Listen: Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson speaks with Mornings Fee about the value of the Games for Sunshine Coast, especially infrastructure improvements and upgrades.
The Games is coming! Mornings with Fee spoke with Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson to learn more about the integral role the Sunshine Coast will play in Brisbane 2032 Games.
Including being home to four key venues and several sporting events during the Games, including football, basketball, marathon, mountain biking, cycling and kiteboarding. As well as hosting multiple days of road-based events (marathon and road cycling) during the Paralympics.
“Certainly it’s been a journey of, well over six years for the Mayors, myself and my colleagues, who were there, back in 2015. And, I think, you know, this has the potential to leave a wonderful legacy for the entire country, but obviously in particular for Queensland,” Mayor Jamieson said.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said the IOC’s announcement and awarding the 2032 Games to Brisbane was the result of years of hard work from all levels of government.” Certainly it’s been a journey of, well over six years for the mayors, myself and my colleagues, who were there, back in 2015. And, I think, you know, this has the potential to leave a wonderful legacy for the entire country, but obviously in particular for Queensland,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“People will be able to get on the side of the road on the route, and stand there and enjoy the action. So many people will be able to get down on the beach to see the kite surfing and action….we’ll share the Sunshine Coast at its best,” he said.
“We’ll have footage going around the world of our beaches, of our mountains… and I’m sure that will wet the appetite of people elsewhere in the world who want to come and visit us in the future. Fantastic!”
When asked about the opportunity for much need improvements to infrastructure on the Sunshine Coast, Mayor Jamieson said “that we’ll be holding the State and Federal Governments to account around those things, better highway access, better rail access, better public transport access on the Sunshine Coast, a convention and exhibition centre, and an upgrade in sporting facilities. They would be amongst some of the wonderful legacies that, people in future would be able to look back on with great pride”.
Listen to the full conversation with Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson in player above.