Brisbane Olympic committee chief calls on public to speak up if they want a new stadium

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Brisbane 2032 Olympic organising committee CEO Cindy Hook.

The chief of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic organising committee is encouraging the public to push for a new stadium if they want one.

An independent review led by former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk recommended building a new $3.4 billion stadium at Victoria Park as the centrepiece for the 2032 Games.

But Premier Steven Miles ignored the recommendation, opting to put the money into revamping the Gabba, Suncorp Stadium and Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre.

Brisbane 2032 Olympic organising committee CEO Cindy Hook has encouraged the public to speak up if they want a new stadium.

“If you think Brisbane is a growing city that needs a new stadium I heard you might want to speak up on that,” she said at a Queensland University of Technology business leaders’ forum.

The call comes shortly after the appointment of Emma Thomas to lead the Queensland Government’s Olympic Games Infrastructure Authority, which will oversee the delivery of the upgraded venues.

“We’ve got to sort this thing out on QSAC and the Gabba, but don’t underestimate all the other great things that the government has committed to that are already in motion,” Hook said.