The Gold Coast Hockey Centre upgrade project will provide the Gold Coast with a world-class hockey facility that caters for elite training and competition as well as community use.
Key features of the venue upgrades include realignment of two synthetic hockey pitches to meet international competition requirements and major refurbishment of a shared clubhouse facility, including permanent seating overlooking the two synthetic pitches.
The Gold Coast Hockey Centre upgrades are scheduled for completion in early 2017 and will host the hockey competition for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
What are some of the unique features of this new venue?
The venue will boast two international standard synthetic hockey pitches suitable for international competition.
Expansion of the existing amenities building will include new meeting rooms, kitchen and bar facilities, a function room, change rooms, toilets and permanent spectator seating overlooking the two synthetic pitches.
When will construction be completed on the Gold Coast Hockey Centre?
Construction on the Gold Coast Hockey Centre is scheduled for completion in early 2017, 12 months ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
Construction of the hockey pitch upgrades will be staged in-between hockey seasons to minimise disruption to existing activities on the site.
Construction on the amenities building commenced in February 2016 and are scheduled for completion in late 2016.
How are locals businesses expected to benefit from the Commonwealth Games?
Local businesses are already benefitting from this project with the architect, quantity surveyor and head contractor all based on the Gold Coast.
The Queensland Government is committed to giving Queensland suppliers full, fair and reasonable access to tender opportunities arising from the Commonwealth Games.
How will the Gold Coast Hockey Centre be utilised after the Commonwealth Games?
The Gold Coast Hockey Centre has a long-term legacy as a community sports facility that will also attract future elite hockey events and training camps to the Gold Coast.
What sports will be hosted at this venue during the Commonwealth Games?
This venue will host the hockey competition for GC2018.
Who are the funding contributors for the Gold Coast Hockey Centre?
The Gold Coast Hockey Centre redevelopment is funded by the Queensland Government, Australian Government and City of Gold Coast.
Who will manage the venue once operational?
The Gold Coast Hockey Centre is an asset of the City of Gold Coast and will continue to be leased by the Labrador Hockey Club and Gold Coast Hockey Association.
Where do I find out more information about the project?
Warm-up pitch at Sports Super Centre
A third hockey pitch to be used as a warm-up venue for GC2018 was constructed between October 2015 and May 2016 at the Sports Super Centre at Runaway Bay. This new multi-use pitch may also accommodate a range of other sporting uses in the long term such as soccer, lacrosse and touch football.
The new synthetic hockey pitch has been built to the same specifications as for the two new pitches to be built at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre.
The project design consultant was Arup and the construction contractor was Polytan STI.