June Project Update

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

Design is making smooth progress – 



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.


Civil Bulk Earthworks and Stormwater have been completed which will help drain away any future unseasonable wet weather for the remaining duration of the build.


The concrete plats were installed up to gridline 8 with the remainder arriving on site late June to complete the concourse and VIP seating areas.


Ground slabs were completed for the amenities, North stand wings and players races.


Blockwork resumed in all areas including the entry ramps, main concourse, amenities, north stand building, spectators’ berm and interchange benches.


Some painted sections of structural steel for the upper concourse have commenced installation with the remaining steel being delivered to the site in stages after being prepped and painted locally in Mackay.


Upcoming works for July include:


  • L1 formwork and concrete FRP for amenities and northstand building
  • formwork and reinforcing to concourse walkway behind seating
  • continuation of blockwork
  • scaffold to L1 areas and concourse external
  • install remaining concrete plat seating
  • install upper concourse steel
  • footings and steel to plaza deck area


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.

End of May


End of June



June Project Update

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