After careful consideration of all factors, this decision was made in mid-2017 to close the temporary club building to ensure delivery of the new club in 2018 with minimal impact to our community. Closure from 1 November 2017 allows us to mitigate construction impact such as noise, dust and vibration expected from Stage 2 demolition and excavation.
Our current program will have the club open in mid-2018. Any delays / extensions of time will delay the opening beyond this date.
The builder has been granted an extension of hours for work inside the building (only). There has been no extension of hours for work outside the building.
We have tried to accommodate as many clubs as possible at Manly Bowling Club and some groups have made arrangements to relocated to local venues during the Diggers closure.
Mounties membership applies to all of its club venues. Your nearest will most likely be Manly Bowling Club. You can still access all your membership benefits, including the Club Rewards Program at Manly Bowling Club. Your club rewards points balance will be preserved until the new Harbord Diggers opens. Current members, with Harbord Diggers as their club of origin, identified at the time of closure were granted a 12 month extension on their Mounties Group memberships.
Yes. If your current card displays the Rewards Club logo in the top-right corner, then you will be able to access the discounts during the closure.
The childcare centre that is part of the new Harbord Diggers precinct and Stage 1 of the project is currently on track for an opening early in 2018. A waitlist is currently being taken for places at Explore & Develop Freshwater, with more information at http://exploreanddevelop.com.au/explore-develop-freshwater/
No, the temporary fitness facility at Gfitness Freshwater on Oliver Street will trade throughout construction as usual.
The new fitness facility is part of Stage 2 construction and is expected to open in late 2019 along with Carlile Swimming the aquatic centre.
No, the closure will ensure that residents will be able to move into their new home sooner and demolition (of the old building) and excavation will be completed before they move in which is a better outcome for our Watermark Freshwater residents.
Harbord Diggers will be in constant communication with members and the local community about the redevelopment progress during our closure via a range of channels including our website, email, Facebook and Instagram pages.
No, members of Mounties Group are welcome to use their membership card and receive the usual discounts when visiting Manly Bowling Club. Members also receive reciprocal rights at the other five Mounties Group clubs based in Western Sydney.
We will continue to participate in the ClubGRANTS scheme although the temporary closure will reduce our liability under scheme. We will continue to assess and fund community projects on merit and we will continue to fund sponsorship programs in accordance with the arrangements that are in place.