My question is to the Premier. Premier, in your capacity as the Minister for the Olympics, what specific policies, including rent caps or regulating short-term accommodation, has the government considered to ensure that the 2032 Olympic Games do not drive increased housing stress and homelessness, which is a well-documented phenomenon in Olympic Games cities around the world?
I thank the member for the question. I might make a couple of points about that. First of all, when we did the bid we had to show that, when you take in the villages for the athletes and the accommodation, there is enough accommodation not only for people to come and watch the games but also for the people, the athletes and the teams that come and support them. I think there is that part of it. Secondly, London had a great legacy whereby they were able to look at some areas of London and do some renewal projects. That is something on our radar as well. We will look at some areas across Queensland and see where our legacy could be in terms of some revival in certain areas of the state.
Are rent caps or regulating short-term accommodation on the list of considered options?
I do not think we had that for the Commonwealth games either, but I will double-check for you. Could I add: once the village is finished with we can turn that into housing.
Olympics Exacerbating Housing Crisis