The club finally settled on its current headland location in the early 1950s. At a time when the nation was still recovering from the devastation of World War II, a whole new generation of Diggers had emerged.
In 1952, with the help of a number of key community leaders, club officials lobbied for the land where the club stands today and building soon commenced. It was at this time that the Diggers became the life blood of the Freshwater community with a focus on contribution, care, concern and camaraderie.
The ongoing expansion for the Diggers came in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970’s. Stars from around the world ‘trod the boards’ of the auditorium to massive crowds. By the late 1980s the club experienced massive membership growth and Harbord Diggers solidified itself as one of the most successful and iconic clubs in Australia.
Between 1988 and 1989 new challenges arose for the club with the Australian Hotels Association allowing establishments to extend trading hours and fiercer competition arose. This brought about new opportunities and the club’s Board pushed for an upgrade in the ‘90s.