$2.7 Million Construction starts on Throwing Centre of Excellence
The first sod has been turned on a new centre of excellence at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC) for shot put, discus, javelin and the decathlon.
Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the centre of excellence for elite and emerging athletes is another important step in Queensland’s transformational journey to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“As a National Throws Centre of Excellence this will be Queensland’s elite training hub for discus, shot put, javelin, hammer throw and decathlon,” Hinchliffe said.
“Construction work on new athlete training infrastructure at QSAC by Hutchison Builders will support around 80 tradie jobs for our COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, now underway.
“The $2.7 million centre delivers a new indoor training and testing centre for Olympic and Paralympic throw events and an outdoor precinct at the northern end of QSAC’s athletics track.”