— Published 15 November 2023

Inheritance takes shape

Designated by the IOC as the host city for the 2032 Summer Games no less than eleven years ahead of schedule, Brisbane seems determined to stay ahead of the game. The Queensland capital has already launched, and even published, its first Olympic and Paralympic legacy strategy. Entitled Elevate 2042, it follows a year-long consultation with the population of the cities involved, which resulted in over 14,000 suggestions. Its mission can be summed up in one phrase: “Making our region better, sooner, together through sport“. The Australian strategy defines four “transformation themes“: sport, health and inclusion; connecting people and places, socially, culturally and economically; a better future for our environment; and the economy of the future. Elevate 2042 was developed by the Australian and Queensland governments, the South East Queensland Mayors’ Council, the cities of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, the sporting movement (Australian Olympic and Paralympic Committees), and the Brisbane 2032 organizing committee. The next step is to implement the first activities, identifying priority programs, projects, targets, partnerships, policy levers and funding sources. The first stage of the rocket will be deployed between 2024 and 2029.