Published Fri 23 Feb 2024

Sport NSW has called on the NSW Government to capitalise on the impact of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games by investing in a comprehensive legacy program that will benefit community sport throughout the state for generations.

Launched at today’s Sports Foyer NSW Sports Industry Conference, the report recognises that Australia’s hosting of the Games represents a momentous opportunity for all states and territories.

“Beyond the thrill of Australia hosting the world’s premier multi-sport event, the Games present a unique chance for governments and sports to invest in comprehensive legacy programs that will benefit community sport throughout the nation for generations,” said Sport NSW Chair Chris Hall.

“The Games are not just for elite athletes. They are a celebration of sport that will inspire and engage millions of people across Australia to participate and enjoy a healthier, active lifestyle.

By investing in programs, facilities, leadership, capability building and events, the NSW Government can support and encourage people of all ages and abilities to be active participants in sports.

Hosting the Games provides an ideal backdrop for such investments.”

Sport NSW’s platform complements Elevate 2042 and aims to facilitate discussion with the NSW Government to continue their previous great work of investing into legacy from major sporting events.  

Through consultation with their members, Sport NSW identified the following key areas for impact:

  • Supporting Participation Programs
  • Building Leadership and Capability
  • Rejuvenating and Increasing Facilities
  • Developing Coaches and Match Officials
  • Enhancing our Pathways and High Performance
  • Securing a Pipeline of Sports Events

The NSW government had a proud record of investing in major event legacy including the FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIBA Women’s World Cup, NSW ATP Cup and ICC T20 World Cup Cricket.