March 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 

Works continued in March with the large footings beams to the grandstand area being poured up to Gridline 11. Footings and ground slabs will continue to progress into April.

The sewer drainage works have been completed and inspected for the amenities in preparation for footings to continue. Sewer works to Juliet Street have also been completed and backfilled. The existing house to be removed on Juliet Street has been vacated and disconnected in preparation for removal in early April..

Civil works are progressing well with bulk earthworks continuing and civil infrastructure items arriving on site ready to commence stormwater works over the coming weeks.
The Lighting Tower change-over was completed with the old lighting control box and associated in ground submains being relocated to make way for the new build.

Structural Steel is now well into fabrication with the first delivery of steel expected to arrive early May with works commencing shortly after.


Upcoming Works for April include;


  • In Ground Footings continuing to upper section
  • Civil Infrastructure works (Stormwater)
  • Civil Infrastructure works (Stormwater)
  • Sewer Drainage for Changerooms
  • Existing Changeroom upgrades to commence
  • Footings for new AFL posts


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.



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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.


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March Project Update

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