The Lockyer Valley would be in a “perfect position”. To be part of the Olympics when Brisbane secures the 2032 Games with its world-class facilities and fresh produce.

With the likelihood of Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympics, Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan has announced her plans given to ensure that the region plays a large and active role in hosting events and reaping the rewards.

Cr Milligan said the Lockyer Valley was “perfectly placed”. to the host sports competitions and the ideal place for athletes to also train.

The local pool was also identified as a potential swimmer training spot, while the locally grown produce was used to feed athletes and visitors.

The announcement follows Gatton Star’s plans to build a $ 135 million horse facility at the Lockyer Valley Turf Club.

The equestrian facility could be “accelerated” along with a number of major infrastructure projects. If the Lockyer Valley could secure a role, Cr Milligan said.

Rosewood show jumper Clem Smith said it would be exciting to have the Olympics “in our own backyard”.

He said the new “world-class” equestrian facility in Lockyer Valley would be “a huge economic boom”. that could attract many major events like the Olympics in the years to come.

In 2019, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council with the Council of Mayors (SEQ) published the SEQ People Mass Movement Study, which looked at current transport strategies and how the South East Queensland region cope with expected population growth by 2031 would handle.

Much of the report pointed to the need for improved public transport and a fast railway line that would form a strong regional public transport backbone in SEQ.

Cr Milligan said the Olympics had the ability to “go fast”. Projects such as the planned passenger rail link between Toowoomba and Ipswich.

Other necessary projects such as upgrading the Warrego Highway or the $ 7 million mountain bike trail from Toowoomba to Withcott would likely be accelerated.

With the economic recovery from COVID likely to take years, Cr Milligan said the Olympics would give people confidence. once again.

On the important issue of funding, Cr Milligan said it was a “partnership”. at all levels of government, however, stressed that the benefits would be primarily for the locals.

“Whether they are athletes or spectators, people will want to explore the area,” Cr Milligan said.


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