Christmas splash as amazing sports hub opens
Published on 17 December 2021
Pimpama Sports Hub has officially opened its doors today, providing the northern Gold Coast's growing population with the city's largest civic infrastructure project.
The City of Gold Coast's $94 million project is built across 14 hectares and is expected to attract up to 800,000 visitors in its first year.
Pimpama Sports Hub includes:
- State-of-the-art aquatic centre with five pools including a 50-metre outdoor pool, 25-metre 10 lane indoor pool, learn-to-swim pool, warm water program pool and a water play pool
- Community centre with main hall, meetings rooms and dance studio
- 12 netball courts, endorsed by Netball Queensland
- Eight tennis courts and one junior hot shot court
- Café, seating and barbecue facilities
- Fitness centre
- Events park with Amphitheatre
- 1 kilometre distanced marked walking trail
- Community park
- 6 EV Chargers for electric vehicles.
"This facility will be remembered as one of the best investments we have ever made in the northern Gold Coast. It's simply outstanding and will put smiles on thousands of faces every year," said Mayor Tom Tate.
There are currently around 74,364 residents living on the northern Gold Coast. This is projected to increase to 166,933 in the next 15 years.
"This project has been a significant contributor to keeping the city moving, boosting jobs for locals and injecting more than $161 million into the local economy," said Deputy Mayor Donna Gates.
Contractor ADCO Constructions commenced work onsite in October 2019 with more than 2,300 workers inducted and 93 per cent of the workforce recruited from Queensland. There are more than 60 staff members employed to work at the facility.
The project has set a benchmark for sustainability initiatives in an integrated aquatic, sports, community and recreation hub, with 1,924 solar power, battery storage and co-generation systems providing 45-50% of the annual electricity required at the site.
Find out more about the Pimpama Sports Hub.