Queensland Lunch: Brisbane 2032 - Three Months On - How Far Have We Come?

The Property Council welcomed over 250 attendees to lunch on Friday 22 October to mark three months since the date when Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Olympic Games

In the room were all three levels of Government and a cross section of industry representatives who reflected on the progress made over the last three months and the commitment of all stakeholders to work together to deliver an Olympics that delivered a lasting legacy for Queensland.

Cr Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane spoke to the confidence the successful bid had instilled in local businesses and stressed the importance of working together on a considered approach to deliver the best outcomes for Brisbane.

Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement discussed how the Olympics would be a catalyst to accelerate infrastructure that would remain as an enduring legacy for South-East Queensland long after the conclusion of the Games. Minister Hinchliffe also encouraged the private sector to register with the Queensland Government to supply to the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Ted O'Brien MP, Special Envoy for Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Federal Member for Fairfax said that the Federal Government was excited about the significant role that private enterprise will play in shaping the legacy of the games. He stressed the importance of getting the governance structure right so that it enabled a smooth pathway for all factions to engage constructively.

Josephine Sukkar AM, Principal - Buildcorp, Chair - Australian Sports Commission and President - Australian Women's Rugby highlighted that sport was becoming more decentralised and it was important to define how to best support athletes over the next eleven years.

Bronte Barratt OAM OLY, Olympian and Athletes representative on Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee shared experiences about how a host city can make or break the athletes and their families’ experience at an Olympic Games, describing how connectivity played an important role.

James Tuma, Group Director – Urbis discussed how the successful bid had already stoked investment activity in the private sector and highlighted the importance of capturing the essence of Brisbane’s new global identity to set up the region for the next 20 years and beyond.

Special thanks to Urbis for sponsoring this event

Executive Women Boardroom Lunch with Kylie Rampa

Kylie Rampa, Group Head of Investment - Lendlease was our guest speaker at last week’s Executive Women Boardroom Lunch hosted by Gadens.  Kylie was refreshing and relatable, sharing reflections on leadership, the importance of being present, making sure you are making quality time for your people and being authentic in your leadership. Brisbane’s successful Olympic bid was also hot topic of conversation, with discussions focusing on ensuring the region capitalises on the opportunity whilst remaining true to what makes Queensland unique.

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Thank you to our sponsor Gadens for their ongoing support.