The $41 million redevelopment of the Southport pool complex, originally developed in the 1960s, was the first venue delivered for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and has provided the Gold Coast with a world-class swimming and diving facility. Construction commenced in February 2013 and was completed ahead of schedule in June 2014 to host the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships event in August 2014.
Among the new facilities is a new 50 metre (10 lane) competition swimming pool, refurbished lane training and diving pools, and a new gymnasium. The venue also boasts a range of community facilities including a new learn-to-swim pool, children's play pool, crèche, café and function rooms.
The redevelopment of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre involved a high level of participation from local industry with more than 90% of organisations involved in the project based in South East Queensland.
The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre redevelopment project was a joint funding initiative by the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre redevelopment project
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