Queensland Prime Minister Calls for 50/50 Fund Split to Host Brisbane Olympics

Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek is promoting a 50/50 split with the federal government to host the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

On February 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected Brisbane as a preferred candidate for the 2032 Olympics. If successful negotiations between the Games chief and the federal government, Brisbane will be Australia’s third largest Olympic city after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

The operating cost of the Olympics is about A $ 4.5 billion (US $ 3.45 billion), the IOC is A $ 2.5 billion (US $ 1.94 billion), and with state support about A $ 1 billion (US $ 777.5 million), 10 We are issuing A $ 100 million tickets. According to John Coates, the chief of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) expects Brisbane games to be much cheaper, thanks to the IOC’s new requirement that host cities use existing infrastructure as much as possible. It states that it is.

“It’s enough to pay for both the Olympics and the Paralympics without calling out to state, federal, or local governments,” Coates said.

However, the prime minister’s decision was “Essentially demolishRedeveloping Gaba Stadium as the main arena of the tournament will cost an estimated A $ 1 billion. Located in the heart of Queensland CBD, Gaba Stadium has been used for 126 years in sports such as cricket and AFL.

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A pedestrian plaza proposed at the Gaba Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. (Queensland Government)

“We want a 50/50 split [in funding] “As for what the Olympics need,” Parasheck said, confirming that the state is negotiating with the federal government about the upgrade.

“We’re actually going to lift this stadium,” she said. “There are no bad seats in the house.”

Rod McGioak, who is responsible for the bid for the Sydney Olympics, told Australians that the Government of New South Wales has taken on most of the infrastructure burden for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

“It didn’t happen in Sydney,” McGeoch said, citing Palaszczuk’s request for a half-and-half fund split.

The Government of New South Wales reported in 2002 that the federal government had $ 150 million (US $ 116 million) for venues, facilities and infrastructure, and nearly $ 100 million (US $ 78 million) for events and coordination. Paid (pdf) About the financial contribution to the Sydney 2000 Games. The Government of New South Wales has spent about $ 1.186 billion ($ 922 million) on construction and $ 136 million ($ 133 million) on events and coordination.

Morrison has not yet responded to Queensland’s Prime Minister, but McGioc said Morrison’s tourism career would make him aware that these activities would benefit the country as a whole.

“[Federal government]has given money to bids and competitions,” he told Australians. “God only knows if she (Parashek) can twist him (Morison) in half.”