The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) will deliver the largest security workforce this country has seen in a decade to ensure everyone stays safe during GC2018.
Comprising of MSS Security, Wilson Security, SecureCorp and SNP, this consortium of four specialist Australian companies will deploy more than 4,000 security personnel during Games time.
GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said the safety and security of spectators and athletes would be a priority for GC2018.
This is a sporting event, it’s also the largest event Australia will see this decade, and we’re determined everybody will be able to enjoy the Commonwealth Games in a safe and friendly environment.
GOLDOC CEO, Mark Peters is confident that the primary security contractors would provide effective, professional, friendly and helpful security services for all GC2018 participants and visitors.
The security workforce model has been carefully tailored to the needs of the Games to ensure we have considered global risks, local risks, past major event experience and the local environment, while also drawing on the strengths of our Australian security workforce.
Representatives from the four firms will be embedded within GOLDOC to ensure a coordinated approach to security planning and delivery in conjunction with Queensland Police and other agencies at the State and national level.
GOLDOC Head of Security, Danny Baade said the security workforce would include both newly trained and experienced personnel.
South East Queensland has delivered many large events in recent years, the G20 Summit is just one example.
We’ll be providing a visible presence for GC2018 which is similar to what you would expect to see at a major Australian airport, while complementing the work of other security agencies.
Most recruitment and training of security personnel will commence during 2017.