The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is to be the venue for the swimming and diving events of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Redevelopment of the aquatic centre is one of the most significant Commonwealth Games legacy projects and will provide new world class facilities for the Gold Coast. The upgrade will include a new 10-lane 50 metre competition pool, new learn-to-swim pool, elevated spectator concourse/viewing terrace, new change room, gym and toilet facilities, community meeting rooms, event facilities, permanent seating for approximately 1000 people, and refurbishment of the existing eight-lane 50 metre pool and dive pool.
Construction by Principal Contractor WATPAC commenced in March 2013 and is expected to take approximately 16 months. A multidisciplinary team consisting of the dewatering contractor, hydrogeologists and Precise Environmental was engaged to develop a groundwater dewatering program which enabled refurbishment and construction of new pools while protecting the integrity of existing pool structures and environmental values of the nearby Broadwater.
Extracted groundwater shall be managed in accordance with the DEHP approved Dewatering Management Plan (DMP) prepared by Precise Environmental. The water quality monitoring program incorporated in the DMP shall be implemented by Precise Environmental to guide technical advice on water quality treatment processes and pro-active mitigation of environmental risks to the Broadwater.