The new Queensland State Velodrome is located alongside the Brisbane Super X BMX Track at Sleeman Sports Complex and will provide a new centre of excellence for cycling in Queensland.
As Queensland's first indoor velodrome, this new world class facility will attract elite training squads and competition events to further the development of cycling in Queensland.
The new velodrome will be more than just a track cycling facility and the in-field area will have capacity to provide for a range of additional sport and recreation uses through the provision of mixed-use sports courts.
The velodrome is scheduled to be completed in mid-2016 and will host the Track Cycling competition for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
This project is jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Australian Government.
There are very few track building specialists in the world who are qualified to design and build velodrome tracks to Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards and no two tracks are exactly the same.
German company, Sportbau Schurmann GBH designed and built the velodrome track using their own patented design.
The Queensland State Velodrome will feature a 'wide track' which favours team pursuit cycling and is advantageous for training young cyclists because the bends are not as steep as narrower tracks.
The new Queensland State Velodrome
About the construction
This time-lapse video shows the commencement of the velodrome construction in November 2014 up to the completion of the 1160 tonne steel superstructure in January 2016.