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Regional Victoria launches bid for 2030 Commonwealth Games

Regional Victoria has launched a revolutionary bid to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games.

Almost a dozen regional hubs would join forces to host ‘the people’s games.’

2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist John Steffensen told Nick McCallum there needs to be a change in the way the Games are held.

‘It’s quite evident that major cities that have a Commonwealth Games – it’s not commercially viable for them,’ he said.

‘We’re trying to develop a model which can be.’

Steffensen said 13 years is plenty of time to work out any logistical issues associated with holding the Games across a multitude of cities.

‘By that time, there’s going to be driverless cars on the road,’ he said.

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Shepparton Council is leading the charge, and will unveil its plan in full on Thursday.

Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Warrnambool, Wodonga, Nagambie and Mount Buller are other cities and towns linked with the bid.

Shepparton Mayor Dinny Adem told 3AW Breakfast he was confident it’d be a success, despite any travel and financial issues.

‘We’re very confident we could work through any challenges,’ he said.

The state government is yet to decide whether it will support the campaign.

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