New Look For Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club As Major Renovations Finally Begin


After more than two years of planning, the major renovation and expansion of the bar and restaurant facility at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club in Manly have finally started.  

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It’s the biggest makeover yet for the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club, which has been around for nearly six decades. The last redevelopment happened in 2005 when the clubhouse was extended and a deck overlooking the harbour was added. The latest plan is a much-needed upgrade as the club’s membership continues to grow, having over 11,000 members to date.

Artist’s impression of the new club (Photo credit:

Construction on the project was delayed after it was originally scheduled to begin in March 2021. In addition to funds coming from MBTBC, the project is being funded by the $1 million grant from State Member for Lytton (ALP) Joan Pease, as part of her commitment to back bayside clubs.

Luke and Zoran from the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club checking in on the progress of the refurbishment (Photo credit: Ashley Cooper Construction/Facebook)

Award-winning construction team Ashley Cooper Construction was tasked to do the refurbishment for the club. There are big plans for the club once the major renovation is complete, including hiring more workers to double their current staff number. 

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with such a time-honoured Brisbane venue, in undertaking the most significant refurbishment of the Club in 56 years which includes a complete refurbishment, constructing a spectacular new facade and implementing a significant building extension,” said Ashley Cooper Construction. 

The club will remain open throughout the construction, which is estimated to last for 24 weeks. The management also advised visitors regarding the temporary entrance as the club undergoes renovations. You can visit MBTBC’s website for more details and further announcements regarding the construction.

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