Sunshine Coast Legacy Plan Community Reference Group
  • Last updated:
  • 17 Jan 2022

Residents of the Sunshine Coast Council areas are invited to nominate to an advisory group. The group will help shape the coast’s legacy plan. This is a key delivery partner in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Council is establishing a Sunshine Coast Legacy Plan Community Reference Group. They will inform and guide the identification of the key priorities and opportunities the region should pursue to ensure we are well positioned to secure the 10+10+ legacy intent of the Games.

The community reference group will comprise an independent chairperson, two councilors, three nominees from council’s event delivery partners and community members, drawn from the following areas of interest:

  • Olympians / Paralympians
  • environment and sustainability
  • business and industry
  • tourism
  • community sector
  • arts and culture
  • sport and active recreation
  • people with a disability
  • young people
  • education and research sector.

Separate to this expression of interest process there will be two traditional custodian representatives on the reference group.

The group will help shape the region’s legacy plan arising from council being a key delivery partner in the 2032 Games.

Expressions of interest close 5pm, Thursday 10 February 2022.

Express your interest

Simply submit your CV including your full residential address and answer the following questions in a one-page cover letter to

  • Why are you interested in joining this community reference group?
  • Which of the areas of interest nominated above do you consider you represent and what you would bring to the group in representing that area of interest?
  • How do you believe getting the legacy plan right is important to the Sunshine Coast?
  • What is your availability (generally) to attend meetings on at least a monthly basis through the course of 2022?


The community reference group will be chaired by two-time Paralympian and USC Public Health Lecturer Dr Bridie Kean, The group will work with council to identify key opportunities that the region should pursue before, during and after the Games.

Anyone living in the Sunshine Coast Council area who is interested in being considered is encouraged to apply. Now is your chance to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a lasting legacy that will benefit our community, our children and our children’s children for decades to come.


For more information, please contact the project team on 5441 8349 or email

Register to receive updates on council’s planning for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


19 November 2021: Intent to form a community reference group announced

19 January 2022: Expressions of interest open

10 February 10 2022: Expressions of interest close

Early 2022: Community reference group community appointments announced.


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