Scenic Rim Regional Council has formed a community reference group to help support local events and activities planned for the period leading up to and during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April 2018.
The objective of the reference group is to help provide a coordinated approach across the region for proposed activities coinciding with the Games and to promote community awareness and participation at the local level.
The 2018 Readiness Reference Group provides a channel for groups to plug into not only Council, but the various administrative bodies and government agencies tied up with Games preparations.
The group comprises: Cr Michael Enright (chair) Joy Drescher (Beaudesert), Joy Young (Kalbar), Andy Fechner (Beaudesert), Aria Ferguson (Tamborine Mountain), Peter Harris (Tamborine Mountain), John Flanagan (Tamborine Mountain), Eva Judge (Boonah), Louise Dwyer (Beaudesert) and Heather Lindsay (Canungra).
Game Ready Community Projects and Activities
Scenic Rim community groups are being encouraged to get into the spirit of 2018 Commonwealth Games by applying for a share of $20,000 in grant funds.
Queen's Baton Relay
The Scenic Rim will host the Queen’s Baton Relay on 1 April 2018 (Easter Sunday). The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Tamborine Mountain as the venue for the final community relay leg before the Baton arrives on the Gold Coast on the final days of its journey to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.
To ensure the smooth running of the Queen's Baton Relay and the safety of participants and spectators, we have developed a Traffic and Road Plan for the Tamborine Mountain area. Check your location on the map to see how the timings of road closures may affect you.
Fires On Top Of Mountains
Fires on Top of Mountains is the Scenic Rim's 2018 cultural program in support of the Commonwealth Games. It is a multi-art form community arts activation celebrating and showcasing the culture, unique identity and stories of the Scenic Rim. Projects will be staged over a 12-month period leading up to and during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The Fires on Top of Mountains Project is proudly supported by the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley; the Queensland Government through the We Are Queensland initiative, and Arts Queensland’s Regional Arts Development Fund and Queensland Arts Showcase Program; and the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.
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