Planning for the Games has ensured the Gold Coast has a lasting legacy.
PLANNING TO REWRITE HISTORY
10:00am - 12/02/2018
GOLD Coast Airport is undergoing a $300 million makeover as it prepares for its greatest challenge – next year’s Commonwealth Games. Just a decade ago $100 million was spent on upgrading facilities and now nine airlines service domestic and international routes from the airport, with 44,000 individual flights logged in 2016, making it the nation’s sixth busiest. The airport, which straddles the Queensland-New South Wales border at the southern end of the Gold Coast, handles around 6.5 million passengers a year but in 2018 will have to cope with an extra 126,000 people expected to fly in for the Commonwealth Games in April.
3:00pm - 10/11/2017
THE circle of life has taken on a new meaning as Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games squad, Team Scotland, connect with local indigenous art to close the link between the two communities. The team has adopted a specially commissioned artwork from Mount Tamborine Aboriginal and Torres Strait artist Leeton Lee, to forge the link between the Gold Coast and Scotland.
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2:00pm - 27/09/2017
ATHLETES and officials at the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be housed in a completely new village that has grown from soil that was once the city’s showground. Now it will put on a show of its own - the biggest the city has ever seen. Seven hectares of the 29-hectare Parklands site will eventually have 1252 permanent dwellings made up of 1170 apartments and 82 townhouses.