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Episode 119: Queensland State Velodrome

This week we look at the new Queensland State Velodrome. We talk to architect Richard Coulson of COX Architects, engineer Ian Ainsworth of ARUP and project manager Owen Burford of Watpac.

The Anna Meares Velodrome is located alongside the Brisbane Super X BMX Track at Sleeman Sports Complex and will provide a new centre of excellence for cycling in Queensland. As Queensland’s first indoor velodrome, this new world class facility will attract elite training squads and competition events to further the development of cycling in Queensland. The new velodrome will be more than just a track cycling facility and the in-field area will have capacity to provide for a range of additional sport and recreation uses through the provision of mixed-use sports courts. The velodrome is energy and water efficient and is the first velodrome in the world to have full LED broadcast-quality lighting. Anna Meares, a retired Olympian and Commonwealth Games Australian track cyclist, opened the track on 12 November, 2016.

The Velodrome will host the Track Cycling competition for The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The project is jointly funded by the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.

ASKIN Performance Panels supplied the crucial soffit panels that both allow for a crisp expressed edge to the facade and a cantilevered section for ventilation to building.

MAKMAX, proud to be chosen as the tensile membrane structure specialist for Queensland State Velodrome, Perth Stadium, Swan River Pedestrian Bridge . MakMax boasts a team of in-house, Australian qualified design, engineering, fabrication and installation professionals.

This weeks story is brought to you by:

Henderson Media Consultants

Producer: Jan Henderson Director: Ron Brown Camera Operators: Ron Brown Editor: Andrew Cox

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