We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
First concrete pour underway at Christchurch Metro Sports Facility
Work has commenced on the foundations for the new Christchurch Metro Sports Facility, with the first major concrete pour taking place on Tuesday 24th September.
The Metro Sports Facility is expected to open in early 2022. It will include a 10-lane competition pool, a large diving pool, five hydroslides, a warm water pool/spa/sauna/steam room, multi-purpose indoor courts, an aquatic sensory space and high-performance sports centre.
New Zealand Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods advised that 1100 metre3 of concrete had been poured for the foundations of the site.
Minister Woods advised "this is the first of around a half a dozen large concrete pours that will create the foundation for the largest sport and recreation venue of its kind in New Zealand.
“It’s great to see to a procession of more than 200 truckloads of concrete arriving on site.
“The Metro Sports Facility will cover an area about the size of two rugby fields and require around 16,000 metre3 of concrete and 3700 tonnes of structural steel to build, making it one of the largest projects in central Christchurch.
“Once all of the foundations are poured, people travelling along Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street will start seeing the structural steel going up early next year.
Minister Woods added: "this is great news for the local economy. Over 300 people are expected to be working on the Metro Sports Facility at the height of construction, so it will be a hive of activity before the doors even open to sport and recreation enthusiasts.”
13th September 2019 - New recreation facilities proposed for Christchurch
17th August 2019 - Christchurch City Council to consider Hagley Oval lighting proposal
14th August 2019 - Skills Active showcases major client Christchurch City Council
29th May 2019 - New Christchurch Stadium could cost almost $1 billion
26th October 2018 - Government gives financial approval for new Christchurch multi-use arena
14th September 2018 - Christchurch City Council agrees to allocate $220 million for new roofed stadium
13th July 2018 - Christchurch Metro Sports Facility groundworks to start next month
4th July 2018 - Christchurch City Council reveals plans to restructure Vbase
2nd June 2018 - Reborn QEII Recreation and Sport Centre opened in Christchurch
13th April 2018 - Architect highlights potential for multi purpose arena in Christchurch
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…read more
PulseTec Solutions is a leading provider of software systems and solutions to the health and fitness industry for more than a decade. Our key products and services include ClientConnect studio and…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…read more
The Calgym/Synergy group has had a long and proud history since 1976 as world leaders in the innovation, design and evolution of commercial strength and conditioning equipment. The Synergy group was…read more
Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…read more
Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!