A local company has won the contract to design the wrestling venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The Queensland government on Thursday announced BDA Architecture would be responsible for the design of the $52 million Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre, to be built in the Gold Coast’s north for the Games.
The venue is expected to be a 2500 capacity indoor sports centre which is one of four new facilities being purpose-built for the Games.
A total of 17 venues across the Coast will be upgraded or refurbished for the Games including the Southport Aquatic Centre and the parklands precinct, which will house the games athletes’ village.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says games planning is running to schedule.
“The upgrade of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre has started, we have taken possession of the Gold Coast parklands, and we have progressed the selection of a private developer for the Commonwealth Games Village,” Mr Newman said in a statement.