Legacy 2032

In 2032, Brisbane will become home to the Games for the XXXV Olympiad; it will be the third Australian city to host after Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000).

Queensland Government will host the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Hosting the world’s greatest sporting event will create a decade long pipeline of opportunity for Queensland and Townsville. The Games will deliver economic and social benefits across the State with more than $8 billion in benefits predicted.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games will connect communities, improve health and fitness levels, encourage more people to join their local sporting clubs as participants or volunteers and inspire a generation of children.

As a Games Delivery Partner, Townsville City Council seeks to proactively contribute to the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, advocating for regional pipeline opportunities for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It is envisaged that Townsville’s focus areas will include legacy infrastructure, youth development and will also showcase Townsville’s lifestyle qualities, environment and First Nations culture.

The Townsville 2032 Legacy Working Group will focus on local opportunities that aim to:

  • attract competition events and pre-Games training camps to open new tourism, trade and investment opportunities to a global market
  • promote the Townsville Region to world governing sporting bodies
  • contribute to sporting infrastructure asset assessment and activation
  • support development of our future sports stars.

Working group

The first meeting of the Townsville 2032 Legacy Working Group was held on Friday 3 March 2023, Chaired by Councillor Suzy Batkovic.

The Townsville 2032 Legacy Working Group seeks to maximise the benefit of the XXXV Olympiad for the Townsville community, tourism operators, sporting organisations and local businesses, and proactively contribute to “A Games for all Queensland”.

The initial members of the working group have been decided on due to their specialised knowledge and expertise to achieve the objectives of the 2032 Legacy Working Group.

The Townsville 2032 Legacy Working Group roles and responsibilities will include:

  • developing local partnerships to undertake a collaborative approach to achieve the purpose, scope and objectives of the Working Group
  • charting key milestones to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • creating submissions to the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games for Council’s consideration
  • identifying regional lead opportunities for Council’s consideration.

Further information on the Working Group can be found within the Terms of Reference.

View the Terms of Reference (PDF, 354.7 KB)

Schedule of meetings and reports

The Working Group have established an indicative schedule of meetings and reports from the meeting are presented to the following Ordinary Council meeting. The indicative 2023 meeting dates for the Working Group are listed below:

3 March 2023 10 – 11:30am
13 June 2023

* Rescheduled from 12 May 2023

10 – 11:30am
14 July 2023 10 – 11:30am
8 September 2023 10 – 11:30am
10 November 2023 10 – 11:30am

Action plan

The Townsville 2032 Legacy Action Plan 2023-2024 outlines the key actions for the working group that will deliver tangible and intangible long-term benefits across three identified pillars:

  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Events and Tourism
  • Sporting Development.

Endorsed by Council on Wednesday 22 March 2023, the Action Plan provides the key focus areas for the next two years and will enable the establishment of sub-groups under the working group, which will deliver on the key actions identified in the plan.

View the Action Plan (PDF, 7.6 MB)