Bligh banks on Games for growth
8 June 2010,
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh is banking on population growth and the Commonwealth Games to fast track infrastructure development on the Gold Coast.
The Premier says the Gold Coast’s population, predicted by some industry experts to reach one million residents by 2027, will continue to boom and careful planning is required to maintain the city’s quality of living.
The Premier again defended the decision to put State Government-owned assets up for sale, saying the ‘easy’ option of retaining these assets would push back local infrastructure upgrades such as the rapid transit project.