The first competition venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is set to open after managing contractor Watpac delivered a substantial upgrade to the facility on time and within budget.

Queensland Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jan Stuckey described the $41.39 million Gold Coast Aquatic Centre as ‘spectacular’ and said construction of the venue had been completed earlier than originally planned and in time to allow the Pan Pacific Championships to be held at…