The Brisbane-based chairman of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Bid Committee says he has strong links to the tourist capital.
The Queensland Premier announced former Olympic swimmer Mark Stockwell will head up the bid for the 2018 games.
The Chairman says he wants a strong Gold Coast presence on his committee and will meet with Mayor Ron Clarke tomorrow.
“I want huge support from the Gold Coast and I have grown up in Brisbane and I have lived on the Gold Coast when I first got married,” he said.
“It is something that I am very comfortable with and I think what I’ll be looking for is large representation on the board from the Gold Coast people.”