Cairns Hockey Building Project Update

Master Plan

  • Cairns Hockey began this project with the commitment that a Master Plan for the facility would be confirmed before we moved forward
  • The Project Management Team was directed by CHA Board to deliver a plan for approval
  • In September 2017 this plan was delivered with the assistance of TPG Architects and approved by Cairns Hockey Board
  • From this plan, the current project began

Project Management Team

Nick Hardy – Planning , Mark Fry- Engineering  and Greg Gilboy – Hydraulics – all Life Members of CHA  Dr Robert Pozzi – President CHA

Phil Druery – Architect and Ken Norman – Food and Beverage Support Julie McNeil – Chair – Operations Manager and Project Manager for CHA

This team has been working since 2016 and more supporters before that to bring this project to a successful outcome

170609 Vision 2018 Cairns Hockey Masterplan

Initial Designs

  • These drawings came from the hours of discussion and debate.
  • focus has always been on member needs
  • innovation and high quality
  • collaboration and community partnership

Sharing the Journey through Images

Where we started in October 2017

It might be hard to remember now the Amenities Block is sitting behind Reef  but 12 months ago it didn’t exist.

May/June 2018

  • This project was staged to manage budget
  • Stage 1 Amenities behind Reef Turf
  • Stage 2 – Pumps and Pipes Rainforest
  • Stage 3 – Link Building

July – October

  • thanks to all our supporters that allowed us to get the Community Hill back

Oct – Dec

There has been a community collaboration through this project.

Jan – Feb 2019

it’s just now starting to get real

Aiming For this

This whole project was supported and funded by Commonwealth Government and local member Warren Entsch Member for Leichardt and patron of Cairns Hockey


We thank sincerely Keir Constructions Qld in particular Russell Keir for his support to this community project

Design and Construction Management promotes a positive business culture. This works best when the client and builder have an interest in their relationship, that is based on trust, honesty and open communication, which is often lost as a result of a lump sum tender process. This is a departure from the tender norm which can encourage conflict and ignores the goals of the client in the pursuit of the ‘lowest price’, with the ‘real price’ unfortunately often being uncovered gradually during the job. This does not mean that the importance of price is downgraded with the Design and Construction Management Model, quite the contrary. The entire Design and Construction Management process is focused on delivering the best value for money.

We will be seeking your assistance and support

The finishing touches will need to be finished by our membership and we are keeping your clubs informed and we will sending out information on how we can all help to make it to the finish line. We hope we can rely on you.

Special Mention

  • Thanks to the contractors for looking after our facility and delivering great work so far
  • We note plenty of businesses involved have assisted and supported the project
  • Thanks to Cairns Regional Council for assisting where possible
  • Thanks to Richie Bates for providing assistance to deliver improved audio across the site



We are still looking for assistance and support and

more information will follow on how you can help




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