— Published 20 March 2023

Green light for the slalom river

No time to lose. With more than nine years to go before the event, the Brisbane 2032 Organizing Committee can already check off the box for a slalom canoeing venue on its roadmap. The International Canoe Federation (ICF) says the Redland City Council in Queensland approved a plan last week to build a whitewater facility. It will be built in a local park, the Birkdale Community Precinct, to host the 2032 Olympic slalom and kayak cross events. After the Brisbane Games, the venue will become part of the legacy of the event. It will be used as a recreational base for the general public, but also as a river for discovery of the practice and training for competition. The city of Redland has a population of over 150,000. It is located in South East Queensland and is part of the Brisbane metropolitan area.