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Olympics Survey Results

426 people filled out the survey. Of this, 285 lived in the South Brisbane electorate. 151 of them lived in the suburbs that back onto the Gabba Stadium – Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba 

How do people feel about the Olympics?

 

Everyone

Just people who live in the South Brisbane Electorate

Just people who live in Woolloongabba or Kangaroo Point

Totally opposed

130

30.52%

70

24.56%

35

23.18%

Mostly opposed

95

22.30%

52

18.25%

28

18.54%

Neutral

45

10.56%

39

13.68%

19

12.58%

Mostly supportive

90

21.13%

72

25.26%

44

29.14%

Totally supportive

66

15.49%

52

18.25%

25

16.56%

 

Reasons why people don’t support:

  • The most common reason was: people thought it was a waste of public money
  • People also said they would rather the money be invested in the community
  • People were also concerned about the possible negative impact on the local area, like rising housing costs and traffic congestion
  • People also had looked to other cities around the world where Olympics have been negative for the local community

What are neutral people saying?

  • People like the Olympics and are feeling positive about the additional investment in local infrastructure it’ll bring, but are concerned about negative impacts like traffic congestion and cost of housing. People also are sceptical that the government will get the infrastructure right.

Reasons why people support:

  • People liked that it would likely bring investment in local infrastructure
  • They also saw it as having economic benefit for local businesses, boosting Queensland’s economy and creating jobs
  • People were proud of Brisbane, and thought the Olympics was an opportunity to showcase and celebrate our city
  • Others were happy with the legacy that expo 88 left and they were hopeful that the Olympics will do the same
  • People also were just big fans of sport!

 

If the Olympics goes ahead, what’s most important to you?

 

Everyone

Just people who live in the South Brisbane Electorate

Just people who live in Woolloongabba or Kangaroo Point

Improving public green space/parks

77

18.08%

66

23.16%

44

29.14%

Improving public transport

126

29.58%

82

28.77%

34

22.52%

Increasing housing availability and quality

69

16.20%

34

11.93%

17

11.26%

Rate caps

14

3.29%

12

4.21%

9

5.96%

Rent caps

54

12.68%

29

10.18%

9

5.96%

All of the above

10

2.35%

3

1.05%

3

1.99%

School

8

1.88%

6

2.11%

6

3.97%

Other

68

15.96%

53

18.60%

29

19.21%

 

Here's the most common themes from the 68 people who selected the 'Other' option for this question: 

  • Traffic congestion
  • Housing crisis
  • Green jobs/jobs
  • Improving footpaths and cycling infrastructure
  • Community facilities 
  • Enjoying the Olympics and making sure we’re good hosts
  • Compensation for impacted local businesses 
  • Putting community first

 

Are you a parent of East Brisbane State School?

  • 20 were parents of children at the East Brisbane State School
  • 50 were parents of children at nearby state schools
  • 356 answered no