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Published On: Tue, Jul 21st, 2015

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre construction supports local jobs

Gold Coast firms are playing a key role in construction of the new $40 million Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones inspected construction progress of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games venue today.

Coomera_Leisure_Centre-480x320Ms Jones said 15 Gold Coast businesses were already contracted for work on the venue, which will host the gymnastics competition and netball finals for GC2018.

“From earthworks and steel fabrication to waste removal and site security, Gold Coast businesses are benefiting from the construction of this world class venue,” she said.

“Design and construction alone is generating 130 full-time equivalent jobs, with more than 1000 workers expected to play a role in delivering this world-class venue before the project is completed 18 months out from the Games opening ceremony.

“The venue will deliver much-needed sporting facilities for South East Queensland and will provide the community with infrastructure suited for a range of sports including netball, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics.

“This is a major legacy project for the Gold Coast in terms of jobs, business and infrastructure for the local community and Queenslanders will be able to enjoy its facilities before the Games and for many years after.”

Managing contractors Hansen Yuncken are tapping into the local talent with a growing list of Gold Coast businesses joining the project such as Gold Coast company Alltype Welding, who will spend up to 20,000 workshop hours pre-fabricating steel.

44, 14-metre steel columns will be installed in readiness for construction of the 600 tonne steel building structure which will take approximately ten weeks to build.

Assistant Minister for Defence and Federal Member for Fadden Stuart Robert said the Australian Government was proud of its $154 million investment in Commonwealth Games infrastructure, in partnership with the Queensland Government, for new and upgraded infrastructure that will support sport in Queensland long after the Games have finished.

“This will ensure a lasting impact not just for South East Queensland, but for the nation as a whole. Building this legacy from the investment will get maximum value for taxpayers’ precious dollars,” Assistant Minister Robert said.

Gold Coast Acting Mayor Councillor Donna Gates said the new Coomera Indoor Sports Centre would be a significant venue not only for the Commonwealth Games, but also for the local community in the northern Gold Coast region.

“The new indoor sports centre will be a multi-purpose facility and cater to a range of community sports after the Commonwealth Games in 2018,” Cr Gates said.

“As the representative for Coomera, I fought hard for this great legacy for our city and for the future generations living in the booming northern growth corridor.

“It’s very exciting to now see work progressing that will deliver the project in advance of GC2018.”

Gold Coast businesses that have won contracts as part of the design and construction of the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre include:

  • Hazell Brothers Group – Civil works (Burleigh Heads)
  • Alltype Welding – Structural steel (Stapylton)
  • Ausipile – Piling (Yatala)
  • ATF Gold Coast – Site fencing (Nerang)
  • Magic Door Industries – temporary electronic site security (Nerang)
  • Coast to Coast – Surveying (Hope Island)
  • Proskips – Waste removal (Burleigh Heads)
  • Nucon – Concrete supply (Upper Coomera)
  • The Australian Reinforcing Company Southport – Reinforcement supply (Molendinar)
  • Fugen Masonry – Blockwork (Nerang)
  • Kiss Graphics – Signage schedule design services (Burleigh Heads)
  • Stowe Australia – Electrical Services (Varsity Lakes)

Gold Coast Businesses that have won consultancy roles:

  • RLB – Audit quantity surveyor – Southport
  • BDA Architecture (in association with Peddle Thorpe) – Building architect – Broadbeach
  • Innovative Lift Consulting – Lift services design – Sanctuary Cove

Other South East Queensland businesses to win work packages associated with the venue include:

  • Retracom – Site accommodation (Logan)
  • John Dawson Electrical – EW Electrical Services (Brisbane)
  • Manly Concrete – Concrete place (Brisbane)
  • Otis Elevators – Vertical Transport (Brisbane)
  • Protectant Pest Management – Termite Protection (Logan)
  • PHP – EW Hydraulic Services – Newstead

About the Author

- Glenn Batten is the Principal Licensee of First National Real Estate Upper Coomera which provides residential property sales and property management services throughout the Northern Growth Corridor suburbs of Upper Coomera, Coomera, Pimpama, Willow Vale, Ormeau and Oxenford.

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