July Project Update

<!– Works on Great Barrier Reef Arena continue….

Design is making smooth progress – 


Upper concourse structural steel has commenced with the large, welded beams being lifted into position. The remaining concrete plat seating has been installed including the VIP seating area that sits outside the Hamilton Room.


The last of the GBRA ground slabs were poured and blockwork and concrete columns followed allowing for the commencement of formwork.


The concourse walkways have been lined with Bondek in preparation for concrete works to follow the already poured entry ramp and stairs.


The service trades have increased activity on site with rough in commencing on the amenities.


A big month of August awaits with the following key objectives to be undertaken:


  • FRP main Level 1 slab to North Stand Building
  • Continued install of structural steel to upper concourse and north stand building.
  • Install Purlins in preparation for roofing commencement
  • Continue with scaffold installation as required
  • Majority of blockwork to be finalised in August with the remaining lift shaft and access stairs to be completed in September
  • Installation of footings and lower steel for cricket sight screen
  • Footings to be installed in preparation for the Plaza deck


We’ll also be welcoming a few visitors to site during August… stay tuned for updates!


We thank you for your patience and understanding in advance as we deliver this exciting infrastructure to the Mackay community.



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.

End of June


End of July



May Project Update

June Project Update

June proved to be a productive month with some good weather finally prevailing. This allowed the Great Barrier Reef Arena structure to really start to take shape.

Read More

May Project Update

The month of May unfortunately saw more unseasonable wet weather fall across the Mackay Region. Despite this works have been progressing well with both Civil Bulk Earthworks and Civil Stormwater nearing completion and all footings for the main building structure complete.

Read More

April Project Update

After a wet month in April combined with multiple public holidays, works have continued to progress on site as much as possible.

Read more

March Project Update

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.

Read more

February Project Update

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.

Read more

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.

Read more