Gold Coast Optus Aquatic Centre Swimming Pool Photos

Gold Coast Optus Aquatic Centre

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (also known as the Optus Aquatic Centre for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games) is a public swimming pool complex located in the Southport Broadwater Parklands on the Gold CoastQueensland. It will be the swimming and diving facility for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast Optus Aquatic Centre

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Opened in the 1960s as the Southport Pool. The complex was renamed to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in the late 2000s.

Gold Coast Optus Aquatic Centre

 In 2018, the Gold Coast will host the Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will be the swimming and diving facility for the event. 

Gold Coast Optus Aquatic Centre

Approximately $40 million will be spent on redeveloping the complex. The redevelopment will see the construction of an additional 10-lane competition pool, additional change rooms and new meeting rooms. 

Work began on the redevelopment in March 2013.


Gold Coast Optus Aquatic Centre

Although the expansion was expected to be completed by 2017, the construction has been brought forward to allow the venue to host the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in 2014. 

Gold Coast Optus Aquatic Centre

During the 2014 refurbishment, additional water facilities were added as follows:
  • New 50m x 25m wide Olympic standard Competition swimming pool - 10 lanes
  • New 15m x 10m wide Indoor Learn To Swim pool
  • New Freeform Splash pool with water play features




    The refurbishment building design by Cox Rayner Architects has received the 2015 Queensland State Architecture Award for Public Architecture from the Australian Institute of Architects. Wikipedia 



    Southport Swimming Pool 2013 
    The beginning of Construction of Games Pool

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