Gold Coast velodrome gets going
The $58 million Queensland State Velodrome Project, one of the centrepieces for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, is underway.
Queensland’s first indoor velodrome is intended to be a venue with long term relevance and legacy to further the development of cycling in Queensland and Australia. The new velodrome is being built at the southern end of the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, alongside the Brisbane Super Cross track.
The venue will have a world-class timber track and streamlined roof design to enable competition in most conditions.
Construction is being undertaken by Watpac and is scheduled to be completed in mid-2016. The velodrome has been designed by architects Cox, through its Brisbane-based affiliate Cox Rayner Architects. A separate contract is due to be awarded for the construction and design of the timber cycling track.