October 2015

GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018

AUSTRALIA has a long history of hosting world class sporting events, from the recent Cricket World Cup to the Olympic Games in Sydney more than 15 years ago.

Aussies regularly express our underlying passion and enthusiasm for sport.

So, it’s little wonder that the land down under and in particular the Gold Coast has been selected to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Inevitably, the event will highlight our unique city while boosting tourism.

TUESDAY October 9th, Griffith University Gold Coast was announced as an Official Partner for the Commonwealth Games 2018.

We heard from The Honourable Kate Jones MP, Griffith University Professor Ian O’Connor and GC Commonwealth Games Corporation Chairman Nigel Chamier who expressed their excitement.

This is a rare opportunity for local students to network, showcase talent and apply knowledge to a world class event.

As a Gold Coast advocate and past graduate of the Griffith Business School I was invited to attend and cannot wait to contribute to the Games proceedings.

The count down is on!

#GC2018 #Griffith_Uni

 

WHY GOLD COAST? QUOTES FROM MOVERS & SHAKERS…

CRAIG DEVLIN

/ Regional Development Australia

It is a great time to invest in the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia, underpinned by strong population growth, an enviable lifestyle and solid investment opportunities. The opportunity for investment is huge and, as the city grows, opportunities will continue to arise out of the need to service our rapidly growing population. Regional Development Australia is excited to be part of the Future Gold Coast project which highlights the opportunities for the community, businesses and investors to 2050.

CAMERON HEART

CEO / Events Management Queensland

Warm weather, beaches and parks, as well as top quality training facilities, provide real advantages for athletes looking to experience a world class event, or take in some off-season training in the perfect environment.

LUKE HALLIDAY

CEO / Mercury IT

One of the biggest advantages of being based here on the Gold Coast is the lifestyle and what that means for our business. We have the perfect balance of a corporate Environment with beautiful beaches and rainforests a short drive away.

EPIC XCATS

October 1, 2015

LAST month curious locals lined to Gold Coast Broadwater to catch a glimpse Australia’s first XCAT speedboat race. Fourteen XCAT teams fought it out at 200kmh in the fourth round of the UIM XCAT World Series – dubbed the greatest motorsport series on water.

Working as an MC and SCA Producer for the event, I was fortunate to get the know the extreme team drivers. In particular, Tom Barry-Cotter, Pilot of the Gold Coast XCAT team who managed to take out second place with fellow Queenslander Ross Willaton.