Now our vision for Great Barrier Reef Arena has come to life, planning is already underway for the next stage of expansion.


Our growing regional population and central Queensland location sees Mackay ideally placed to become a vital regional hub for sports education and high performance training.


Together with hosting great events that inspire our community, we have a strong focus on participation and skills development.


With its large scale multipurpose precinct and connection with a diverse range of popular sports, GBRA provides a perfect base for education and training.


In particular, GBRA has a key role to play in supporting girls, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from rural and remote areas to achieve their sporting aspirations.


And with Queensland’s own Olympic Games on the horizon, GBRA can play an important part in developing talent and bringing international competition to our region.





Stage 2 of GBRA development is currently in planning and is anticipated to include:

Gym and fitness facilities

Community sports training facilities

Dormitory style accommodation

Recovery and rehabilitation facilities

Sports education spaces

High Performance training capacity