Countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!

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Carly McIver​​​​


Carly McIver​​​​


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Two weeks from now the Gold Coast will become home of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) provided cost management and quantity surveying to help more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture.

The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.

RLB provided cost management and quantity surveying services to the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) on key facilities including the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, the Queensland State Velodrome, the Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre, and the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre in addition to preparing Games overlay estimates for all sporting and support venues.

GC2018 is set to transform the Gold Coast, inspire the continent, and energise the Games movement for years to come.

Go Australia!

Track Record
RLB’s sports team has provided cost management services on the delivery of some of the world’s most prestigious stadiums, arenas and major sporting events.

These include the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Baku 2015 European Games, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Benefiting also from the industry trend in which construction jobs are becoming more complex and specialised, these successful commissions have broadened the firm’s niche skills in the sport and leisure sectors.

Client Benefits
Estimating is a vital part of the pre-construction process, with a potential for significant impact on the construction phase.

RLB draws on years of international data and experience to provide accurate forecasts of costs for the candidate and host cities across the world.

As most costs are determined during the planning stage, this expertise can add considerable value to the project in terms of achieving cost savings.

An essential part of the process is having an in-depth understanding of the project.

As RLB has a long, successful track record, staff are able to review historical costs and compare previous RLB international sporting event projects to provide fast, accurate budgets.

Our professional expertise and independent advice means that we have an inherent understanding of the intricacies involved in the delivery of major and complex projects.

Together with this unique knowledge and our global network of offices, we can localise the cost estimates across the world, yet provide surety to the assessing committees that the costing process has been thoroughly thought out and considered.


Carly McIver​​​​
Carly McIver​​​​

Head of Marketing & Communications