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Latrobe City Council partners with Victorian government to become regional host cities of Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games

Latrobe City Council partners with the Victorian government for Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games, showcasing sports, culture, and regional development with economic benefits and community engagement.

By news@gippsland - 7th June 2023 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council is proudly committed to partnering with the Victorian government as one of the regional host cities of the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games. The government's commitment to Latrobe reflects the state's unwavering support for regional development, showcasing Latrobe City as a world-class sporting destination and reinforcing its status as a vibrant hub for sports and culture.

2026 Commonwealth Games provides statewide benefits, and sustainable legacy, council collaborates for seamless integration with government, stakeholders, and community

2026 Commonwealth Games provides statewide benefits, and sustainable legacy, council collaborates for seamless integration with government, stakeholders, and community

Regional games showcase

Latrobe City Council Mayor, Councillor Kellie O'Callaghan said the decision to hold a portion of the Victoria 2026 events in Latrobe City is a testament to the city's exceptional infrastructure, passionate community, and unparalleled potential to host international sporting spectacles. "The Victorian government recognises the enormous benefits that hosting such a prestigious event can bring, not only to Latrobe City but to the entire Gippsland region."

"Government's commitment to hosting parts of the Commonwealth Games in Latrobe City is a testament to our region's outstanding capabilities and highlights the government's dedication to promoting regional growth and showcasing Latrobe City on the international stage, with our three major towns Moe, Morwell and Traralgon to take centre stage across the sports of Rugby 7's, Women's T20 Cricket, Badminton, Shooting and Cycling."

"By bringing a slice of the Commonwealth Games to Latrobe City, this monumental event will create a legacy for generations to come. It will importantly spur economic growth, generate employment opportunities, and attract tourism, resulting in a significant boost to the local economy," O'Callaghan said.

Inclusive games integration

O'Callaghan added, "The Commonwealth Games will not only bring world-class sporting action to Latrobe City but also provide an opportunity for the community to actively participate and engage in various cultural and entertainment events associated with the Games. The Games will inspire and engage the community, promoting active lifestyles, inclusivity, and a sense of pride among residents. It will lay the foundations for pathways to participation in the lead up, during and post the games."

The 2026 Commonwealth Games presents a unique opportunity that must reach all parts of the State - capturing real and positive benefits for locals and creating a sustainable legacy that future generations can enjoy. Council will continue to work closely with the Victorian government, the Office of Commonwealth Games and key stakeholders including local sporting and community groups, and business to ensure a seamless integration of the Games into the vibrant fabric of Latrobe City.

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