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Rockhampton Memorial Pool

Rockhampton Southside Memorial Pool

MakMax Australia are proud to announce the award of a contract for part of the redevelopment of Rockhampton’s landmark Southside Memorial Pool.

The $17M Federal, State and Regional Council funded project will feature a 4,000 square metre tensile membrane roof over the main 50 metre pool manufactured and installed by Brisbane based MakMax.

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Partnering with Brisbane’s Liquid Blu Architects and Rockhampton builder JM Kelly (Project Builders) Pty Ltd, MakMax will manufacture the Architectural Membrane roof using Serge Ferrari PVC (Poly-Vinyl Chloride) which has been supplied by local fabric distributor, Innova. The roof will provide both shade and rain protection over the 50m pool and 650 seat grandstand. Fabrication of the membrane is scheduled to take place at our Brisbane facility later this year with installation of steelwork scheduled for January 2013 and membrane to follow.

The new state of the art facilities will service Central Queensland as the only facility of its kind in the region equipped to handle State and National swimming events. The Liquid Blu designed pool will comply with the highest FINA rating; “Olympic and Championship Standard”. The site is also expected to be a destination for International swim teams during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

MakMax Australia’s Director of Sales Daniel Cook says “We are extremely pleased and excited to be awarded this contract; it was very much a team effort. The knowledge that our project team demonstrated throughout the tender and post-tender process was second to none and converted into a successful outcome. Now the real work begins”. The project team are currently detailing workshop drawings for manufacture of the steelwork, membrane and hardware. The structure is scheduled for completion March 2013.