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The Shellharbour Club Shellharbour, Sydney, Australia

The Shellharbour Club

Shellharbour, Sydney, Australia


A $74M development plan for the Shellharbour Club ensures it will remain a local institution and key provider of leisure, social and entertainment facilities in the region.

Located south of Sydney, the club was originally established in 1956 and attracts more than 530,000 people a year. Buchan channelled the club’s passion and commitment into a masterplan that provides a solid future for the club and delivers significant new facilities to the community. The project will guide development over 20 years, ensuring the club meets the needs of the rapidly growing population.

The development work includes the transformation of the long-standing club house and allows for the delivery of new community facilities, including a hotel, aquatic and fitness centre, function centre, commercial and medical facilities and associated parking facilities.

Buchan’s role is to proactively assist the club in updating the envisioned master plan and supporting the club’s long-term strategy of growing and diversifying its assets.

As well as the overall masterplan, Buchan developed a rolling three-year furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E) audit and refurbishment program for the clubhouse, as well as a 10-year expansion strategy for its gaming, food and beverage offering.


  • Client /The Shellharbour Club
  • Discipline /MP. AR. ID
  • Sector /Hotels & Hospitality
  • Region /Australia
  • Value /$74M