Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex


The region’s sparkling new Mackay ARC (Aquatic and Recreation Complex) has opened its gates to the public. An official opening of the international-standard sporting complex was held on Saturday, March 9.

Welcome to the Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex

This $23.9 million facility will put Mackay region on the map when it comes to sporting venues in Queensland.

With such a state-of-the-art facility available in our backyard it provides a great opportunity for the whole community.

The vision for this multi-facility precinct is to ensure it caters for the future growth of Mackay and meets the future planning needs for sport and recreation in the region.

As part of the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program the Complex has already received over 200 items of premium quality sporting equipment from the Commonwealth Games.  To date, 120 hurdles, high jump beds, stands and bars, starters’ stands, discus and hammer throwing nets, bench seating, and even a shotput return system have been delivered.

Proudly managed by Belgravia Leisure, the facilities will also see approximately 135 car park spaces installed for users, security lighting/CCTV cameras and site service infrastructure and a communications service.

Aquatic Facilities Features

  • 50m FINA pool with heating, 10 lanes with disability access, 2m constant depth

  • 25m warm up pool with heating and cover, six lanes with disability ramp, 1.35m to 1.1m depth

  • 15m learn-to-swim pool with heating and cover, five lanes with disability ramp, 1.1m to 0.9m depth

  • Grassed future splash area. Aquatics café and reception/admin facilities.

  • Event control room and multipurpose space

Athletics Facilities Features

  • Clubhouse and canteen

  • Synthetic track: nine-lane front straight, eight-lane 400m track, and eight-lane back straight

  • Athletics storage shed

  • Two jumping pits with two triple jump options

  • One water jump

  • One discus circle

  • One discus/hammer circle

  • Three shot put circles

  • One dual pole vault runway

  • Two javelin runways

  • Multi-use playing field within the centre of the running track

Proudly funded by

Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex

193 Boundary Road

Ooralea QLD 4740


p: (07) 4847 5400

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 5:30AM to 8:00PM

Saturday - 6:00AM to 6:00PM

Sunday & Public Holidays - 8:00AM to 6:00PM

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