Andrew Liveris: Brisbane Olympics 2032 could make city a ‘lifestyle superpower’


The organising committee chair of the Brisbane Olympics 2023, Andrew Liveris, has said the games will transform the Queensland city into a ‘lifestyle superpower.’

In an interview with The Chronicle, Mr Liveris said the decade-long runway into the 2032 event means Brisbane has the chance to reposition itself as a global city.

“I think we can do a Sydney but we can also take Brisbane to a level that it isn’t mentioned as the third city in Australia, it’s mentioned as the pre-eminent location for investment or leisure and for these golden moments of life… the ultimate location to live,” he said.

Mr Liveris said his inbox is already overflowing with expressions of interest for things such as mascot and medal designs at a rate he’s never seen before.

“We’re going to have to go better than LA (2024), it’s our duty to deliver a net positive games in today’s society,” he said.

The global business executive is insisting though on a steady-as-she-goes pathway, with planning truly kickstarted by the appointment of a chief executive officer for the committee later this year.

Source: The Chronicle.




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