A 46-recommendation report commissioned by Q Shelter details the economic and social legacy framework for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The report warns that large scale events like the Games will cause displacement of existing populations without early interventions to prevent rising rental costs and ensure adequate housing supply.
The report calls for new, community wide measures such as the establishment of a housing trust to fund social and affordable housing well into the future. The report also details opportunities to see procurement processes target social enterprises and ensure employment and training opportunities for people who are marginalised in the employment market.
In summary, the comprehensive report details implementation opportunities, such as:
- Clear social and affordable housing targets in key locations, including targets for the conversion of athletes’ village accommodation to social and affordable housing.
- Developing measures to assist people to exit homelessness before Brisbane 2032.
- Creating a lead agency for whole-of-housing system responses in Queensland with responsibility for coordinating all contributions across the levels of Government.
- Monitoring and responding to housing market changes leading up to, during and after Brisbane 2032, in impacted regions.
- Ensuring Brisbane 2032 achieves increased employment outcomes for people who are unemployed or under-employed.
- Reporting on progress against housing targets and adjust targets, if necessary, based on population planning and emergent needs.
- Establishing a housing trust to capture community-wide contributions to social and affordable housing in perpetuity.
The Go For Gold: A social inclusion legacy for the 2032 Olympic & Paralympic Games can be found here.