Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ venues
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) events will be hosted across 18 world-class competition venues located on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. In preparation for GC2018 the Queensland Government will deliver three new competition venues and undertake major upgrades to a further seven venues that will provide important sport and community facilities for Queensland.
The Commonwealth Games Village will be one of the most significant legacy projects of GC2018. The project will include 1252 apartments and townhouses across 18 buildings and will provide accommodation and services to 6600 athletes and officials during GC2018.
The Queensland Government has undertaken detailed planning with key stakeholders and user groups to identify the best possible sport and community infrastructure outcomes for Queenslanders with all new and upgraded competition venues on schedule to be delivered at least 12 months ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
The Gold Coast Cycle Centre and neighbouring Nerang National Park will be the location for the GC2018 mountain bike competition. The project includes new and upgraded mountain bike trails and building facilities. Construction of the Gold Coast Cycle Centre upgrades commenced in January 2016 and were completed in July 2016 and the mountain bike trail is scheduled for completion in late 2016.
Upgrade works to the Broadbeach Bowls Club greens and clubhouse were completed in May 2016.
Revitalisation of the Carrara Sports Precinct will provide new and upgraded facilities for a range of elite and community sporting groups on the Gold Coast. The works include construction of the New Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre as well as upgrades to Carrara Stadium and Carrara Indoor Stadium. Construction on the new Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre commenced in early 2015 and all precinct works are on schedule for completion in early 2017.
The Belmont Shooting Complex will host the Clay Target, Full Bore, Pistol and Small Bore shooting events for GC2018. The $16.5 million Belmont Shooting Centre Project includes a range of permanent upgrades and temporary facilities to meet international competition requirements for GC2018.
The Queensland Government are working with private developer Grocon who will redevelop Parklands for use as the Commonwealth Games Village. After GC2018 the Parklands redevelopment will form the key residential, commercial and retail part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. Early site works commenced in August 2014 and construction is scheduled for completion in late 2017.
This venue will host the GC2018 gymnastics competition and netball finals. Construction commenced in early 2015 and is scheduled for completion in mid-2016.
The $41 million redevelopment of the Southport pool complex, originally developed in the 1960s, has provided the Gold Coast with a world-class swimming and diving facility. Construction commenced in February 2013 and was completed in June 2014, and was the first venue delivered for GC2018.
This venue upgrade includes improvements to existing community facilities and creation of two new synthetic pitches and a turf pitch. Construction commenced in February 2016 and is scheduled for completion in early 2017. A third hockey pitch was constructed at the Sports Super Centre at Runaway Bay to be used as the GC2018 hockey training venue.
Construction on Queensland's first indoor Velodrome commenced in December 2014. This new world-class facility will be located alongside the Brisbane Super X BMX Track at Sleeman Sports Complex and will provide a new centre of excellence for cycling in Queensland.
Other GC2018 sporting venues
The following venues will also host GC2018 sporting events but do not require any major upgrade works.
- Southport Broadwater Parklands will host the marathon, race walking and triathlon
- Robina Stadium will host the Rugby 7s
- Elanora/Currumbin Valley will host the road cycling
- Oxenford Studios will host the boxing, table tennis and squash
- Cairns Convention Centre will host the basketball heats
- Townsville Convention Centre will host the basketball heats
- Coolangatta Beachfront will host the beach volleyball
For more information about Queensland Government's preparations for GC2018 view our interactive progress report Ahead of the Games.