will it be to be able to travel to the Gabba by croos river rail when it’s completed.

The design of Woolloongabba Station or Olympic Stadium station looks great.

The pedestrian plaza connecting to the Stadium itself will also be an exciting project when completed.

Much appreciated.

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Speaking of Cross River Rail in the previous posts, on the other side of the river to the Olympic Stadium (Gabba) will be the Brisbane Arena.

Brisbane Arena is listed in the Brisbane cluster in the IOC Future Host Commission Questionnaire Response - Brisbane 2032 - May 2021.

Some interesting points to note is that the proposed Brisbane Arena is a direct replacement for the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and will host swimming and water polo.

The proposed site is located above the important Roma Street Station rail hub with connections to suburban and interstate rail and bus, Brisbane Metro and Cross River Rail.

It sounds like and looks like Brisbane Arena will be a magnificent venue and a jewel in the crown of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As Cross River Rail is not due for completion until 2024, with rail services due to commence in 2025 following testing. This timeline directly affects the construction of Brisbane Arena which cannot commence until the Cross River Rail construction is completed in 2024-25.

The exact timing of construction will likely fall to the Brisbane Olympic Coordination Authority to determine which itself is expected to be established shortly.

The Brisbane Live Entertainment Arena - Roma Street Project is in partnership with the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority.

With Olympic Test Events required in the months leading up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it appears from the IOC Future Host Commission Questionnaire Response - Brisbane 2032 - May 2021 that two temporary pools will be installed in Brisbane Arena - 1 x competition pool for swimming/water polo and 1 x warm-up pool.

This would enable a Games time spectator capacity of 15,000 which is more than any other potential existing swimming venue - and it will be an indoor air-conditioned venue.

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, which was an outdoor venue used for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has been identified as an alternate venue and remains an option “in the unlikely case that the Brisbane Arena is not delivered”. 

You’d expect that Brisbane Arena will likely have hosted probably a couple of years or more of concerts and entertainment events enjoyed by Brisbane locals and visitors by the time it is converted to Olympic-mode with the installation of the two temporary drop-in pools in 2032.

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What are the first few required actions for the Brisbane Organising Committee in the first 6 months after awarding of the Games?

According to p.10 of the IOC Future Host Questionnaire Response by Brisbane 2032, the IOC and Brisbane 2032 need to have a Legacy Workshop with advisory support by 21 October 2021.  I don’t know if this Legacy Workshop has occurred as yet between the IOC and Brisbane 2032 (?).

Second on the list is that both the Olympic Organising Committee and the Olympic Coordination Authority must have been established by 21 December 2021.

  1. The “Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Arrangements Bill 2021” to establish the organising committee is before the Queensland parliament right now and on-track,
  2. No sign yet (?) of the “Olympic Coordination Authority Bill” that is likely to be because it will immediately follow in sequence once the first Bill has been signed into law by the Queensland Governor.

The next thing on the list is Foundation Planning (p. 10) by 6 months from the Games being awarded, which is by 21 January 2022.

This would seem, as the title suggests, the priority planning the Organising Committee needs to take to set itself up into operational mode and be able to begin it’s work.

Finally, by 21 January 2022 and ongoing, finalisation of the Legacy Stimulus Fund mechanism needs to occur and establishment of the rolling funding partnership framework.  This, I imagine, is to do with the 50/50 Olympic and Paralympics funding split between the Queensland and Australian Governments.

Sounds a bit boring, but these necessary steps will set things in motion for key decisions and actions that will build toward the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and which many are interested in.

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1 hour ago, ulu said:

I do wonder where they're gonna put the temporary warm up pool.

Yes that is intriguing.

The warm-up pools are traditionally fairly close to the main competition pool.

As I understand the Brisbane Arena is meant to be a versatile multi-use venue, the warm-up pool may be installed in some sort of “event or exhibition space” next to the main auditorium, or an area on the same or another level that might normally be used for storage of entertainment/props/scenery.  I would not even rule out a section of the venue’s carpark being set aside and partioned off for the warm-up pool.

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As it turns out, a panel discussion about the Legacy of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics was held 1 December at the Brisbane Futures event

While Anastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland, spoke about a golden age bring delivered for Queensland as a result of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics and also the establishment of the Organising Committee,  I believe that this is a different event to the Legacy Workshop with the IOC also involved in an advisory capacity which was noted in the Future Host Questionnaire Response completed by Brisbane 2032 in May 2021 (p.10).

The Queensland Premier aldo spoke about bringing the best and brightest minds together on the Legacy Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.   

The Brisbane Arena was also mentioned by the Premier as the likely venue for swimming which is interesting to note as it adds further certainty to this project actually going ahead.

I‘m not sure, but it remains to be seen if a Legacy Workshop between the IOC and the Brisbane Organisers has already occurred within 3 months (by 21 October 2021) or if it will be held after the Organising Committee has been established.

Has anyone heard anything about a Legacy Workshop between the IOC and Brisbane 2032 ?

Under the New Norm system of selecting Hosts for Olympic and Paralympic Games, a critical part of winning the Games is not building white elephant venues which are used ‘once only’ for the Games and left to rot afterwards.

Games Hosts/candidatures must demonstrate the legacy of any new venues and how they will continue to be used after the Games.

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Gina Rinehart calls for more places to moor her yacht by Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games

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“For instance, we‘ve just experienced days of very rough water from the southern Queensland border to the Capricorn Coast,” Australia’s richest woman said at The Courier-Mail’s Future Brisbane luncheon.

“Then when we arrived at the coast not feeling that great after two very rough sleepless nights and a rough day, many yachts were outside the marinas given the lack of marinas.

“And let’s not forget super yachts that may want to visit from overseas, bringing passengers who would want to spend in Australia.

“These super yachts need marinas too — sadly lacking for vessels over 50m.

Won't somebody think of the super rich and their super yachts! :rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, ulu said:

Gina Rinehart calls for more places to moor her yacht by Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games

Won't somebody think of the super rich and their super yachts! :rolleyes:

I’m not sure for Sydney 2000 if there was an influx of super-yachts and other pleasure craft.  Perhaps there was (?)

But while working as a volunteer at Athens 2004, I visited one of the large central mooring areas “Flisvos Marina” which  was absolutely jam-packed with big luxury vessels and super-yachts.  It attracted crowds down there every day and night to gawk at them.

For Brisbane 2032, Gina Rhinart may have a point.

 

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It’s good to see it passed into law with landmark legislation establishing the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee.

Interesting too that these laws provide that the Board will be made up of the following:

  • five independent directors nominated by the Minister for the Olympics (Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk), with the consent of the Prime Minister (with one being the President)
  • up to four persons nominated by the Prime Minister
  • four persons nominated by the Premier
  • one person nominated by the Lord Mayor (who has already nominated Redlands Mayor Karen Williams)
  • the Lord Mayor (Adrian Schrinner)
  • the President or Honorary Life President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC - John Coates)
  • the President of Paralympics Australia (PA) (Jock O’Callaghan)
  • any active members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) residing in Australia
  • any members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board residing in Australia
  • the chief executive officer of the AOC (Matt Carroll)
  • a recent Olympic athlete as confirmed by the AOC Athletes’ Commission (Bronte Barrat)
  • a recent Paralympic Athlete as confirmed by the PA Athletes’ Commission (Kurt Fearnley)
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Some Good News

What caught my eye today is this publicly available article about report from KPMG which as we know is a highly competent, highly and widely respected worldwide professional services firm.

So it was with great interest that I read the article Brisbane Olympics 2032 a potential $17 billion boon to Australia.

Essentially KPMG has calculated that following Brisbane‘s successful candidature for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games  that over 20 years the social and economic benefits to Australia could be worth up to $17.6 billion.

This is with creating over 120,000 full-time job years with about half of that figure referring to economic benefits and the rest social benefits.

It was the Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport which commissioned the Report from KPMG.

The analysis considers the potential benefits of hosting the Games across the ten years leading up to the event, during the event, and the ten years post-event.

Quite positive figures aren’t they? for not only Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Queensland, but for the whole of Australia.  This estimated Australia-wide benefit over 20 years of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games is best illustrated up in this publicly available KPMG diagram from the article:

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Coming through this awful Covid era, these benefits over 20 years from the 2032 Games are certainly something to look forward to and a light at the end of the tunnel.

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4 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

Some Good News

What caught my eye today is this publicly available article about report from KPMG which as we know is a highly competent, highly and widely respected worldwide professional services firm.

So it was with great interest that I read the article Brisbane Olympics 2032 a potential $17 billion boon to Australia.

Essentially KPMG has calculated that following Brisbane‘s successful candidature for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games  that over 20 years the social and economic benefits to Australia could be worth up to $17.6 billion.

This is with creating over 120,000 full-time job years with about half of that figure referring to economic benefits and the rest social benefits.

It was the Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport which commissioned the Report from KPMG.

The analysis considers the potential benefits of hosting the Games across the ten years leading up to the event, during the event, and the ten years post-event.

Quite positive figures aren’t they? for not only Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Queensland, but for the whole of Australia.  This estimated Australia-wide benefit over 20 years of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games is best illustrated up in this publicly available KPMG diagram from the article:

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Coming through this awful Covid era, these benefits over 20 years from the 2032 Games are certainly something to look forward to and a light at the end of the tunnel.

That seems possible as like a post COVID-19 pandemic era for the 2032 Olympics.

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Booming Population + Brisbane 2032 = Community Sports Hubs as Olympic Venues

We know that Queensland’s population has been growing at a fast rate for some time now.

According to the Queensland Government Statisticians’s Office, over the 20 years to 2019, the top SA4 regions contributing to Queensland’s population growth are:

  • Gold Coast 16.6%
  • Sunshine Coast 9.4%
  • Ipswich 9.2%
  • Brisbane SA4 regions range from Brisbane South 7.2% to Brisbane West 2.8%
  • Regional Queensland - the top 3 were Wide Bay 4.6%, Cairns 3.9% and Townsville 3.4%

In 2020 there were also 30,000 people who fled the southern states to Queensland according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in this Brisbane Times report of 4 May 2021.

This is all before the Olympic and Paralympic Games were awarded to Brisbane 2032 in an historic landslide “New Norm” Host Vote vote by the International Olympic Committee on 21 July 2021.

So the ‘turbo-Olympic effect’ on the existing Queensland population boom will be telling whenever that data is collected and released. There’s no secret the magnetism, climate and beauty of Queensland is behind this.
 

The classic and highly successful tourism campaign ‘beautiful one day, perfect the next’ and the various international tourism campaigns over the years have only further boosted the urge of visitors to flock to Queensland from within Australia and from all over the world.

Add in the biggest global sporting event on the planet, the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games can be expected to further turbo-charge the population and visitor/tourism numbers to the sunny state.

Brisbane won the 2032 Olympics/Paralympics on the back of an energetic, thorough and pro-active campaign which quickly grasped and acted on the IOC’s historic 118 ‘New Norm’ reforms to Olympic/Paralympic Host selection procedures announced to the world at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

These 118 New Norm reforms were part of the IOC’s Agenda 2020 reform framework previously announced in 2014.

These reforms emphasised to use existing/temporary venues and to build new venues only if their legacy use after the Games can be demonstrated.

So building some new community sports/aquatics hubs as well as renovating some existing ones to then be used as Olympic Venues was a key factor behind Brisbane’s 2032’s success.

How Many Community Indoor Sports/Aquatics hubs will be used at Brisbane 2032?

The answer is 7.

Four in Brisbane, two on the Gold Coast and one on the Sunshine Coast.

Here they are as 2032 Olympic Venues: 

Brisbane Aquatics Centre - existing
Chandler cluster
Aquatics - Artistic Swimming, Diving, Water Polo
4,300
Aquatic centre for community and high performance use
Warm-up 1 x 50m pool. Existing pool with temporary structure

Brisbane Indoor Sports Centre - new
Herston cluster
Basketball
12,000
Community sports hub, 12 court facility
2 x full size warm-up courts. Temporary courts adjacent to competition hall

Chandler Indoor Sports Centre - rebuild existing
Chandler cluster
Gymnastics
10,000
Community sports hub, 12 court facility
2 x 40m x 20m warm-up areas. Existing gymnastic hall adjacent to competition hall

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre - existing
Gold Coast zone
Volleyball
11,000
Community sports hub, 8 court facility
2 x full size warm-up courts. Temporary courts in existing hall adjacent to competition hall

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre - existing
Carrara cluster
Judo
7,500
Multi-purpose indoor community sports facility
4 x warm-up mats. Temporary mats in existing all adjacent to competition hall

Moreton Bay Indoor Sports Centre - new
Brisbane zone
Boxing
7,000
Community sports hub, 9 court facility
2 x warm-up areas and boxing rings. Temporary area adjacent to competition hall

Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports Centre - new
Basketball
6,000
Community sports hub, 12 court facility
2 x warm-up courts. Temporary courts adjacent to competition hall

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Improved Transport and Tourism Infrastructure + Brisbane 2032
= SEQ NEEDS MET and HIGHLY SUCCESFUL GAMES

The success of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympics is tied hand in hand with all the improvements to transport and other infrastructure projects happening now or announced as coming.

Make no mistake, Brisbane won the Games because it was successfully able to align the transport and other infrastructure needs of South East Queensland with the needs of the Games.

This includes improvements completed, being constructed now or coming. 
A large number of public transport projects are concentrated in the highly populated regions of South East Queensland.


These Transport Infrastructucture Projects will benefit both resident and visitor experiences in the years before, during and after the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games:

These Tourism / Infrastructucture Projects / Commercial Developments will also to benefit both resident and visitor experiences:

Palaszczuk claims “Brisbane 2032” can deliver “golden age” for Queensland

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Just a supplmentary note from the previous note  about reports of public transport at the Atlanta 1996 and then Sydney 2000 four years later.

According to several reports includung this one, the Atlanta 1996 Olympics were an unmitigated ‘public transport disaster with “bus drivers getting lost, athletes arriving moments before their events and overloaded trains that couldn’t get residents home. It prompted the International Olympic Committee to lay out demands to make sure it didn’t happen again.”

Sydney 2000 public transport: how did Sydney handle it? (SBS News)
Four years later after Atlanta, Sydney 2000 highly successful public transport plans showed the world how to do it with the best Olympic Games ever.

On the day of the (Sydney) Opening Ceremony, trains carried over 55,000 spectators up to 4pm (with the ceremony starting at 7pm). Buses carried 15,000. At the conclusion of the evening, over 90,000 spectators left Olympic Park by train; 24,500 left by bus.

On the first full day of the Sydney Games, over 900 train services passed through Olympic Park station delivering 75,423 spectators by mid-afternoon, with 23,602 by bus. Friday 22 September was the busiest day. By 5pm, 307,139 people had been transported to the stadium – 217,953 by train and 89,186 by bus.

The IOC notes in the Future Host Commission Report (p.57) - Brisbane 2032 that “rail and Brisbane Metro capacities “will be enhanced significantly during Games time through planned investments and enhancements. The capacity of the SEQ rail network would be increased from 54,000 to 84,000 pax/hour/direction.

So yes indeed, for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the transport and other Infrastructucture Projects will benefit both resident and visitor experiences in the years before, during and after the Games.

 

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Having just discussed the alignment of Brisbane public transport needs, an interesting report popped up today on the Brisbane’s Cross River Rail tunnel network and the improved connectivity of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

Brisbane Olympic Games 2032: First look at major rail network to transform city - 6Dec2021 - Perth Now

“Cross River Rail was already locked in as vital infrastructure, but Mr Newton said its connectivity will set the Brisbane Games apart.”

“The notion of being able to catch a train to the primary Olympic venue is just fantastic,” he said on Monday.”

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Good to see that moves toward building high-performance of Australian athletes is starting already with Ignite 2032 in Feb.

 

Igniting high-performance for Brisbane 2032 - 3Dec21 - QLD Govt

“The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) is bringing together 400 elite-performance experts to ignite a competitive edge for Queensland and Australian athletes at the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

“IGNITE 2032, Queensland’s inaugural high-performance sport conference, will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre over two days from 4 February 2022.”

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