The Gold Coast Hockey Centre upgrade provides the Gold Coast with a world-class hockey facility that caters for elite training and competition as well as community use.
Key features of the venue upgrades include realignment of two synthetic hockey pitches to meet international competition requirements and major refurbishment of a shared clubhouse facility, including permanent seating overlooking the two synthetic pitches.
The Gold Coast Hockey Centre has a long-term legacy as a community sports facility that will also attract future elite hockey events and training camps to the Gold Coast.
The upgrades were completed in May 2017 and will host the hockey competition for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The redevelopment was funded by the Queensland Government, Australian Government and City of Gold Coast.
A third hockey pitch to be used as a warm-up venue for GC2018 was constructed between October 2015 and May 2016 at the Sports Super Centre at Runaway Bay. This new multi-use pitch may also accommodate a range of other sporting uses in the long term such as soccer, lacrosse and touch football.
The new synthetic hockey pitch has been built to the same specifications as for the two new pitches to be built at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre.
The project design consultant was Arup and the construction contractor was Polytan STI.