Thursday, 24 October 2013
Federal Member for Moncrieff the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Gold Coast Suns’ head coach Guy McKenna and Minister for Sport, the Hon Peter Dutton MP discussing facilities and Commonwealth Games investment at Metricon Stadium.
The member for Moncrieff invited the Minister to the Coast after the Coalition Government announced it would help fund the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Mr Ciobo said the Games were an unmatched opportunity for the Coast.
“It’s a chance to showcase our city to the world, drive tourism and local jobs, as we’ll ensure our city is gifted world class sporting infrastructure that we’ll benefit us for decades,” he said.
“The 2018 Commonwealth Games are an unmatched opportunity for the Coast to showcase our city to the world, drive tourism and local jobs, as we’ll ensure our city is gifted world class sporting infrastructure that we’ll benefit us for decades.”
Minister Dutton and Mr Ciobo toured Metricon Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies, and saw the progress at the Southport Aquatic Centre worksite.
Minister Dutton and Mr Ciobo also met with Queensland’s Commonwealth Games minister Jann Stuckey to discuss federal funding for the Games.
“There’s no doubt the Commonwealth Government’s commitment will be in excess of what was committed to Melbourne, but the question is what the figure will be,” Mr Dutton said.
“We want to sit down again with the Queensland government and we’ve started that today, about the projects and the value attached to them.
“We’ll make announcements in terms of the amount of money in due course as the discussions progress.”