Posted: 10:05 am on 23rd March 2015

gold-coast-commonwealth-games-logo The Gold Coast still has three years before it hosts the Commonwealth Games, but already the  dollars, and the problems, are flowing.

It’s estimated that the Games will cost the Queensland taxpayer at least $1.3 billion, but the Queensland Auditor-General has described the preparations as “not at the level of maturity required,” and work is already $77.9 million over budget.

It’s not hard to see where all the money is going either.

For example, Broadbeach Bowls Club, which will host the (surprisingly gripping) Lawn Bowls competition, is getting $200,000 upgrade, courtesy of the Queensland taxpayer (see here, and here).

No doubt, top-quality lawn bowls is at the top of the list of priorities for Queenslanders.

WasteWatch can’t wait to see what else our lucky northern cousins will be funding in the years ahead!

William Shrubb

will says:

Australins and their obsessive love of sport, no doubt they all support this largesse, so there you have it. Enjoy!

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