Sports, Entertainment & Civic

Jimboomba Park Redevelopment

The project included new rugby league fields and club facilities and new netball courts, new tennis courts and associated club facilities. 

The project also included new pony club facilities including an undercover dressage arena, an equestrian arena as well as new touch football fields, toilets, canteens and amenities.

The project required significant earthworks and civil works which included significant expansion to the internal road networks and car parking areas, as well as extensive services reticulation as part of the redevelopment of the parklands.

Ferny Hills Aquatic Centre

The Ferny Hills Aquatic Centre project incorporated a new learn to swim pool, concourse area, new structural steel framed building structure with glazed façade, concrete pavements, retaining structures, pump room and balance tanks.

Michael Bale & Associates were the structural engineers for this project Working closely with the architect, pool specialist and other consultants to ensure the high quality and efficient construction.

The project was delivered for Moreton Bay Regional Council and delivered as a traditional procurement contract. The project is currently under construction with the completion due towards the end of 2017.

Maryborough Aquatic Centre

The project involved the replacement of the Olympic size 50 metre swimming pool, a new 25 metre hydrotherapy heated pool, refurbishment of the existing heated 25m pool, provision of a new children’s play area and associated aquatic centre structures and amenities.

Michael Bale was the Project Lead for civil and structural engineering, assisted by Senior Engineer, Andrew Bott. The team worked closely with the local building team, the architect, pool specialist and other consultants to ensure the high quality and efficient construction.

The project was completed for Fraser Coast Regional Council and is a significant regional aquatic centre for schools and the communities surrounding the Maryborough area.

Bond University Sports Science Building

The new Bond Sports Science Centre is a $7M sporting facility adjacent to the 50m swimming pool that incorporates an extensive gymnasium facility, exercise rooms, function centre overlooking the gym and pool as well as offices and amenities.

Michael Bale & Associates are the structural and civil engineers overseeing the project for design and site supervision from concept to completion.

The project was completed in 2015 as a significant piece of sporting infrastructure to benefit all of the Bond University associated sporting teams as well as providing improved facilities for the students.

Mudgerraba Aquatic Centre

The Mudgeeraba Aquatic Centre project incorporated a new learn to swim pool, concourse area, new structural steel framed building structure with glazed facade, concrete pavements, retaining structures, pump room and balance tanks.

Michael Bale & Associates were the structural and civil engineers for this project. Working closely with the architect, pool specialist and other consultants to ensure the high quality and efficient construction.

The project was completed for City of Gold Coast and was completed as part of a Design & Construct project, with project completion in late 2014.

Frew Park Redevelopment - Playground & Tennis Centre

The project involved civil and structural engineering works including design and construction supervision of the award winning playground structure, which form part  of the Frew Park tennis centre.

The design included provision of feature pre-cast wall elements up to 10m tall, providing support of play structure and suspended walkways, viewing platforms, slides, rope climbs and feature elements for this feature iconic playground.

The project received multiple national awards and is now considered a benchmark playground project.

The project was completed for Brisbane City Council and opened in late 2014.

Storm Coaster, Rollercoaster & Flume ride - Sea World

The Storm Coaster is a Water Coaster located at  Sea World theme park combining the flume and splashdown elements of a water flume ride, with the chain lift hill and drops of a steel roller coaster.

Michael Bale & Associates provided structural engineering services on the project and value engineering redesign which reduced the construction budget and allowed an improved the construction program.

The project included a significant amount of pools, flume ride walls and retained structures to ensure the flume ride, associated theming of the project were successfully delivered. The project also included a feature waterfall. Cascading over multiple levels which we designed as part of the project. The project was completed in late 2013.

Waller Park BMX Track & Clubhouse

Waller Park is in the suburb of Heritage Park and is home to the Centenary Plains BMX Club.

In 2015, Council secured funding for an upgrade to the facility as part of the Get Playing Plus program.

The design included new club house buildings, new “pump track” with structural start gate, an access road with pedestrian and bikeways, drainage and service relocations.

 Michael Bale & Associates successfully delivered the civil and structural engineering design through concept to detailed design phase.

Our services included preliminary design of the access road and carpark layout, the jump track and the new club house.

Ferny Hills Aquatic Centre

The Ferny Hills Aquatic Centre project incorporated a new learn to swim pool, concourse area, new structural steel framed building structure with glazed façade, concrete pavements, retaining structures, pump room and balance tanks.

Michael Bale & Associates were the structural engineers for this project Working closely with the architect, pool specialist and other consultants to ensure the high quality and efficient construction.

The project was delivered for Moreton Bay Regional Council and delivered as a traditional procurement contract. The project is currently under construction with the completion due towards the end of 2017.

Maryborough Aquatic Centre

The project involved the replacement of the Olympic size 50 metre swimming pool, a new 25 metre hydrotherapy heated pool, refurbishment of the existing heated 25m pool, provision of a new children’s play area and associated aquatic centre structures and amenities.

The team worked closely with the local building team, the architect, pool specialist and other consultants to ensure the high quality and efficient construction.

The project was completed for Fraser Coast Regional Council and is a significant regional aquatic centre for schools and the communities surrounding the Maryborough area.

Bond University Sports Science Building

The new Bond Sports Science Centre is a $7M sporting facility adjacent to the 50m swimming pool that incorporates an extensive gymnasium facility, exercise rooms, function centre overlooking the gym and pool as well as offices and amenities.

Michael Bale & Associates are the structural and civil engineers overseeing the project for design and site supervision from concept to completion.

The project was completed in 2015 as a significant piece of sporting infrastructure to benefit all of the Bond University associated sporting teams as well as providing improved facilities for the students.

Mudgerraba Aquatic Centre

The Mudgeeraba Aquatic Centre project incorporated a new learn to swim pool, concourse area, new structural steel framed building structure with glazed facade, concrete pavements, retaining structures, pump room and balance tanks.

Michael Bale & Associates were the structural and civil engineers for this project. Working closely with the architect, pool specialist and other consultants to ensure the high quality and efficient construction.

The project was completed for City of Gold Coast and was completed as part of a Design & Construct project, with project completion in late 2014.

Frew Park Redevelopment - Playground & Tennis Centre

The project involved civil and structural engineering works including design and construction supervision of the award winning playground structure, which form part  of the Frew Park tennis centre.

The design included provision of feature pre-cast wall elements up to 10m tall, providing support of play structure and suspended walkways, viewing platforms, slides, rope climbs and feature elements for this feature iconic playground.

The project received multiple national awards and is now considered a benchmark playground project.

The project was completed for Brisbane City Council and opened in late 2014.

Constrictor Waterslide - Wet 'n' Wild

Michael Bale & Associates completed the Structural & Civil engineering works for the Iconic Constrictor Waterslide, located at Wet’n’wild Water park.

The project included extensive retaining structures up to 5m high for the tunnel and run-out,  there were extensive pad footings and offset supports for the constrictor waterslide construction, The project also included  extensive earthworks, foundations, ramps, bridges and pathways and drainage assessments.

The project also included retrofit design for the run off tower adapting from a previous themed ride. The works included incorporating the new and existing structure for the take-off platform.

The project was a fast tracked project which was completed in late 2012, and opened to the public in time for the school holidays.

Mountain Bike & Cycling Facility , Nerang

The project included the development of a new mountain bike facility in the Nerang State Forest as well as upgrades to the Nerang Velodrome, clubhouse and cycling facilities which will hold events as part of the Commonwealth Games.

As part of the project we were responsible for flood modelling of the Nerang State Forest which assisted in the planning of the track layout from the inception of the project.

We were also responsible for the earthworks design, car parking and road works, new structural access ramps and clubhouse amenities.

Our involvement of project has been from the pre-design planning of the facility through to completion of construction in late 2016.