The countdown is on for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to claim gold for the economy, tourism and growth.
In 2032, we'll step onto the world stage and welcome interstate and international visitors, who will give a huge boost to local business and the city's culture. Hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is estimated to provide an $8.1 billion boost to the Queensland economy.
Brisbane will be home to 18 of the 32 of the Olympic competition venues, 11 of the 18 Paralympic venues, the International Broadcast Centre and the Athlete's Village.
We are well advanced in our work to help our river city come of age and be ready for Brisbane 2032. Major projects already underway are creating jobs and supplier opportunities for local business.
City-shaping projects already underway
We're building new green bridges to make it even easier to get around our city on foot, by bike or scooter, or by connecting with public transport.
In June 2021, Council awarded the contract to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge to Connect Brisbane, led by BESIX Watpac, following an extensive procurement process.
Construction of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will commence in late 2021, with expected completion by late 2023, subject to approvals.
Subject to approvals, Council expects a contract to be awarded by late 2021 and construction of the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge to start in early 2022, with expected completion by late 2023.
Construction on these projects will support more than 500 jobs.
Brisbane Metro will link the city to the suburbs with all-new ‘turn-up-and-go’ services – no timetables needed.
Construction is underway at the Brisbane Metro depot in Rochedale, one of the largest and most technologically advanced depot facilities in Australia, supporting an estimated 175 jobs and opportunities for local suppliers.
Major construction is also starting in the inner city for the Adelaide Street tunnel, which will provide a dedicated connection for Brisbane Metro and bus services between Victoria Bridge and the existing Inner Northern busway, and King George Square station, freeing up congestion bottlenecks to create a more reliable journey.
For the latest information on Brisbane Metro, visit the Brisbane Metro project news page.
Victoria Park Vision
Victoria Park Vision is our plan to transform 64 hectares into a world-class parkland, part of which is earmarked as a future Games site.
The much-anticipated transformation of Victoria Park began in June 2021 with the closure of the golf course and commencement of early works, while master planning to build on the Victoria Park Vision, including further community engagement, investigations and studies, will continue throughout the year.
Community and Sport Partnership program
The Community and Sport Partnership Program is a new four-year $6.6 million initiative to partner with Council's community facility tenants to complete significant capital works and deliver better facilities for the community.