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Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Village opened for competitors and officials

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Village opened for competitors and officials
March 25, 2018

With Commonwealth Games Village set to become a home away from home for 6,600 athletes and team officials as of today, media have been given an exclusive tour of the Village and its facilities.

Situated on 29 hectares, including seven hectares of open parklands, the Village features 18 new buildings; housing 1,252 dwellings - that's 1,170 apartments and 82 townhouses.

Broken up in three zones - International, Residential and Operational - the Village has been architecturally designed to capture the essence of South-East Queensland and has embraced the city's colourful cultural heritage, paying special attention to sunlight, shading, natural air flows and water.

Six signature Queensland zones (Beach, Outback, Rainforest, Reef, Sunset and Surf) will accommodate athletes and officials and offer services such as laundry, refreshments and TV and computer spaces and four residential pools.

The Technogym-equipped Village Gym

Among these are a Games Room - featuring a number of arcade games, pool tables and game consoles for the athletes to enjoy their down-time and the Village Gym, which will be managed by qualified strength and conditioning staff.

Designed with guidance from the Australian Institute of Sport and equipment, the gym features free weights, stretching areas, power racks, and weight and cardiovascular machines – with much of the equipment and technology rovided by GC2018 sponsor Technogym.

Adjoining the gym is the Athlete Recovery Area which provides athletes the opportunity for plunge baths, including accessible baths, saunas and massage and consults from the Sports Medical personnel.

The heart of the Commonwealth Games Village

Expecting to treat 270 patients each day, the Polyclinic will service the medical needs of all residents 24 hours a day. Consisting of Optometry, Podiatry, Radiology and Wheelchair and Prosthetic services and emergency medical care, the Polyclinic will also have a mobile dental van - a Commonwealth Games first.

The Village Heart - the centrepiece of the Village – has been inspired by the Gold Coast's natural bridge rock formation and waterfall, the Village Heart is a place for the athletes and team officials to come together and relax.

Alternatively, they can go for a stroll, run or enjoy all the entertainment on offer in the seven-hectare green space 'backyard' featuring walking paths and stages for live entertainment.

Flags of Nations on Village Way.

In the International Zone, athletes can meet with designated friends and family, enjoy Festival 2018 events, as well as visit retail shops, the Optus phone store, Salon XXI or just hang out at the bar

Art installations and murals add to the Village colour including a painting by Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton - which is made up of thumb prints from our 15,000 volunteers.

GOLDOC Chief Executive Mark Peters, sprint superstar Yohan Blake, GOLDOC Chair Peter Beattie and Queensland Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones.

A self-serve buffet style dinner rounded out the tour with a number of menus available, including 'Asian', 'Halal' and 'Western' and was complemented by a salad and dessert bar.

The Main Dining is expected to serve over 18,000 meals daily and will meet a variety of requirements including dietary, nutritional, recovery, cultural, religious and medical. Menus available include 'Asian', 'Halal' and 'Western' and are complemented by a salad and dessert bar.

Hope Kerslake, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation

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