Work starts on Queensland School’s new sports centre

Artist impression: Miami State High School’s new Sports Centre of Excellence.

Work has officially started on a new $11 million project to deliver an indoor sports centre for Miami State High School, the second oldest state school in the Gold Coast, QLD.

Fittingly named the Sports Centre of Excellence, start of work was marked by a sod-turning ceremony.

Miami State High School was established in 1963 and is second in age only to Southport State High School which was established in 1955.

Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs, Meaghan Scanlon said the project was a major milestone for the school.

“Miami State High School already has great sporting facilities, including an all-weather playing surface featuring four basketball, four netball and three volleyball courts, a sports field, fully equipped gymnasium and 25 metre swimming pool – and, of course, Miami Beach!” Minister Scanlon said.

“The one thing missing has been an indoor sports centre – and this project will provide that missing link.

“In addition to two multi-purpose sports courts, the new Sports Centre of Excellence will house a kinesiology theory room, kinesiology lab and three general learning classrooms.

“This is a fantastic investment for Miami State High School students and the whole school community.”

Miami State High School Principal Jason Cross said the Sports Centre of Excellence was a welcome addition to the school’s sporting and educational facilities.

“This is a world-class building and will be a fitting addition to our school as we celebrate our 60th anniversary next year,” Mr Cross said.

“It will be the first facility of its kind at Miami State High School and will be a real asset in our mission to excite, engage and empower every one every day.”

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