MEDIA RELEASE – 27 April 2015

MakMax Australia has just been awarded the contract to engineer, fabricate and certify the new bowls roof for Cooktown Bowls Club.

As a first for the industry, the new structure will be engineered for cyclonic conditions, able to withstand Wind Speeds of up to 68.8 metres per second. It is expected to provide much needed relief for the North Queensland club often plagued by cyclones.

The 1600 square metre structure will utilise Chukoh FGT800 PTFE Fabric and feature free spanning columns of 40 metres. 

MakMax are delighted to be working with Cooktown Bowls Club and proud to deliver the first cyclone proof bowls cover.

For further information/images please contact:

Amelia, Marketing Manager

07 3633 5900,

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MakMax Australia designs, fabricates and installs world-leading tensile membrane (fabric) structures. Servicing clients in Australia and throughout the world, MakMax creates visually stunning structures in the form of fabric roofing, car park shade, umbrellas, facades and fabric interiors within the sporting, education, commercial/retail, transport, industrial and hospitality industries. Originally formed in 1984 as Shade Structures Pacific, MakMax pioneered the industry in Australia and raised to prominence through its innovative shade structures for the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane. More information is available at