Olympic officials knock Queensland’s $2.7b plan to rebuild Gabba

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Olympic officials have knocked the Queensland government's $2.7 billion Gabba redevelopment plan as the venue for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics Games remains up in the air.

The state government in November confirmed the stadium would be rebuilt to increase capacity and amenities in time for when millions swarm to Brisbane for the Games.

But in January, the plan for the venue was put under a 60-day review.

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International Olympic Committee member John Coates today said the uncertainty was beginning to affect the Games' brand.

He told the Courier Mail the Olympics movement is "on the nose in Brisbane" as it loses community support.

Others chimed in with agreeance, including Coates' counterpart Australian Olympic Committee's Ian Chesterman who said there were better and more creative solutions than the rebuild.

"I think the Gabba rebuild is dead, buried and cremated," Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

"They have wasted 1000 days of doing nothing," Deputy Opposition Leader Jarrod Bleijie said.

Infrastructure Minister Grace Grace, however, maintained the situation has not derailed.

"I don't think the Olympics and Paralympics of 2032 are on the nose. I think people are excited about it," she said.

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The government's initial plan of a "boutique Games" spread across venues like the Athletics Centre in Nathan and Suncorp Stadium is appearing more viable.

The original idea may also pave a way for the East Brisbane State School to be saved, which would have to be relocated under the Gabba rebuild plan.

"Our community was actually really excited about having the Olympics in Queensland but we wanted to do it in a sustainable way both financially and environmentally and to minimise the impact," Rethink the Gabba co-chair Melissa Occhipinti said. 

The review will not be ready until after the local government elections in mid-March, which the Greens claimed took pressure off Labor candidates.

"Not being available until after the council election lets a lot of council candidates off the hook who actually need to be clear with their communities about where they stand on this project," MP Amy MacMahon said.

A decision will not be finalised until after the review is completed next month.