Sports complex up and running in 2026

Chow (sitting in excavator) taking part in the ground-breaking ceremony for Queens Waterfront Sports Complex in Bayan Lepas. — Buletin Mutiara

Queens Waterfront Sports Complex located near Queensbay Mall in Bayan Lepas, Penang, is expected to be completed in 2026.

Standing on a 4ha plot, the project by Ideal Property Group is expected to play a key role in boosting Penang’s sports development.

The developer appointed is Ideal Gim Venture Sdn Bhd.

The sports complex will feature an open field, an outdoor beach volleyball court and a single-storey sports arena which will have courts for basketball, karate, wushu and judo.

There will also be a three-storey aquatic centre of International Swimming Federation (Fina) standard that consists of an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a competitive diving pool and a warm-up pool as well as a three-storey carpark.

The sports complex is one of the four phases of development on the 14.7ha of freehold land.

The other three phases are a resort-themed residence scheme (Queens Residences) featuring a signature commercial area (waterfront alfresco), a marina bay and an international school.

The residential phases which have been completed are named Q1 and Q2.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who was at the ground- breaking ceremony, said sports was a universal language that brought people together.

“In recent years, sports infrastructure has played a growing role in boosting the economies of developed countries.

“This project will aim for a similar goal, helping Penang to level up.

“Once completed, this sports complex will offer multiple benefits for the local community,” Chow told Buletin Mutiara.

Chow hoped the premises would become an ideal location to grow young sports talents to represent Penang.

“This world-class facility is also poised to host inter-state and international sporting events which will boost our tourism sector,” he added.

Upon completion, the project will be handed over to the state government.

Although the expected cost to complete this project is not finalised, it is learnt the facilities will be open to all.

Present at the ground-breaking ceremony were state youth and sports committee chairman Soon Lip Chee, state entrepreneurial development, trade and industry committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain, Pengkalan Kota assemblyman Daniel Gooi, Penang Island City Council mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang and Ideal Property Group chief operating officer Datuk Goh Teng Whoo.

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