July 29, 2021
The Moreton Bay region can look forward to huge tourism, infrastructure and economic gains as Brisbane takes its prestigious place alongside Tokyo, Beijing and London as an Olympic host city.
The positive effects of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games will be felt across southeast Queensland for generations to come.
Moreton Bay will benefit from a world-class new community sports hub that was included in Brisbane’s winning bid, ensuring our region will experience the Olympic excitement firsthand.
The Moreton Bay Indoor Sports Centre at The Mill is a new venue proposed to host boxing at the 2032 Summer Olympics. From the Men’s Featherweight to Women’s Welterweight, Moreton Bay locals will truly be in the box seat.
Creating a lasting legacy for the region, the 9-court facility will have capacity for 7,000 spectators. After the Games, the venue will be repurposed for local sporting and recreation uses.
Existing infrastructure in the region, including the $15.8 million South Pine Indoor Centre and Touch Football clubhouse, is already Olympics ready and can cater for at least 11 different sports and activities including basketball and wheelchair sports.
Much like the Games, the North Harbour Marina precinct will be a major drawcard for south-east Queensland, creating a destination filled with opportunities.
These opportunities span from sports and recreational to lifestyle and retail. Some of the major attractions at the North Harbour Marina precinct include….
Heritage Park precinct – Visitors to the region can experience its rich and diverse history at the North Harbour Heritage Park. From heritage relics that tell the stories of early European settlement to the South Sea Islander community ancestors that once occupied this space, the Heritage Park offers endless ways to learn and explore.
Riverfront recreation – With more than 319 hectares of riverfront parkland for all to enjoy, the Marina precinct will be a popular destination for hosting events and activities before, during and after the Games. New access to almost 12km of the Caboolture River’s southern bank will allow visitors to enjoy water-based activities or simply relax with a picnic along the river.
Village – A vibrant heart of the precinct, the North Harbour Marina village will be the go-to place for picking up specialty gifts and day-to-day essentials or staying longer for a meal and refreshments at one of the many boardwalk cafes and restaurants. The only significant marina village between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, the North Harbour Marina precinct will be on the bucket list for many Olympic Games visitors.
Tourism – Where else can you experience scuba diving, sailing and riverfront entertainment all in one location? The Marina precinct will bring endless opportunities for visitors to truly experience the beauty of Queensland and Moreton Bay. Not to mention the economic benefits a south-east Queensland Olympic and Paralympic Games will bring to local businesses!