Australians Break Ground on $41 Million Gold Coast Aquatic Center Upgrade
First ground has been turned on the $41 million renovation to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in preparation for the 2014 Pan Pac Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games (Photo Courtesy: Southport Olympic)
Ground was broken this week on the 41 million AUD (42.7 million USD) upgrade to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in Southport, Queensland in preparation for hosting duties both at the 2013 Pan Pac Championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The first stage of the upgrade kicked off in a ceremony with Minister for the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate breaking ground on the 50 meter competition pool.
The construction schedule for the complex puts it at completion in mid 2014, in time for the Pan Pacific Championships that run from August 21st-25th.. Officials said the beginning of construction marked a “major milestone” for the Gold Coast as it prepares to host these events.
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