Lendlease to help build 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games

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LEAD­ING AUS­TRALIAN Prop­erty and In­fra­struc­ture com­pany Lendlease has been ap­pointed an Over­lay De­liv­ery Part­ner and Of­fi­cial Sup­porter Prop­erty & In­fra­struc­ture of the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games (GC2018).

Bring­ing global ex­pe­ri­ence to the Gold Coast, the Aus­tralian com­pany will project man­age the de­liv­ery of 15 com­pe­ti­tion venues to Games stan­dard across South East Queens­land, Townsville and Cairns.

Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games Cor­po­ra­tion (GOLDOC) Chair­man, Peter Beat­tie AC said he was pleased to wel­come an­other Aussie busi­ness to the Games Fam­ily.

“We are very ex­cited to wel­come Lendlease as the lat­est sup­porter and val­ued mem­ber of the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games,” Mr Beat­tie said.

“Lendlease brings to the ta­ble ex­pe­ri­ence in de­liv­er­ing projects for ma­jor sport­ing events in­clud­ing the Glas­gow 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games, Lon­don 2012 Olympics, Syd­ney 2000 Olympics and a whole host of World Cup events.

“Most im­por­tantly, we have the sup­port of a busi­ness, who un­der­stands the end user, help­ing us to build an even big­ger and bet­ter Games for all to en­joy.

“Lendlease’s ap­point­ment is an­other step for­ward in our Games de­liv­ery program and I look for­ward to see­ing the venue over­lay across Games venues com­mence later in the year,”

Min­is­ter for the Com­mon­wealth Games, Kate Jones, wel­comed Lendlease to the GC2018 Games Spon­sor Fam­ily.

“Lendlease brings its own El­e­vate Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ac­tion Plan to the Games, which com­ple­ments all that we are do­ing to pro­mote the spirit of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion through the Games.

“It’s the first time that a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional sport­ing event of this scale has com­mit­ted to a Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ac­tion Plan (RAP).

“Through the RAP, we have an op­por­tu­nity for Games part­ners to de­liver real and tan­gi­ble legacy out­comes for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple, such as em­ploy­ment and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, and a greater cul­tural aware­ness of our unique her­itage,” Min­is­ter Jones said.

Lendlease Build­ing Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Dale Connor said the part­ner­ship was an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to con­trib­ute to Aus­tralia’s sport­ing ef­forts on the world stage.

“We are a proud Aus­tralian com­pany and wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to sup­port our na­tion as it hosts ath­letes from all back­grounds to com­pete and ex­cel on the world stage,” Mr Connor said.

“As a busi­ness, there’s an in­cred­i­bly strong align­ment be­tween our two or­gan­i­sa­tions such as our shared com­mit­ment to build­ing re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ships and cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple.

“To­gether with GOLDOC we can el­e­vate the con­ver­sa­tion around rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and cre­ate real op­por­tu­ni­ties around pro­cure­ment, em­ploy­ment and cul­tural aware­ness for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ples in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games.”

Lendlease will pro­vide plan­ning, pro­gram­ming, lo­gis­tics and su­per­vi­sion to trans­form ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties into world-class com­pe­ti­tion venues en­sur­ing that both ath­lete and sup­port ex­pe­ri­ences the very best the Games have to of­fer.

The Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games will take place from 4 to 15 April 2018.

■ Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games Cor­po­ra­tion (GOLDOC) Chair­man, Peter Beat­tie.

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