Abbott Government Delivers Funding for 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Abbott Government is delivering $156 million in the 2014-15 Budget for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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13 May 2014

The Abbott Government is delivering $156 million in the 2014-15 Budget for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The Budget is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

The funding will predominantly support the development of infrastructure, boosting economic growth and sporting activity in the region.

This funding will create a large number of jobs during construction and help ensure Australia stages a truly world-class event.

The Games will provide key opportunities for tourism, economic, cultural and diplomatic outcomes, as well as the venues to showcase our athletes competing against the best on home soil.

The Abbott Government’s investment will see it partner with the Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council to develop Games infrastructure such as the Carrara indoor stadium and precinct and a major velodrome being developed in Brisbane.

The stadium and the velodrome will be used in future national and international sporting events and domestic sport.

This infrastructure investment will ensure there is a lasting impact from the Abbott Government’s contribution to the Games.

Australia’s reputation in sport goes far beyond our performances on the field. Australia is also recognised internationally for setting the highest benchmark when staging major sporting events.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will build on the legacy of the 2006 Games, the Sydney Olympics, as well as the upcoming 2015 Asian Cup, 2015 Cricket World Cup, 2015 Netball World Cup and 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

The Australian people have said they want a government that would fix the Budget and strengthen the economy. That is what the Government doing.

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