Monday, June 24, 2024

Stewart to replace Williams on Brisbane Olympic committee

South East Queensland Mayors have backed Noosa Mayor, Clare Stewart, to join the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, following a vote at today’s Council of Mayors (SEQ) Board meeting.

Mayor Stewart will replace Redland City Council Mayor, Karen Williams, who stood down from her role on the committee following a car accident last week. Following the crash, Mayor Williams, publicly admitted to having consumed several glasses of wine at a post-Budget celebration on Council premises before getting behind the wheel of her Council-owned vehicle to drive home.

Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner said he was delighted to advise President Andrew Liveris that Mayor Stewart had secured the support of Council of Mayors (SEQ) to represent
South East Queensland councils on the organising committee.

“I have been in touch with Mr Liveris who is excited to welcome the Mayor and looks forward to working with her into the future,” Lord Mayor Schrinner said.

“Regional collaboration is a team sport and this is a great example of the Councils who
worked together to secure the Games continuing to work together as a team in the interest
of our region and its communities.

“SEQ Councils will play an important role during the Games, and I’m looking forward to working with Mayor Stewart to ensure they are an active part of the region’s 2032 journey.”

Mayor Stewart said it was a privilege to be selected to represent her fellow Mayors on the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee.

“The region’s Mayors pursued the Games as the catalyst to bring forward the infrastructure
and transport needed to support our region’s record growth. Ensuring we deliver on this
commitment to our communities will continue to be a priority for us,” Mayor Stewart said.

“Brisbane 2032 provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to positively transform South East Queensland and I look forward to.”

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