Local firm to redevelop Hockey Centre for 2018 Games

A GOLD Coast firm has been awarded the contract to redevelop a Gold Coast Hockey Centre as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) preparations.

Deputy Premier and the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney today announced Bundall-based MODE as architects of the hockey centre upgrade in Keith Hunt Park.

The Gold Coast Hockey Centre now joins the Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre, and Carrara Sports Precinct projects, as GC2018 venues currently in the design phase.


Mr Seeney said the Queensland Government would soon release a plan that would demonstrate how the delivery of the competition venues was on target to be completed well ahead of GC2018.

“The Queensland Government is focused on creating jobs and boosting the State economy and it’s great to see a local company given this opportunity,” Mr Seeney said.

MODE will present a concept design for the hockey centre later this year and consultation will also take place to ensure the hockey centre upgrades provide lasting benefits to the community far beyond GC2018.

Construction is due to be completed by early 2017.

The Commonwealth Games is expected to create up to 30,000 jobs and inject $2 billion into the economy.

Industry and suppliers can find out about business opportunities available through the Commonwealth Games at www.business.qld.gov.au/commonwealth-games.

For more on GC2018 venue infrastructure visit www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/gc2018