February Project Update

Works on Great Barrier Reef Arena continue….

Design is making smooth progress – 


  • Structural is complete
  • Architectural are 90% complete – with final client changes to be undertaken
  • Architectural Internal finishes and detailing well underway
  • Electrical drawings now received and issued for Construction 


With February a short month, and amongst recent wet weather, the piling platform works are now complete with the piling works wrapping up this week. The piling rig will leave site Monday putting an end to the noisiest portion of works on the project.


Works continue with detailed excavation for the large footing beams whilst reinforcement is being tied in preparation to pour these footings in the month of March. 


Civil works continue along the entry road from Lamb Street to the turnaround area.


Electrical early works are wrapping up with the relocation of the control box and associated submains for the lighting tower to free up space for the new concourse walkway. 


The long lead time items on the project are well underway with the lift going into fabrication after shop drawings obtaining approval. Structural steel shop drawings are progressing with detailing to the lower concourse now complete and L1 North stand wall and roof framing expected any day now.


Upcoming Works for March include;


  • In Ground Footings
  • Civil Site Works Including Stormwater
  • Commencement of Hydraulic Sewer works
  • Preparation for Ground Slabs to Amenities 


We thank you for your patience and understanding in advance as we deliver this exciting infrastructure to the Mackay community. Stay tuned for more project updates throughout 2022.



Principal Contractor profile



Over our 60-year history we have undertaken numerous significant developments within the sporting, community and hospitality sectors, including the design and construction of the Mackay Aquatic and Recreation Complex. We believe our strong experience, localised knowledge and our talented team are keys to the successful delivery of the Great Barrier Reef Arena.


We are a Queensland-owned contractor and are proud of the strong relationships we have with our local subcontractor and supplier market, having delivered a number of high-profile projects in the Mackay & Whitsunday region for Federal, State and Local governments.


As the head contractor for the redevelopment of Harrup Park, we’re excited to see the benefits the Great Barrier Reef Arena will bring to the local region.


Visit paynters.com.au to learn more about us.




February Project Update

January Project Update

The team are back on deck after the Christmas New Year break.

Design is still progressing, whilst on the ground, progress has been made on the piling platform and early civil works, with the driven piling works to commence next week.

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