Bucket list event in Noosa secures funding

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The future of the largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world – Queensland’s Garmin Noosa Triathlon – is secure until at least 2025, the Premier announced recently.

Speaking from the event, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland was the place to be for global athletes.

“Queensland’s great lifestyle and our world-class tourism destinations continue to attract major sporting events,” the Premier said.

“Our strong partnership with The IRONMAN Group Oceania through Tourism and Events Queensland has seen a new deal to support the Garmin Noosa Triathlon for a further two years from 2024-2025.

“The Garmin Noosa Triathlon is part of a six-event IRONMAN portfolio for Queensland – delivering globally renowned endurance events across the state.

“Attracting athletes from all over Australia and the world, the Garmin Noosa Triathlon is a bucket list location to compete.

“This is not only an opportunity for athletes to experience everything the Sunshine Coast has to offer, but a huge chance for our visitor economy to benefit from the influx of visitors.

“The Garmin Noosa Triathlon contributes $22 million to the local economy, supports nearly 100,000 visitor nights and brings more than 22,000 visitors to the region annually.

“This is an important event for the local visitor economy and it is important for the local community we give certainty it will continue.

“This event consistently attracts large numbers of athletes and spectators, who choose to stay and enjoy the hospitality the region has to offer.

“More visitors mean more demand for accommodation, transport, restaurant and café hospitality and iconic tourism experiences.  

“Queensland continues to carve out a reputation as a world-class sporting host and this boost to our exceptional suite of long-established endurance sport events sees us boasting some of the largest and highest profile of their kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

“In the golden runway to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games the partnership with The IRONMAN Group Oceania through Tourism and Events Queensland will see the sunshine state showcased on a global scale.

“The Palaszczuk Government continues to back The IRONMAN Group Oceania on our It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar because events build a sense of local pride, support jobs and strengthen the entire community.”

Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of The IRONMAN Group Oceania, said that the team is delighted to be continuing the successful partnership with the Queensland Government to deliver this world class event.

“The Queensland Government and The IRONMAN Group Oceania have a long history of successfully delivering world class events across Queensland, including the world’s largest Olympic distance triathlon, The Garmin Noosa Triathlon,” said Meyer. “This is an event that is incredibly important not only to the triathlon community but to the local community, and we’re thrilled that the Queensland Government has secured the future of this event until at least 2025.

“As we head into next year’s 40th anniversary of the event, we’re delighted that athletes, legends, celebrities and supporters will continue to flock to Queensland to be a part of the magic of the Noosa Triathlon,” he said.

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