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2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games TM
Preparations are already well underway in readiness for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games TM (GC2018) that will leave a lasting legacy for the Gold Coast for years to come.
The first Commonwealth Games venue to be completed is the $41 million Gold Coast Aquatic Centre at Southport. It is Australia’s newest international-standard aquatic centre and made its international debut as the venue for the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in August. This major event saw two world records broken, reinforcing the aquatic centres reputation as the perfect venue for world champions to compete at their best.
Early works are now underway on the Commonwealth Games Village at Parklands, which will host approximately 6500 athletes and team officials in the lead up and during GC2018. The Commonwealth Games Village is the single-most significant Commonwealth Games legacy project, with Parklands set to become a mixed-use residential and commercial precinct as part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct after the event.
The managing contractor has been announced for the Carrara Sports Precinct and Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre projects. Work is expected to commence in early 2015 on the $114 million upgrade to the Carrara Sports Precinct. This includes construction of the new Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, upgrades to the existing indoor centre and permanent improvements to Metricon Stadium.
Construction of the $40 million Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre will also commence in 2015. This new facility will be both an elite-level and community-use venue and provide much-needed sporting facilities for the high growth areas in the northern Gold Coast region.
lasting legacy for the Gold Coast
spotlight will shine on the Gold Coast in 2018