Economic Development, Nighttime Economy and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee

Committee membership

ChairCouncillor Krista Adams
Deputy ChairCouncillor Sandy Landers
Shadow ChairCouncillor Jared Cassidy
MembersCouncillor Greg Adermann
Councillor Julia Dixon
Councillor Steve Griffiths


The responsibilities of the Economic Development, Nighttime Economy and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee will be to:

  • coordinate the whole of Council response to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • oversee the implementation of projects related to Olympic and Paralympic Games venues as determined in conjunction with relevant State and Federal Governing bodies, including live sites like the Riverstage
  • plan for precincts identified as Olympic and Paralympic Games sites in conjunction with other relevant Council Committees, such as the Kurilpa Sustainable Grown Precinct
  • ensure that economic development opportunities of the Olympic and Paralympic Games are harnessed for the benefit of the residents of Brisbane
  • enhance Brisbane’s economic position
  • ensure that small business is supported with Council programs and events
  • promote and integrate Brisbane’s marketing and business attraction opportunities
  • promote investment in Brisbane
  • manage Brisbane’s Economic Development Plan and implement its recommendations
  • deliver Business Partnership Initiatives and other measures which support Brisbane business at any level of growth
  • ensure the successful operation of Brisbane Economic Development Agency
  • encourage new opportunities in the tourism sector
  • work with the small business community to ensure Council is responsive to the needs of the sector and support the creation of local jobs
  • develop strong relationships with multicultural communities of Brisbane, maintain strong relationships with our Sister Cities and maximise the benefits of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games for multicultural communities
  • advance Brisbane's global positioning and international relationships with key regions to facilitate business and trade connections
  • work with the business community to enhance the nighttime economy, including key precincts of the city, such as Fortitude Valley and the Central Business District.
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