Structures to ensure delivery of Commonwealth Games legacy are set for approval
The delivery structures that will enable to the council to best realise the legacy of the Birmingham 2022 Games are set for approval on 14 February 14.
A report to Cabinet Members notes the previously-confirmed opportunity to access underspend from Games time budgets still exists – and a Legacy Portfolio Team within Birmingham City Council is now required to continue to coordinate and drive forward the city’s ambitions, as set out in both the Corporate Strategy and the council’s own Games Legacy Plan.
The Team will act as a central entity and coordinating body to take on responsibility for ensuring delivery to time and budgets. It will not be directly responsible for project delivery but will provide a structure for the oversight and assurance of any legacy projects delivered as a result of any additional funding.
And it will be through the Portfolio’s governance that decisions about new projects will be made, and the legacy programmes will be monitored and maintained.
Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “As I stressed from day one, the Games were always about much more than the memorable 11 days of sport we were the Proud Host City for last summer.
“We need to maximise the positive impact of staging the Games for people in all of our neighbourhoods and this report outlines how we will ensure the benefits of Birmingham 2022 are felt right across the city for years to come.”
To view the upcoming Cabinet report, visit the agenda papers for the 14 February meeting.