Studios that regularly host headline actors and blockbuster film productions will be temporarily transformed for sports stars, officials and spectators during the Games.
The state-of-the-art film and television studios at Oxenford Village Roadshow Studios will host the Boxing, Squash and Table Tennis competitions. Temporary infrastructure at the venue was completed in April 2016 and will enable elite athletes to perform to their peak during the Games, while spectators and officials will experience the elite-level competition in comfort.
To ensure the studios successfully adapt to the Games and leave a legacy for film and television production, Village Roadshow and the Queensland Government entered into a partnership that simultaneously delivers a Games venue and provides a major drawcard for film productions.
The investment has already delivered benefits to Queensland, with the studios being used for the filming of Marvel Studios Thor: Ragnarok in 2016. Other film and television productions are expected to take advantage of the state’s world-class facilities, diverse locations and access to skilled professionals.
Key venue stats
Sound Studio 9 is Australia’s largest studio, with a floor area of 4,000 square metres
Cost of Sound Stage 9 was $15.5 million, with the Queensland Government contributing $11.1 million
Primarily built for film and television productions, the studios are versatile in hosting sporting events
Oxenford QLD 4210
Legacy sports held at venue
This venue will not be used for sport after the Commonwealth Games
Hollywood blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok was filmed at the studios and on location in Queensland
Elite level boxers can move their hands at over 9 metres per second to strike a punch
The most dominant nations in Squash at the Commonwealth Games are England (34 medals) and Australia (30 medals)
The world’s longest table tennis rally went for 8 hours 40 minutes and included over 32,000 shots. Englishmen Peter and Daniel Ives hold the record for the rally which was won by Peter.
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 projects that this initiative 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
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:
- Reinforces the Gold Coast as a premier destination for Film and Television Production
- Positions Queensland strongly against interstate and overseas competitors when bidding for major productions
- Attracting more high profile productions to the Gold Coast is a key driver for tourism and investment in Queensland
- 40 people were employed during construction, with a majority of people living on the Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane