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Anna Meares Velodrome

‘It’s a beautiful track. It’s going to create a wonderful atmosphere for the Commonwealth Games competition.’
Anna Meares, Australian track cycling champion.

The new Anna Meares Velodrome is Queensland’s first permanent indoor track cycling venue, which is designed to be a hub for cyclists of all levels and is the home of Cycling Queensland. 

Located at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane, the velodrome integrates with the Brisbane Super X BMX Track located next door. It houses facilities that cater for a range of cyclists, as well as being suitable for a range of indoor court sports.

Completed in September 2016, the velodrome is energy and water efficient, and nearby areas have been landscaped with drought-resistant native plants. The velodrome is also the first velodrome in the world to have full LED broadcast-quality lighting.

It has already attracted elite training squads and competitions to Queensland, including the 2017 and 2018 National Track Championships.  

During Games time the facility will host thousands of fans who will experience the speed and thrill of international track cycling. 

Stadiums Queensland own and manage this venue.

Key venue stats

The managing contractor was Watpac and the architect was Cox Architecture

Will host 20 medal events during the Games

$60 milion

Construction commenced late November 2014 and was completed in September 2016 at a cost of $60 million

Stakeholder Partners

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Events held during the Commonwealth Games

The following event will be held at this venue:

Location

Anna Meares Velodrome

Ring Road,
Chandler QLD 4155

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Legacy sports held at venue

Fast facts

Interesting information that you may not know about the venue or the sports that use the venue.

Named after Anna Meares, a multiple Olympic, World and Commonwealth track cycling champion

It takes 58 km of timber (40 x 40) to create an international competition standard cycling track

The track’s timber is from Siberia, where the cold conditions are ideal for producing wood suitable for velodromes

The fastest track cyclists travel at an average of 64 km/h (men) and 55 km/h (women)

Track cycling events are divided into two categories: Sprint (less than 11 laps) and Endurance (greater than 11 laps)

The venue's managing contractor was Watpac and the architect was Cox Architects

Benefits

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this project will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:

  • GC2018 supports jobs growth over 10 years
  • Queensland businesses experience significant economic uplift
  • GC2018 creates opportunities for permanent legacy benefits from infrastructure improvements, including the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2
  • GC2018 is leveraged to support the sport and recreation industry to better cater for active communities from grass roots to high performance

Employment, environment and sustainability

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the employment, environment and sustainability benefits that this project will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:

  • Water and energy efficient measures include transparent roof, water efficient appliances, rainwater tanks and LED lighting
  • Large fans used in place of air conditioning
  • Designed to host para-sports events
  • Complies with National Construction Code requirements for accessibility 
  • Central location of the venue in Brisbane ensures its accessibility to a larger cycling population across South East Queensland. 
  • Integrated with adjoining BMX track and other facilities at the Sleeman Sports Complex
  • Provides Cycling Queensland with a new corporate headquarters.

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