Moddex supplied their disability handrails and balustrades for the new $7.1 million sports facility on the Cassowary Coast in Tully, Queensland.

Officially named ‘Tully Grandstand’, the sports complex features a new undercover 600-seat stadium built to exceed the National Rugby League standards for a regional facility. Funded through a combination of grants from both the State and Federal Governments as well as Council budget and early financial contributions from local sporting organisations, the facility was completed in November 2020 and is expected to be an economic driver by attracting events to the region.

The grandstand also boasts a commercial kitchen, bar, canteen and several meeting and function rooms.

Moddex products installed at the grandstand project include Assistrail disability handrails AR10; Assistrail disability handrails AR150; Conectabal commercial balustrades CB10 (C3 Loading); Conectabal commercial balustrades CB10 (C5 Crowd Loading); and Conectabal commercial balustrades CB40 (C5 Crowd Loading).

Product compliance to C5 Crowd Loading Standards and simple installation were critical considerations in the selection of Moddex products for the sports facility. Moddex was the perfect fit for this project, due to their pre-engineered designs.

Designed with stadiums and grandstands in mind, the proprietary Moddex Conectabal commercial balustrade system was installed to help mitigate and eliminate falls from elevated areas. Assistrail disability handrails were also used throughout the facility to ensure open access and compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Given the regional location of the project, Moddex needed to ship the products direct to site. The modular design of Moddex products was an important factor since everything could be supplied flat pack. Thanks to Moddex’s intelligent two-phase design process, the client (WIP Construction) could self-install the products easily using onsite construction teams and installation instructions.