The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre has become the first venue completed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games following a $41 million revamp.
A $41 million revamp of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre has been completed, in the first major development project for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Queensland government confirmed the aquatic centre had been delivered ahead of schedule with the Southport-based location set to host the Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships in August.
“This spectacular new centre is just the beginning of a wave of investment,” Commonwealth Games minister Jann Stuckey said.
“I’m delighted the first facility has been delivered on time and on budget. I congratulate everyone involved.”
The redevelopment of the centre included construction of a new 50-metre competition pool, a 50m training pool, a diving pool and other facilities.
The Gold Coast City Council is hoping to open the centre to the public in September.
The aquatic centre is one of several sites across southeast Queensland that will be upgraded or developed for the 2018 Games.
Work is already underway to build the athletes’ village at the Gold Coast Parklands while the Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre, the Queensland State Velodrome and the Carrara Indoor Stadium are also earmarked for construction.