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Second Qld council says no to Olympic bid

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016 Ed Jackson

Southeast Queensland mayors are expected to decide by the end of the month whether to push ahead with a feasibility study into a potential bid for the 2028 Olympic Games.

Logan City Council announced on Tuesday it would not contribute approximately $200,000 towards the study due to concerns the expense wouldn't come with a guarantee of tangible benefits to the area.

"Two hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money to commit to a report, a document that may not deliver any tangible benefits for our residents or businesses," Logan mayor Luke Smith said.

Mr Smith said the likely promotion of the games as "Brisbane 2028" would only bring limited benefits to the city of Logan.

"Hosting an Olympics generally costs governments far more than the perceived economic benefits they bring to the community and without guaranteed benefits for the people of Logan, our decision has been made to not support the bid any further," he said.

In August, Gold Coast City Council also voted to refuse to provide funding for the feasibility study.

Seven councils, including Brisbane, Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast, have already voted to provide funding for the study.

Ipswich City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council are yet to make their decision.

A spokeswoman for the Southeast Queensland Council of Mayors told AAP a final decision on whether to go ahead with the feasibility study would be made once all the councils had voted.

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