The Official Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 luncheon, hosted by the Property Council on June 13, marked the beginning of the long road to this historic event. The event also featured the launch of the Property Council’s Make My City Work campaign on the Gold Coast entitled ‘Let it shine!’
Over 250 attendees from the Gold Coast and Brisbane came to network and discuss the opportunities that the 2018 Commonwealth Games will bring to the region.
The speakers on the day included, Hon. Jann Stuckey MP, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Games Federation President, HRH Prince Tunku Imran who both presented their visions for the games and discussed the importance of ensuring the event left a positive legacy on the region.
The speakers agreed that while the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the natural beauty of the Gold Coast, it also brings the promise of construction, tourism and economic development opportunities.
The Property Council’s ‘Let it shine!’ campaign on the Gold Coast is the latest instalment of our national Make My City Work campaign.
The region is at a pivotal point with once in a lifetime opportunities such as the Commonwealth Games and Gold Coast Light Rail set to transform the city.
In the past the Gold Coast was internationally renowned for embracing big ideas, big challenges and innovation – this is what made the region great. On the Gold Coast the campaign slogan is ‘Let it shine!’ and focuses on recapturing this spirit.
For more information on the campaign, and to have your say on the future of the Gold Coast, visit www.makemycitywork.org.au/goldcoast.
Hon. Jann Stuckey MP - Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
David McMahon - Sunland Group Limited & Chair, Property Council's Gold Coast Committee
Nigel Chamier OAM, Chairman Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
HRH Prince Tunku Imran - Commonwealth Games Federation President
Master of Ceremonies Karen Phillips and London Olympic Athletes Brenton Rickard (swimmer) Michael Shelley (long distance runner)