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Davis Langdon to build new Mackay multi-purpose indoor sports arena

Davis Langdon to build new Mackay multi-purpose indoor sports arena
October 19, 2011

Property and construction consultants Davis Langdon has been selected as the preferred project manager for the Mackay multi-purpose indoor sports facility development.

The Mackay Basketball Multisports Stadium Building Committee sifted through ten expressions of interest before deciding on Davis Langdon.

Committee chairman Nigel Thomas said the firm had the expertise and processes to deliver a first class project, stating "we rigorously analysed the tenders and scrutinised their methodology and general understanding of the project.

"Davis Langdon has a good track record, extensive market knowledge and has delivered some significant projects throughout Australia."

Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, has developed projects including the Logan Indoor Sports Arena and Queensland Academy of Creative Arts in Brisbane, along with the Whitehorse Multi-Purpose facility and the State Volleyball Centre in Melbourne.

The project to transform Mackay's Candlestick Park stadium into a modern multi-purpose facility is being delivered thanks to a $6 million funding commitment from the Federal Government's Community Infrastructure Grants program.

Plans for the facility include the construction of three additional multi sport indoor courts to complement the existing two indoor basketball courts, additional change rooms, toilet amenities, upgraded canteen and bar facilities, and a mezzanine spectator level.

Thomas said engaging a project manager was a significant milestone for the development.

Mackay Basketball, Mackay Netball, Sporting Wheelies & Disabled Association and futsal are the major stakeholders in the facility.

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