Commonwealth Games Bid

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The Committee for Perth supports the Premier’s announcement to conduct a study into the feasibility of Perth submitting a bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Committee believes that Western Australia and its people will be able to deliver a complete experience for athletes and spectators alike, if it is successful in this bid to host the Commonwealth Games.

The Committee for Perth recently conducted on-the-ground research, which identified Barcelona and Melbourne as two exemplary models of how to successfully deliver a large scale sporting event that creates a long-term legacy for the community – and provides a memorable experience for everyone involved.

Committee for Perth CEO Marion Fulker said that Melbourne’s sporting infrastructure, which was created for the Commonwealth Games, has become a community asset which continues to benefit locals and interstate visitors alike, something Perth needs consider as well.

“There is nothing like having the world on your doorstep to get your house in order,” Mrs Fulker said.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.