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We're ticking off our to-do list! Big Plan projects are complete and more are now underway.
In 2014 Shellharbour Workers’ Club launched the Master Plan for the development of the Shellharbour site over the next 20 years. The planning process behind our ‘big plans’ has taken time to formulate but now we're starting to see the plans take shape.
Shellharbour Workers’ Club set to open a new venue
Construction on the restoration of the iconic Imperial Hotel has commenced with the landmark building set to be restored into a vibrant, multi-level hospitality venue.
The venue will include a restaurant across three floors, an all-day-dining café and will play host to a range of lifestyle workshop classes, celebrations and meetings. Ideally located on Grand Pacific Drive and to the south of the Seacliff Bridge, the venue will include a weather-proofed indoor-outdoor space offering prime views of the ocean.
It is expected that the venue will be utilised by cyclists and walkers popping in for a morning bite, diners looking to dine with an ocean outlook and those opting for the shuttle bus drop-and-dine service which will allow tourists to explore the coast from their location of choice.
Since purchasing the property, Shellharbour Workers' Club Ltd has remained committed to bringing to light the story of the iconic building and the town of Clifton. The essence of the building’s history will be captured through the restoration of heritage features and a number of unique historical interpretations within the venue.
CEO of Shellharbour Workers' Club Ltd, Debbie Cosmos said she was excited to commence construction on what will be a landmark venue and an asset to tourism in the Illawarra.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore a historical gem of the Illawarra. There’s so much history wrapped up in this building and we cannot wait to see the building come to life again. This venue will be unlike any other; it promises to be an extremely unique venue“, Mrs Cosmos said.
“It’s our aim to not only restore this building to its original glory but to ensure that we tell the story of Clifton within the walls of the state-of-the-art hospitality venue. We’re focused on giving the historic tales new life.” Mrs Cosmos said.
Construction is expected to be completed in late 2020.
We are excited to welcome childcare operator MindChamps to our site. MindChamps has crafted a new approach to early learning following extensive research into early learning pedagogy, neuroscience and child psychology, and drawing upon the engagement techniques of theatre.
Located on the far south-west corner of the Club’s Shellharbour site, the benchmark childcare facility is the first of the Club’s diversification projects as set out in the Club’s 20 year Estate Plan.
The Childcare Centre is strongly aligned with the Club’s vision; ‘to enable the community to reach its highest potential’ with childcare facilities identified as a necessity for the growing young, family market in Shellharbour.
Nestled within a dedicated 5000m2, the centre is a unique landscaped site designed to bring the outside-in encouraging integrated outdoor play within a generous natural environment. Including a dedicated music room, art room and in-house chef, the childcare facility is a benchmark facility for Shellharbour and its surrounds.