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Start of construction at the Queensland State Velodrome

As I approached Chandler Velodrome this afternoon on the way to a Repsych Sunday afternoon training session, I noticed a Watpac construction sign. Ahhh, construction on the Queensland State Velodrome must have started!

After the Repsych training session I investigated. Sure enough, the old car park shade structures had been demolished and earthworks had begun.

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Watpac construction traffic sign

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Construction site entrance gate

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Construction site entrance gate

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There appears to be an excavation up there, most likely for the velodrome foundations

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Behind the trees there are several earthmoving trucks, with excavators behind the site office

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Site of the new Queensland State Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane

I had heard that the construction site offices had been erected for the new Queensland State Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane. I thought I would take a few photos of the site before work started.

Queensland-based construction group Watpac was awarded the construction contract (Queensland Government media release dated 15 August 2014) for the new $55 million velodrome being built for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Apparently Watpac took possession of the site in October 2014. Brisbane-based Cox Rayner Architects was awarded the design contract (Queensland Government media release dated 13 June 2014). A separate contract will be awarded for construction and design of the timber cycling track.

The new velodrome is due to be finished by mid-2016.

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