When you consider the character of the Gold Coast, living an active and healthy lifestyle is undoubtedly a major part of our makeup. Whether it’s running before the sun rises, kids playing in weekend social competitions to international teams training for future sporting glory – you don’t have to look far to find some sort of competitive sport or activity going down.
And let’s not forget, we only just held the Commonwealth Games a few years ago and are also set to host some of the summer Olympics in a little over a decade!
As our city grows, plans have been put in place to meet the future demands, with particular attention to the northern Gold Coast region. The population is expected to expand by over 100,000 over the next 15 years. The $85 million Pimpama Sports Hub will play a key role in ensuring communities have a place to engage and connect for years to come.
The completion of Pimpama Sports Hub in December 2021 has already garnered the tick of approval from local residents. All up, it’s a true modern sporting and community destination with a diverse mix of spaces and activities to serve the needs of our bustling city.
In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities, sustainability and accessibility have been a major influence in the overall design. The hub features sustainably sourced materials and products, rainwater harvesting, large-scale solar installations, electric vehicle charging stations, and a wide range of accessible features, equipment and facilities. Featuring sustainably sourced and low impact building materials and products, the hub also has 910KW of solar capacity with the addition of a 316kWh battery. Natural gas powers thermal energy to heat the pools, whilst rainwater harvesting tops up the pools and electric vehicle charging stations are commonplace.
So, what can you do at the Pimpama Sports Hub?
The hub features five heated pools, including a 10-lane 50m competition standard pool, 25m pool, warm water pool, indoor learn to swim pool and water play pool for kids. The centre is fast becoming the new home for local schools swim programs and carnivals, as well as families enrolling in learn to swim classes.
There has never been a better time to get yourself into a new fitness routine. The modern fitness centre includes an open gymnasium along with a dedicated group fitness program that’s available for members. A promotional membership offers a simple, no lock-in contract that is available for a limited time only and is an attractive proposition to fulfil your new year’s resolutions!
Community centre and park
The community centre includes several multi-functional spaces to accommodate the social, recreational, educational and cultural needs of locals. The community park has also been super popular with barbecue and picnic facilities set amongst large, established shade trees. Bringing everything together are the indoor/outdoor event spaces and cafes, meaning if you aren’t looking to raise your heart rate, you can experience the hub in a variance of other ways. You’re still burning calories sipping coffee and watching people perform exercise, right?!
The tennis stars of tomorrow can practise to their heart’s content in the new tennis facility, comprising of eight competition-sized tennis courts, four of which are wheelchair accessible, and one hot-shot court for junior players. Terraced spectator seating overlooks the courts, and a pro-shop will cater to all your tennis needs.
The netball facility has been up and running for some time and has been hugely popular. Netball Queensland have already hosted both local and regional level competitions and events. For those keen to shoot some hoops, the hub provides 12 netball courts, a flexible training lawn, a clubhouse and shaded spectator areas.
When: Monday-Friday 5am-8pm, Saturday-6am-5pm and Sunday 7am-4pm
Where: 139 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama
Email: [email protected]
Words by Alex Mitcheson.
STORY SPONSORED BY CITY OF GOLD COAST