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Lendlease to set first with Gold Coast 2018 deal

Property and infrastructure company Lendlease has reached an agreement to sponsor the 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Games multi-sport event, which will take place in Australia’s Gold Coast region.

The Australian company will serve as an official delivery partner and the official supporter for property and infrastructure of the event.

Lendlease will manage the delivery of 15 competition venues to Games standard across South East Queensland, Townsville and Cairns as part of the agreement.

The company will provide planning, programming, logistics and supervision to help transform existing facilities into Games-standard competition venues.

Kate Jones, Australia’s Minister for the Commonwealth Games, said: “Lendlease brings its own Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan to the Games, which complements all that we are doing to promote the spirit of reconciliation through the Games.

“It’s the first time that a major international sporting event of this scale has committed to a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

“Through the RAP, we have an opportunity for Games partners to deliver real and tangible legacy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, such as employment and training opportunities, and a greater cultural awareness of our unique heritage.”

The Games will run from April 4-15.