Australia is expected to pour $7 billion into infrastructure in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane.
About $2.7 billion of that will be spent in Queensland on a number of projects including the redevelopment of The Gabba to increase its capacity to 50,000 seats.
A new 17,000 seat indoor stadium will also be developed within Brisbane in time for the event.
About 80% of infrastructure to be used during the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane is already in place.
Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk says they need to provide infrastructure which will benefit locals long after the races have been run.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese agrees.
“It is clear that we must do our part, not only to deliver the best games, but also to leave a lasting legacy for Queensland and everyone who visits this great state,” he says.
Brisbane has never hosted the Olympic Games before, although it has hosted the Commonwealth Games.