The Queensland Government secured its bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games under former Labor Premier Anna Bligh in 2011, and since then, efforts to begin construction of important games infrastructure have been in full swing.
The Games Village is set to be a centrepiece of the games and is evidently the key area for construction we've been keeping an eye on.
Under the direction of high-profile private developer Grocon the urban development project will provide 1500 new construction jobs, according to the Queensland Government.
Included in plans for the seven hectare site are more than 30 new buildings, each up to nine floors high.
The buildings will accommodate 6500 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials, from around the world, in more than 1200 apartments.
Looking back at Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, reports of the sub-standard quality of the games precinct - specifically the Athlete's Village - cast global humiliation over the host city.
Communal toilets, leaking ceilings, as well as unfinished walkways and buildings were just the skirts of major problems splashed across the media.
As such, it can be expected no expenses will be spared in ensuring high-quality infrastructure underpins the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.
Overall, the expected total value of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games precinct will bring in revenue close to $500 million for the Gold Coast, and it’s a project we're looking forward to seeing progress.
Opportunities beyond the Village
While the Gold Coast is already home to a number of great sporting complexes, the State Government has identified that some of these venues will need rejuvenation.
Other tender opportunities for major CG18 construction projects, including various sports centres and stadiums, will further bolster work prospects for our suppliers.
As listed on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Qld Gateway, the following construction work packages are still open for EOIs:
- Broadbeach Bowls Club (closes May 1, 2015)
- Gold Coast Hockey Centre (closes August 1, 2015)
- Runaway Bay Sports Centre (closes April 1, 2016)
- Robina Stadium (closes May 1, 2016)
- Oxenford Studio (closes September 1, 2016)
We've already been given a small taste of what's to come with the massive transformations of venues like the Carrara Sports Complex and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in the lead-up to the games.
The latter's redevelopment cost $41 million alone.
These large-scale projects are particularly important from a resource point-of-view, because they require such a vast variety of equipment.
Our dedicated team at PlantMiner is able to service the hire of all plant and equipment - we offer a full project solution to those looking to put their bids in.
For local suppliers, we can help you capitalise on the Commonwealth Games, by connecting you directly with the projects’ managers to service the job.
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For a detailed look at the Commonwealth Games Village, check out the Flythrough below