Primary producers in Queensland’s food and fibre industries will have the opportunity to showcase before a global audience, with the state winning hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic Games.
The eyes of the world will be on Queensland when the Olympic and Paralympic Games arrive, minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said.
“The world is Queensland’s oyster when it comes to the appetite for our magnificent produce, and with the awarding of the 2032 Games we will see a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Queensland’s farmers and other primary producers,” Furner said.
“When the world comes to an Olympic host region, they don’t just come to experience the sport and they don’t just come to experience the culture. They will come to experience everything that Queensland has to offer.
“Winning the opportunity to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 is a genuine, one-off opportunity to put Queensland’s best produce in front a world audience that we will likely never see again.”
Queensland’s world-standard produce is something to be proud of, and the Queensland government aims to support the food and fibre industries in making the most of the Olympics coming to Queensland, according to Furner.
“The Games are a critical opportunity to build exports of beef from the Gulf country and Rockhampton, fresh salad and vegetables from the Lockyer Valley, macadamias, fruits and sugars from the Wide Bay region, lamb and wool from the Central West, fresh fish from Cairns, incredible lobster from Townsville and mud crabs from Hervey Bay,” he said.
The Queensland government will stand with its primary producers to grab this Olympic-sized opportunity with both hands.