May Project Update

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

Design is making smooth progress – 

  • All architectural drawings have been issued for construction and finishes selection meeting has occurred
  • Landscape Operational Works Approved


  • 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 




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.
The completion of footings allowed for blockwork to commence on the project ready to accept the new ground slabs starting in June.
This month also saw some exciting delivers for the project with the lower concourse grandstand Structural Steel arriving and no time was wasted in getting this section installed ready for the concrete plat seating which also arrived on site at the end of the month.
Works away from the main building have also been completed with Ergon installing their padmount transformer, conduits run to the main fields centre for stump cam capabilities, AFL posts and netting installed and the existing changerooms refurbished internally.


Upcoming works for June include:


  • Ground Slabs to Amenities and North Stand Building
  • Blockwork to external structure and Amenities
  • Install Concrete Plat Seating
  • Commence Upper Concourse Structural Steel
  • Commence External Refurbishment of Existing Changerooms
  • Begin new Interchange benches
  • Scaffold and Formwork to L1 Slab above amenities
  • Entry Plaza Deck works to commence near function room

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.


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May Project Update

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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