Gecko Talks – 22nd November – GC2018: How can I help carry on the legacy?

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) has delivered a lot of ‘firsts’ for the Gold Coast. Now the real challenge is how we, as a community, adopt its legacy in areas such as environmental behavioural change.

Katie Barton-Harvey, Sustainability Marketing Manager for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), will outline the major ‘behind the scenes’ work that’s been done to ensure the Games’ success continues after the closing ceremony.

She’s guest speaker at Gecko Talks at Currumbin RSL later this month and will outline some of the work done over the past four years or more to ensure the success of GC2018 and that there’s a continuing positive legacy for our local economy, environment and society.

Katie will encourage the audience—and the Gold Coast in general—to continue the work set up over the past four years around sourcing responsibly, managing impacts and inspiring inclusion.

The legacy of GC2018 is multitudinous from infrastructure such as public transport, improved roads and new stadiums as well as inspiring the 15,000 volunteers and the wider community to make positive choices to benefit the Gold Coast’s natural environment.

The Gold Coast has set a high bench mark as Australia’s first regional city to host such Games.

Everyone is welcome to this free event where Katie will update the audience on the Games and challenge them to take positive initiatives towards behaviour change post-Games.

Don’t forget, you can buy a meal at the Currumbin RSL before the talk. Please call Gecko on 07 5534 1412 to book or for more information. Or turn up on the night.

When:   Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Time:     6:45PM for 7:00PM Start

Where:  ‘The Cove Room’, Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin

Cost:      FREE! Don’t forget, you can have a meal there before the talk.

Book:      Call Gecko on 07 5534 1412 or turn up on the night.

Currumbin RSL



07 Nov 2017


10:00 am - 8:30 pm