Olympic Whitewater - Redlands Coast Adventure Sports Precinct

Redland City Council is advancing an exciting new Olympic standard whitewater recreation facility proposal for the Redlands Coast.

The new facility will be a unique addition to sport and recreation facilities in the Redlands and a host venue for future Olympic competition if the South East Queensland (SEQ) region wins the right to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Providing inspiration for future Olympic and emerging adventure sports champions and facilities for an active and healthy community, the whitewater venue will be a special opportunity to create new locally based youth employment and professional skills.

Based on whitewater examples worldwide, the whitewater facility could contribute at least $20 million annually to the Redlands Coast economy over 20 years.

A major boost for the Redlands Coast whitewater facility is the strong partnerships between Council and state and professional emergency service providers whose future access for emergency training and education would help underpin the long term value of the facility.

The whitewater facility would form a key addition to the “Naturally Wonderful” Redlands Coast that already encompasses thousands of years of Quandamooka canoeing culture, 335km coastline and 400km of recreation trails.

When co-located with other aquatic, sport, recreation and emergency rescue training such as high ropes, rock climbing and an aquatic centre, the economic benefit of the whitewater facilities climbs to an annual additional average contribution of $50 million into our local economy and 150 full-time jobs.

While the state and federal governments are expected to announce their decision on support for a bid within coming weeks, Redland City Council has already strongly backed the 2019 Council of Mayors South East Queensland (CoMSEQ) feasibility analysis supporting the benefits of a regional Olympic bid.

The April 2019 ComSEQ report identified the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in South East Queensland as a vital catalyst for regional and local infrastructure investments, especially for significant and much-needed transport infrastructure improvements.

The 2032 Games would provide a major catalyst for long sought after Redlands Coast infrastructure improvements like the Eastern Busway Extension and Cleveland rail line duplication.

Importantly the new low-cost International Olympic Committee (IOC) approach to hosting the Games maximises the opportunity for substantial Olympic Games-influenced economic benefits and lasting legacy benefits.

The proposed Olympic whitewater and Redlands Coast Adventure Sports precinct provides an exciting new win-win legacy opportunity for the Redlands Coast community and economy.

Redland City Council is advancing an exciting new Olympic standard whitewater recreation facility proposal for the Redlands Coast.

The new facility will be a unique addition to sport and recreation facilities in the Redlands and a host venue for future Olympic competition if the South East Queensland (SEQ) region wins the right to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Providing inspiration for future Olympic and emerging adventure sports champions and facilities for an active and healthy community, the whitewater venue will be a special opportunity to create new locally based youth employment and professional skills.

Based on whitewater examples worldwide, the whitewater facility could contribute at least $20 million annually to the Redlands Coast economy over 20 years.

A major boost for the Redlands Coast whitewater facility is the strong partnerships between Council and state and professional emergency service providers whose future access for emergency training and education would help underpin the long term value of the facility.

The whitewater facility would form a key addition to the “Naturally Wonderful” Redlands Coast that already encompasses thousands of years of Quandamooka canoeing culture, 335km coastline and 400km of recreation trails.

When co-located with other aquatic, sport, recreation and emergency rescue training such as high ropes, rock climbing and an aquatic centre, the economic benefit of the whitewater facilities climbs to an annual additional average contribution of $50 million into our local economy and 150 full-time jobs.

While the state and federal governments are expected to announce their decision on support for a bid within coming weeks, Redland City Council has already strongly backed the 2019 Council of Mayors South East Queensland (CoMSEQ) feasibility analysis supporting the benefits of a regional Olympic bid.

The April 2019 ComSEQ report identified the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in South East Queensland as a vital catalyst for regional and local infrastructure investments, especially for significant and much-needed transport infrastructure improvements.

The 2032 Games would provide a major catalyst for long sought after Redlands Coast infrastructure improvements like the Eastern Busway Extension and Cleveland rail line duplication.

Importantly the new low-cost International Olympic Committee (IOC) approach to hosting the Games maximises the opportunity for substantial Olympic Games-influenced economic benefits and lasting legacy benefits.

The proposed Olympic whitewater and Redlands Coast Adventure Sports precinct provides an exciting new win-win legacy opportunity for the Redlands Coast community and economy.