Brisbane 2033: Legacy Project

February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

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With recent international accolades lighting up Brisbane on the world stage, our region is poised to benefit from a global spotlight like never before.

As the eyes of the world turn toward us, how will we respond to this golden opportunity and benefit from the momentum it presents?

Join us to hear from our leaders on the front line, sharing their insights on how we can rally as a community to capitalise on the “global spotlight” across Brisbane’s business tourism, trade, investment and arts offerings.


  • Trish O’Callaghan, CEO of Tourism & Events Queensland
  • Justin McGowan, CEO of Trade & Investment Queensland
  • Rebecca Masci, Executive Director of Strategic Engagement, Brand and Marketing at Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee

Panel Moderator

  • Ann Sherry AO, Chancellor of QUT & Committee for Brisbane Advisory Council Member

Event Details: 

When: Wednesday, 20th March 2024

Where: Boulevard Room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Sponsor: Queensland University of Technology

Register now to join us for our first headline event for 2024!


Designing our future: Economic, environmental & social opportunities for south east Queensland.

In 2023, we approached our Corporate Leader community for the opportunity to write an article in our annual Thought Leadership Publication.

We are delighted to release our 2023-24 Thought Leadership Publication Designing our Future: Economic, environmental & social opportunities for south east Queensland”

This year’s 2023-24 Publication focuses on the future of Greater Brisbane/SEQ and shares insights from a range of business and community leaders with a passion for shaping a better Brisbane. The Thought Leadership Publication stands as a powerful platform, enabling our members to share and advocate for region-shaping initiatives. It identifies challenges whilst articulating opportunities for positive transformation within our region.

Click here to read the full list of Thought Leadership Articles and please feel free to share these with your colleagues and friends.

A big thank you to all involved for your thoughtful contributions. We look forward to sharing these far and wide!


Our four sub-committees have started the year off with a bang.

2023 was a big year with 67 Committee for Brisbane members participating in one of our four new sub-committees established to reflect our strategic pillars of Connectivity, Creativity, Enterprise and Equity. The sub-committee’s meet regularly sharing ideas and shaping plans for projects and initiatives to be undertaken this year.

In 2024, sub-committees will be further refining and finalizing their project ideas and commence delivery on their initiatives and projects.

We look forward to keeping you updated on future initiatives, projects and events as they roll out this year.


The Australian Government, Queensland Government and Council of Mayors (SEQ) have partnered to establish the SEQ Liveability Fund as one of the key commitments being delivered under the SEQ City Deal.

The initial assessment phase is now complete, and SEQ local Councils with eligible projects are now progressing to the detailed application stage. During which they stand to secure a portion of over $285 million allocated for local infrastructure projects under this Fund.

The new funding will be invested in projects including the transformation of Victoria Park/Barrambin, construction and upgrades of parks, playgrounds and waterside activation at Waterford West, Mooloolaba, Caboolture and Petrie as well as a new mixed-use community building at Redcliffe to help to build healthier, liveable and more inclusive, connected communities in South East Queensland.

Regional sporting and recreation facilities in Ipswich, Logan, Noosa, Redlands and Toowoomba have also been selected to drive engagement in local sport in the lead-up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. These projects would include a new sports facility in Toowoomba as well as upgrades to sporting and aquatic centres.

Connectivity continues to be a key issue for the Committee, and we will continue to welcome projects that not only enhance liveability but also foster seamless connectivity across our region.

You can find out more about the SEQ liveability fund here 



The Committee for Brisbane welcomed the opportunity to be part of the Queensland Media Club event on Tuesday 5 February to hear from Premier Steven Miles MP on his vision for building Queensland’s future.

Premier Miles outlined the key pillars of the plan which are to build more homes, faster; support Queensland renters; help first homeowners into the market; boost our social housing; and work towards ending homelessness.

The focus of the Plan will be on:

  • Housing affordability with the introduction of a $350 million Incentivising Infill Fund to stimulate the development, piloting new inclusionary planning projects and streamlining approvals through a new state facilitated development team.
  • Rental Market by providing $160 million for a Renters Relief Package, consulting on the introduction of a new rental sector code of conduct and a portable bond scheme.
  • Home Ownership through trial increase of the Queensland Housing Finance Loan in regional areas, targeted home ownership support for First Nations peoples aspiring to own a home and doubling the First Home Owners Grant to $30,000 until 30 June 2025.
  • Social Housing with 53,500 new social homes by 2046, delivering more Youth Foyers, domestic and family violence shelters, and supported accommodation and purchasing more properties exiting the National Rental Affordability Scheme.
  • Homelessness with a 20 per cent funding boost for frontline services, expanding critical housing response funding to individuals and couples and more temporary supported accommodation in the regions.
  • Legislation and reform through reviewing the Housing Act 2003, releasing the Disability Housing Action Plan and progressing the Our Place: A First Nations Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2024-2027.

More information on the Homefor Queenslanders Plan is available at Homefor Queenslanders (


An exciting opportunity to participate in the 2024 Deadly Choices and Deloitte Together in Touch Tournament to raise money for Indigenous health.

Get your team together for an opportunity to play alongside former Broncos players and Deadly Choices Ambassadors. The entry fee to participate is $5,500 +GST which includes a team of 10 players, playing jersey for each team member, a tour of the Broncos facility and much more! Find out how you can be a part of this great fundraising event by following this link. Registrations close Friday, March 8.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, 10 May

Time: From 8am

Location: Broncos Centre of Excellence – 81 Fulcher Road, Red Hill


We are looking forward to shining a light on our members.

This year we are excited to be putting a spotlight on our members, and dedicating a section in our monthly Newsletter to showcase achievements, research papers, community contributions and professional milestones in a new section called “Member Spotlight”

Send us your news: Members, if you would like to share your news, please get in touch at


The Committee is very fortunate to have a fantastic breadth of support from our membership. Your support and contribution drives our organisation and collectively we can achieve great progress towards a better Brisbane. Check out our Members here.

Please reach out to Chief Partnership Officer, Liana Heath at to discuss how you can be part our fantastic group of members. Membership information available here.




The Committee recently welcomed four new Members:

Corporate Members

  • Logan City Council
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Individual Members

  • Doug Walsh
  • Theresa Dogra

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The Committee For Brisbane acknowledges the First Nations People of the region and their continuing connection to and care of the land, waters and community of that region.
We also pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Photos by Tony Elsom