Category: News


The Enogerra Bowls Club Roof: It’s Great For The Game

On a rainy day in December 2020, MakMax Australia spoke to Dr Neil Peach, the Secretary at Enoggera Bowls Sports and Community Club about the new synthetic greens and fabric bowls club roof installed over their bowling greens. The 3515 sqm PVC fabric barrel vault canopy was installed in 2019 and covers 2 full-size bowling… View Article

Sydney Set To Be a 24 hour Alfresco City This Summer

The NSW Government and City of Sydney have announced up to $20m in joint funding to boost the city centre economy, support businesses and create jobs across the vital summer period. The City’s plan for a 24-hour alfresco city comprises a number of measures, including: Creating a summer of alfresco dining The City of Sydney… View Article

Victoria’s $3 Billion investment in Outdoor Eating & Entertainment

The Victorian Government is investing $3 billion to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID Normal business. There are a wide range of Business Resilience Packages available to Victorian businesses – much of them focused on helping the hospitality industry recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Grant funds can be used by businesses for… View Article

Dining our way out of COVID

The call for outdoor dining Let’s face it, Australia already does al fresco better than anywhere else – Brisbane and Perth have the ideal weather for it, Sydney has the culture for it, Melbourne has the coffee and dining options aplenty and Adelaide has the best wine. Don’t @ me regional Australia, I can’t list… View Article

Covid 19 – Latest Update

MakMax Australia, like all other businesses across Australia, has made adjustments to our business to adapt to the changing Covid-19 situation. The best news is that we are still here to answer your enquiries! Like other businesses we have adopted new work practices. We are fully functional with just a few changes to the way… View Article

MakMax Extends Partnership With Bowls Australia

* Bowls Australia Press Release Shade structure company MakMax will continue its partnership with Bowls Australia for another two years, after recently signing an extension to show their ongoing support to bowls in Australia. MakMax will continue as Bowls Australia’s preferred partner of bowling green shade products until at least 2022. MakMax Australia is a… View Article

MakMax Awarded Manheim Contract

Makmax Australia is very proud to announce that the company has been awarded the contract to design and build large-scale protective canopies at Manheim sites in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The decision was triggered by the December 2018 hailstorm that hit Sydney and resulted in $675 million in property and asset insurance claims. The custom… View Article

Sports Architecture

Richard Coulson – Architecture & Design Sport is a fantastic part of our lives. It is participatory, recreational, competitive, and entertaining all in one. While some sports require vast amounts of territory and complex infrastructure, others can occur wherever people decide they occur. Designing sporting venues requires careful consideration of these elements with the enduring… View Article

MakMax Australia – MD Mike Lester Talks Fabric

Michael Lester doesn’t shy away from a challenge. He builds a team of fellow innovators and comes up with tensioned fabric solutions. “We’re always innovating,” says Michael Lester, managing director of MakMax Australia Pty. Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia, a world-renowned company building custom membrane structures and manufacturing a range of shade products. “We’ve always got… View Article

Warriewood Square Shopping Centre: Passing the Test of Time

Warriewood Square Shopping Centre on the NSW north coast originally engaged MakMax in 1999 to design and install a unique series of large (18m x 18m) freeform shade sails to cover both the car parking spaces and laneways  to provide maximum comfort and protection for their customers. The exposed coastal environment combined with poor ground… View Article