Members of the lawn bowls, gymnastics and netball teams on Monday began settling into the much maligned village which is still to be completed just days ahead of the Games.


But Moneghetti said there were no complaints from the Australian quarters.

“I have only just arrived and I saw some water in the basements of the apartments still but I don’t think that is going to inhibit the athletes’ performance,” he said on Monday.

“There is a lot of action happening in the residential towers because there is a lot of work to be done in there – they are working very hard.

“I sit there and watch them beavering away, watching them set up for what is the reason why we are here which is for the athletes to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

“So it’s great to have some athletes arriving today.”

More than 30 Australian athletes will be in the village by Monday night with members of the men’s hockey and cycling teams next to arrive.

The first arrivals come a day after two more Australians – cyclist Travis Meyer and table tennis player Stephanie Sang – pulled out of the event due to safety and health worries, joining discus world champion Dani Samuels, who dropped out last week.

Australian Games chief Perry Crosswhite said on Sunday he was confident the athletes would find living arrangements, food and security acceptable when they arrived.

Moneghetti liked what he saw so far.

“The athletes have arrived, they got from the airport through accreditation, their baggage has arrived, they have eaten and slept so at this point in time they are the things you want to tick off,” he said.

“There has been a smooth transition into our accommodation.

“It’s great to have the athletes here so positive and looking forward to going out and seeing their venue.”