The Harbord Diggers redevelopment is the result of more than five years of intensive planning and community consultation and will see the club transition into a community precinct, with multiple uses.
Following construction commencing in 2016, Ganellen and the building team have been busy working on bringing the new Harbord Diggers to life.
Here are some key milestones in the progress of the new venue:
November 2015 - Building works are marked with launch ceremony
April 2016 - Ganellen commence major building works on site
December 2016 - Excavators reach the lowest point of the new development
May 2017 - All excavation is complete for Stage 1
June 2017 - Building formation commences
31 October 2017 - Temporary closure of the Diggers
November 2017 - Demolition commences on the eastern end of the site
following the temporary venue closure
February 2018 - AcquaFresca, the brainchild of Giovanni Pilu, is the first restaurant announced for the new Diggers
May 2018 - Teddy Larkin’s Seafood and Steakhouse is added to the list of new restaurants, followed by WaterDragon
June 2018 - First residents move into their Watermark Freshwater apartments
30 June 2018 - New Harbord Diggers officially opens to the public
To visualise just how far we’ve come in the two years of building since 2016, view our amazing time-lapse video