FUTURE NOOSA: David "Fletch" Fletcher says Noosa should join forces with 10 other councils in the bid for the 2032 Olympics.

Council candidate says region missing out on Olympic bid

A FUTURE candidate for Noosa Council says it should join forces with 10 other councils in the bid for the 2032 South East Queensland Olympics.

David "Fletch" Fletcher says Noosa Council's quiet stance on the Olympics bid was confusing and it should be taking advantage of the bid.

"For reasons not shared with the community, our council has refused to join the South East Queensland Council of Mayors in planning an Olympics bid," he said.

"At a public forum in Noosaville last month, Fairfax MP Ted O'Brien, former Brisbane mayor Graham Quirk and former Tourism Noosa CEO Steve McPharlin discussed the bid, but Noosa mayor Tony Wellington was not in attendance.

"Asked what role Noosa Council wanted, Mr O'Brien said Noosa had made it very clear it wanted nothing to do with it [the Olympics]."

Mr Fletcher said Cr Wellington appeared to have given the bid "the flick" without consulting the community.

"In fact I can find no record of it even going before the council. It's all very strange," he said.

The membership of the Council of Mayors comprises 10 of the 11 South East Queensland councils - Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, but Noosa has opted not to join.

Potential Olympics hosts are expected to be able to start their dialogue with the International Olympic Committee in 2021, with the final award of the 2032 Games to be made in 2025.

Mr Fletcher said the internationally-loved region should be capable of hosting world class sporting events.

"We should at least be seeking to host one Olympics sport and one Paralympics sport," Mr Fletcher said.