Commonwealth Games Work Overview_Bennett and Bennett

Commonwealth Games 2018

Location: Carrara Stadium Precinct

Year Completed: 2017-2018

The 2018 Commonwealth Games may have finished but it has left a lasting infrastructure legacy for the Gold Coast community. It was a privilege as a locally founded company to have been involved in many of the temporary, upgraded and newly built venues that played such a pivotal role for the event.


  • Pre-design detail survey of Carrara Stadium for design of the Athletics’ Precinct.


  • Detail survey of the entire Carrara precinct to assist in design of all temporary overlay works.
  • Involved traditional survey + 3D laser scanning from our spatial services department.


  • Service location surveys
  • Set-out of test track piece – 30m section used to test the building procedure adopted by Cockram for the athletics tracks.
  • Set-out of the practice running track, shotput, long/triple jump, javelin and discus fields. Involved precise surveying to adhere to the minimum grades and tight tolerances in place for the track.
  • Conformance reporting for the built track.
  • Set-out of the competition track in the stadium along with the shotput, discuss, javelin, long/triple jump, steeple chase etc.
  • Set-out of other infrastructure including, but not limited to: security tents, entrance gates, fences, demountable buildings.
  • Set-out of badminton, table tennis, wrestling (Carrara Sport & Leisure Centre)
  • Volume calculations.
  • Multiple dilapidation surveys of the Carrara Precinct pre-construction and during construction.
  • In summary we had to set out everything that was held at Metricon Stadium.

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Setout of the opening and closing ceremony. Tasks included:

  • Positioning of stages, walkways, lighting, sound infrastructure, choreograph positions for dancers, props, athletes, marshals.
  • All above was also completed at rehearsal venues before the actual venues.
  • Closing ceremony works were very time sensitive – areas needed survey at specific times during the preparations to enable other trades/professions to complete their works on time.

Other Venues

Mode Design

  • Pre-design detail survey of Labrador Hockey Fields for design of the Gold Coast Hockey Centre.
  • Pre-design detail survey for the Belmont Rifle Range.

Lend Lease

  • Overlay works at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Delta Group

  • Set-out of the Beach Volleyball courts for construction at Coolangatta.

GL Events

Set-out of temporary seating stands & coordination of additional seating at the following venues:

  • Beach Volleyball – Coolangatta
  • Boxing – Oxenford (Movieworld)
  • Track Cycling – Anna Meares Velodrome, Chandler
  • Athletics – Additional stands at Carrara Stadium
  • Swimming – Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport

Mainland Civil

  • Minor set-out works at Coolangatta & Gold Coast Convention Centre to assist in temporary overlay works.

Commonwealth Games Village

Hyder Consulting (now Arcadis)

  • Initial detail survey of the entire site for the Commonwealth Games Village at the Parkwood Showgrounds 2014.