The Harbord Diggers precinct’s $160 million redevelopment, a project undertaken by the Mounties Group in 2011, is set for completion in 2018.
The Harbord Diggers Club enjoys a rich Australian history. Formed over 80 years' ago for returning soldiers, the club was originally located in a hut overlooking Freshwater Beach - with views up and down Sydney's spectacular northern beaches.
The club was born as a totally not-for-profit social enterprise that used its profits to assist others in the local community. Over time, the community's needs have become greater, and after six decades the club identified that it must diversify its services and develop new contemporary facilities to ensure it becomes a profitable social enterprise.
The redevelopment involves a new club home, a seniors’ living village, community facilities, child care, fitness centre and public swimming pool. The Harbord Diggers precinct is located on Evans Street in Freshwater and includes adjoining Crown Land.
The Architectus Consortium, comprising Architectus, CHROFI and JMD Design, were selected as the winner of the 2014 design competition held by the Mounties Group.
Construction is well-into stage 1 with projected completion in 2018.