Margaret Court Arena

Margaret Court Arena

Project Margaret Court Arena 
Size 3,200 sq m
Location Melbourne Park Sports Precinct
Project finish 2014
Value $180m.

Located in the heart of the Melbourne Park Precinct alongside another Ortech Landmark Project (Hisense Arena), 7,500-seat Margaret Court Arena plays host to both sports and music events alike, most notably during the Australian Open.

Ortech Industries worked closely with the design team on a roof system that accompanied the unique pleated design whilst maintaining an acoustic envelope to contain noise within the arena and keep rain noise out.

During construction, a safe and fast assembly of the Ortech system was completed in modules on the ground. It was then craned into position and fixed onto the structure, providing a trafficable ceiling that allowed for other trades to follow through below.

Margaret Court Arena is the pinnacle in a long list of successful Australian sporting venues completed with an Ortech system, joining the likes of:
– Perth Arena,
– Queensland State Tennis Centre
– Titanium Security Arena


Victorian State Basketball Centre

Project Victorian State Basketball Centre
Size 2,520 sq m
Location Wantirna South, VIC
Project finish 2012
Value $27m.


Home to WNBL’s Melbourne Boomers, Victoria’s State Basketball Centre serves as a 3,500 seat venue for national and local competition alike. With an extensive track record for Basketball and Netball arena across Australia and New Zealand, Ortech was proud to provide a high-impact resistant, acoustic wall system for the Eastern Melbourne recreation facility.

Durra Panel Acoustic Pattern was incorporated into the internal envelope of the building containing the practice and show courts to help control both internal noise reverberation and sound transmission between the stadium and the adjacent Eastlink tollway.

Construction activities are progressing for the indoor sports stadium component of a new sports and recreation centre in Wantirna South. The 27-hectare site adjacent to EastLink will become a new home for the State Basketball Centre and Knox regional soccer centre.




























Glen Eira Sports & Aquatic Centre

Project Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre 
Size 1200 sq m
Location Bentleigh East, Victoria
Project finish May 2012
Value $44m.


Serving as a recreational HUB for the City of Glen Eira, GESAC was the single largest capital works project ever undertaken by the council. Designed by Mantric Architecture, it features a range of state of the art aquatic, fitness, sports and rehabilitation facilities.

Faced with the difficulty of being located within a residential area as well as requiring a high degree of reverberation control and impact resistance, our Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections proved an appropriate solution. Acoustic Pattern used in both the walls and ceilings of the Basketball Courts successfully reduced the amount sound transmission loss to outside neighborhood with the added bonus of being an environmentally sustainable building material.















Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Development

Project Geelong Library and Heritage Centre 
Size 800 sq m
Location Geelong CBD, Victoria
Project finish November 2015
Value $45m.


In 2013, Ortech was happy to once again pair up with ARM Architecture to provide an acoustic ceiling system to the redevelopment of Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Having successfully worked together on ARM’s Perth Arena, The Geelong Library featured another uniquely stunning design which in turn presented new challenges.

Ortech Durra Panel was combined with Durra Steel Sections to form a high performance acoustic envelope throughout the 9-storey dome roof design. Durra Panel Soundsorb finish was specified for internal reverberation control and insulation from the helicopter flight path above.

The new library is expected to reach one million visits per annum within five years of operation and is a striking addition to its neighbouring facilities, including Geelong Gallery, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Johnstone Park.