Public Utility Provider Coordination
Two years out from Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games it was recognised that an intensive preparation process was required to ensure that public utility providers were ready for GC2018. This required input and commitment from Energy Queensland, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, NBN Co., Foxtel, Powerlink, Gold Coast Water, SEQ Water, Queensland Urban Utilities and TPG. It was paramount that capital works were programmed to ensure integration and that no works occurred across the Games period; that infrastructure was suitable for increased capacity and that an operational plan was developed and tested for Games time.
Overarching coordination was provided through workshop facilitation, integrating capital works programs and gaining commitment for construction moratoriums. This project was highly successful and was assisted by the development of strong relationships and innovative use of tools such as cloud-based GIS for information sharing.