Manly Harbour Village to be Rebranded as ‘The Mall’ After Makeover

The iconic shopping centre at Manly Harbour Village is set to receive a $1.5 million makeover later this month and will be rebranded as ‘The Mall.’

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The project plans include refurbishments to improve the overall presentation, ease of maintenance, and rebranding to better assist visitors. 

A substantial part of the budget will go towards necessary but unseen fixes like roof replacement, asbestos removal, and mechanical updates required for the 60-year-old building.

Artist’s impression for ‘The Mall’ (Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook)

The Mall will remain open during the ‘refresh’ to minimise downtime for retailers, including the anchor tenant IGA supermarket. However, some short-term closures of individual stores will be necessary over the course of the makeover.

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

“Where possible, we will try to ensure that as few stores at a time are impacted, to ensure our community can continue to shop as normal in the village. Exact timings will be communicated closer to the time of any impacts,” Manly Harbour Village announced in its website.

The Mall
Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

The renovations will modernise the ageing complex originally built in the 1960s and revamp it as “The Mall” – a nod to its original name, The Manly Mall. The original mall housed staple shops like a butcher, produce market, newsstand, general store, and barbershop when it first opened in the 1960s.

The Mall
The original Manly Mall (Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook)

The new Mall aims to recapture the original marketplace vibe. The fresh, modern interiors and branding are designed to enhance the shopping experience and highlight traders within the centre.

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The Manly Harbour Village management said the multimillion-dollar investment will update the ageing complex to better serve residents. The upgrade works are expected to take a few months and be completed in early 2024.

Published 15-August-2023

The Wellington Collection: Construction of 8 Luxury Residences Underway

Construction of much sought-after eight luxury residences in Manly with views out to Moreton Bay, collectively known as The Wellington Collection is now underway. 

 The Wellington Collection: Construction of 8 Luxury Residences Underway
Photo credit:  Urbex Living /

The Wellington Collection comprises six luxurious apartment units and two townhouses across two buildings at 7 Wellington Street in Manly overlooking the marina with 270-degree views out to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island. Construction of the Urbex Living project is now underway and it is estimated to cost $22 million to build.

Designed by Ellivo, the spacious residences are designed to offer a relaxed living environment with generous floor plans and large balconies, an arrangement of screens, walls and balustrades creating a perfect balance of natural light, ventilation and stunning views. The edges are rounded off to offer a wider northeastern bay view. Whilst natural, texture material palette is used to well integrate the homes into the coastal region whilst blending in with the character of the existing residential neighbourhood.

The Wellington Collection apartments 

The Wellington Collection apartments | Photo credit:  Urbex Living /
The Wellington Collection apartments
The Wellington Collection apartments | Photo credit:  Urbex Living /
The Wellington Collection apartments
The Wellington Collection apartments | Photo credit:  Urbex Living /

“The Wellington Collection has been designed to take in the site’s expansive bay views; making the most of the relaxed bayside lifestyle. By working with the natural slope of the site, each residence has been designed to open up to the desirable Northern orientation and Moreton Bay views, allowing for an ideal living environment with an abundance of natural light and cross-ventilation. Conceived as a series of individual homes – made up of a mix of apartments and townhomes – each residence has a strong identity, with landscaped arrival courtyards that offer a layered entry experience.”

Urbex Living
The Wellington Collection townhomes
The Wellington Collection townhomes | Photo credit:  Urbex Living /
The Wellington Collection townhomes
The Wellington_Collection townhomes | Photo credit:  Urbex Living /
The Wellington Collection townhomes
The Wellington Collection townhomes | Photo credit:  Urbex Living /

The 3-bedroom apartment has two bathrooms, a powder room and a landscaped arrival courtyard, a fully-appointed kitchen with a butler’s pantry and state-of-the-art appliances. Amenity includes an outdoor pool, and outdoor and indoor entertaining spaces.

The townhomes feature engineered timber floorings, pure wool carpets in the bedroom, fully-tiled bathrooms and ensuites, a wine fridge, a butler’s pantry, boiling and chilled water on tap, electric vehicle charging points, a private outdoor lounge deck, a plunge pool and lush, and tropical gardens. 

The Wellington Collection is expected to be completed in late 2023 with 40 per cent already sold off the plan, or just three apartments and two townhomes remaining for sale. Prices start from $2 million to $3.37 million.

“Recent home sales are now exceeding the $5m price tag and many others firmly sitting above the  $2M range, Manly has very quickly become a frontrunner in the Brisbane property market. The suburb has presented a compounded growth rate of 40.5% in houses and 27.0% in units based on the past five years of sales,” Mr Covacich said.

You can find this development on Wellington Street, cornered by Arnold Street and Oceana Terrace.

Two New Lifestyle Shops Open at Manly Harbour Village

Two new lifestyle shops, Style + Error and Sandy Lane Hair Studio, join established stores like Apothecary Botanical, Ebb + Flow Boutique, Bella Botiqo, Flowers on Cambridge, and Mad Hatters Bookshop at Manly Harbour Village.

Style + Error

Style + Error is a home decor and furniture store founded Haidee, a breast cancer survivor. Whilst she has been doing the finishing touches to her lifestyle store, Haidee has also pledged her support for 100 Squats a Day for Breast Cancer by Project Pink.  

Haidee’s new business has yet to kick off as she and her staff have been waiting for deliveries and doing the inventory of the stocks. Keep tabs of Style + Error’s opening day on their social media.

Sandy Lane Hair Studio

Sandy Lane Hair Studio had its opening night on 1 April 2022. The salon has a small team of dedicated professionals who are best known for their unique balayage technique. The Manly shop is led by Karlee Kumar, an award-winning stylist with more than a decade of experience under her belt. 

In November 2021, Manly Harbour Village changed hands after 35 years. Former president David Farley, who has been credited for transforming this precinct, handed over his role to the new president, Peta Prestidge.

Mr Farley has chosen to retire at 78 years old and has confidence that the new leadership will be able to step up and do more great things for the site as a lifestyle destination. More initiatives and changes will be underway as Manly prepares to become the 2032 Olympic sailing venue.

The Arsonist To Take Over Little and Oliver’s at the Esplanade

A new restaurant is aiming to open by Easter at the Esplanade, on the site of the Little and Oliver’s bistro. Aptly named The Arsonist, this eatery will specialise in smoky, gourmet and wood-fired delights.

There’s still a lot of mystery behind The Arsonist, which was registered with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) on 20 Jan. 2021. But it is from the same group that owns Tide on the Jetty, which is just a short distance down the bayside.

The Arsonist will be supervised by Chef Mat Fulford in the kitchen. Mr Fulford said that Manly Esplanade doesn’t have enough flame-grilled restaurants and this new restaurant hopes to fill the gap. 

The chef said that he has always loved this cooking method using direct heat, wood chips or charcoal. He hints at a menu where meals like whole suckling pig, roasted bone marrow or bistecca are meant to be shared. Diners will also get to try a signature bespoke charcuterie featuring free-range cured meats.

Photo Credit: Chef Fulford/Instagram

In the next few months, the site that housed the bistro and cafe will undergo a transformation. The Arsonist will have a custom-built wood-fired oven and grill installed in the kitchen, as well as several dry-age meat cabinets.

Customers who love drinking whisky may order a bottle or two to be stored in the restaurant’s safe, which they could drink on their next visits.

Meanwhile, it’s still unclear what’s next for Little and Oliver’s. The BYO cafe and restaurant has been trading in the area for more than three years. 

Manly Harbour Village Stages a Free Family-Friendly Halloween Street Party

Manly Harbour Village is staging a must-not-miss Halloween Street Party for families on Saturday, the 26th of Oct 2019. The event promises to deliver over 13 hours of fun, thrills and chills that every family member will enjoy.

Come dressed in your most innovative and creative costume by 1:00 p.m. as Manly Harbour Village kicks off the Halloween Street Party with heaps of entertainment at the main stage. School and community bands will take their turns performing, whilst free activities for kids and adults by the Little Bayside Park, such as fencing lessons and sand-sculpting workshops, will run throughout the day. 

Visitors may also enjoy the rides and games that will surely elicit some squeals and screams. Get the chance to win exciting prizes from the following competitions: 

Manly Deck Best Dressed Competition
Pumpkin Pie Eating  
Manly Village IGA Pumpkin Carving
Move Podiatry Best Dressed Business
Scratch and Win with the Manly Harbour Village App
Photo Credit: Manly Harbour Village

Interesting programs to leave visitors gawking will also be taking place over at the waterfront. There will be an on-water stage for model yacht displays, jet aerobatic demonstrations and racing competitions. 

By 6:00 p.m. the Halloween Street Parade will kick off the activities for the rest of the night.  If you would like to join the parade, look for the marshals at Richard Russell Park by 5:15 p.m.

After the parade, families can look forward to a movie in the park, as well as the fire, sound and light display on the main stage. 

Photo Credit: Manly Harbour Village

This event is alcohol-free whilst dogs on a leash are welcome to join their family.

Manly Harbour Village and Harbourside Eat Street food traders will be serving a variety of street food, sausages, pretzels, calamari, barbecues, beer-battered chips, sushi and Japanese food, and french crepes. Vegetarian and vegan choices will also be available. 

“We are very proud to deliver the Halloween Street Party as a FREE, family-friendly event. With so many free entertainment options (including sand sculpting workshops, model boat racing, Street Parade and Movies in the Park), people can bring a picnic and enjoy a great, low-cost day out. Of course, there are paid rides and food,” organisers from Manly Harbour Village stated. 

5 Things To Do at Manly Harbour Village During Weekends

Weekends are always quite busy at Manly Harbour Village. Once known mostly as a fishing destination, locals are rightfully proud of its transformation into a dining, entertainment and shopping hub. There’s always something going on and half the fun is in exploring the suburb and rediscovering all the reasons why Manly is “it” for you.

Below are Five Things To Do at Manly Harbour Village for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend “staycation.”

1. Check out the Jan Powers Farmers Market.

The Jan Powers Market is held every first and third Saturday of the month from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the waterfront. Here, you can score local produce and fresh ingredients to stock up in your kitchen. You could also shop for interesting and useful pieces to gift to friends or for your own.

Photo Credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

2. Watch a family-friendly movie in the park — FREE!

For Saturday, the 6th of July, “A Wrinkle in Time” will screen at the Little Bayside Park. 

So, pack a picnic and set a blanket for a relaxing night with friends or family. Or, you can buy foods to munch while watching the movie from the rows of restaurants at Manly Harbour Village. 

The screening starts at 6:00 p.m. Future films will include “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Daddy’s Home Two,” and the 1984 classic “Gremlins.”

Photo Credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

3. Enjoy live music and performances at the bars and restaurants.

Live entertainment at Manly Harbour Village starts on Thursday night at some restaurants. Support local artists, school bands, indie musicians and up-and-coming comics by watching their sets at the following establishments:

Visit their Facebook pages for the event schedules. While you’re there, try some of the bars or restaurants’  best-selling food, too! 

4. Get some me-time in. Try a pampering session or get a makeover.  

Had a long week? Then have a much-needed pampering session or finally get that makeover at any of Manly Harbour Village’s spas, skin or dental clinics, and salons. Book a facial, a haircut, mani/pedi, massage or a teeth bleaching procedure at these establishments:

5. Indulge in retail therapy.

Manly Harbour Village has two fashion stores — Bella Botiquo and Ebb + Flow. The clothes, shoes and accessories here are unique and not mass-produced. So, if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe to stand out, browse these stores’ inventory for some wonderful finds.

A weekend full of dining, shopping, and pampering at Manly Harbour Village, made even better because of the gorgeous view of the seaside, will remind you why Manly is the place to be. 

Fun Things to Do Besides Shopping at Manly Creative Markets

Are you a regular of the Manly Creative Markets? With an array of clothing, jewellery, artisan, gardening and pet products, it is hands-down one big shopping haven.

Yet there’s more to look forward to at the Manly Creative Markets than the boutique shopping experience. If you’re looking for other things to do apart from buying stuff, hop to the  Manly Harbour Village at the Little Bayside Park from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday to try a range of activities.

Satisfy Your Taste Buds

You’ll find pop-outlets serving a tantalising selection of street and market food and even many fine eateries when you’re craving for something gastronomic. Great finds include traditional cornflake biscuits, jam drops, and cookies.  

Stop for Coffee

Enjoy your coffee, milkshakes, or smoothies with the view of boats in this charming seaside suburb. Then don’t forget to drop by the stall selling pre-loved books. Good book and great coffee just makes everything better!

Photo credit: Manly Creative Market/ Facebook

Get Some Massage

There are stalls offering massage services, so you can relax your feet after a nice stroll. It’s also a perfect way to wrap up a long and tiring week. Your massage session will be more relaxing with the view of Manly.

Watch a Live Band

Enjoy cool tunes from the creative market’s troupe of entertainers. Wynnum State School Band and Momentum are some of the regular performers at Manly Creative Markets.

Treat Your Dog

Got a pet? Bring your buddy with you and let him indulge in the dog treats offered by some of the stalls. Your dog will surely enjoy his day out with a baked treat from the creative market.

For more information about the Manly Creative Markets, visit their Facebook page.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Manly Harbour Village

Manly Harbour Village is making it easy for you to avoid the busy streets of the City in celebrating the New Year’s Eve. The Village is having a free movie in the park, great food options, and two sessions of fireworks displays to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Free movies at the Park. Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

This year, Manly Harbour Village‘s NYE celebration kicks off with a free screening of Mama Mia at the Little Bayside Park, Manly. Starting at 7:00 p.m., visitors can sing along to all the popular songs of the 1970s group ABBA.

Mama Mia is PG-13 rated and will run for one hour and 48 minutes.

You may also come with your family and friends earlier and take a walk along Cambridge Parade to view the twinkling lights and great takeaway options.

Fireworks Display

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

Following the free movie screening, an early fireworks display will light up the sky. The first fireworks display will be on at 9:00 p.m. from the new northern arm of the Boat Harbour. This is perfect for those families who want to see the fireworks without having to stay up late in the night.

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

Another fireworks display will welcome the New Year at exactly 12 midnight. Take note that both displays can be viewed from the Esplanade, Darling Point to Davenport Drive, and from several restaurants in the Village and around the Harbour. You can even comfortably view the fireworks from your best friend’s house if it’s on the rise overlooking the Harbour.

Remember, you don’t have to go far just to have fun on the New Year’s Eve.


Road Closures to be Implemented to Give Way to the Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party

Manly Harbour Village will be celebrating their Halloween Street Party soon, one of the biggest parties in the village. To make the Halloween Street Party happen, there will be several road closures and several changes on the traffic conditions.


Event Details

Date Saturday, 28 October
Time 11:00 a.m.
Venue Manly Harbour Village Precinct (The Esplanade)
Tickets FREE


Road Closures

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

On Saturday, parts of the Esplanade, Royal Esplanade, Cambridge Parade, Stratton Terrace, Cardigan Parade, and Ferguson Street will be closed for the annual street party. If you plan on going to the party, it’s better to leave your cars at home. Finding a car park space near the Manly Train Station is also recommended. Manly Station is only a 500-metre walk to the event.

Here are the roads affected by closures during the Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party.


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Esplanade From Cambridge Parade to Fairlead Crescent
Royal Esplanade From Cambridge Parade to Benalla Street
Cambridge Parade From Esplanade to Melville Terrace
Stratton Terrace Cardigan Parade to Manly Hotel (first driveway)
Cardigan Parade Stratton Terrace to Esplanade


11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cambridge Parade From Arnold Street/Melville Terrace intersection to Carlton Terrace
Ferguson Street Cambridge Parade to Carlton Terrace

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

There will be a street parade from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., which will require closure of the Esplanade, from Fairlead Crescent to Nelson Parade. This will be a no vehicle access parade. Customers that will need access to the Fairlead Crescent before 6:00 p.m. and after 7:00 p.m. should contact the venues directly.


Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village

If you’re in Manly and you wish to celebrate Halloween, dress up and join the family-friendly and alcohol-free Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party. A street party also means street food! Manly Hotel proudly brings Harbourside Eat Streets to the street party. The Esplanade will be transformed into foodie haven, where you can find different food trucks and stalls that will offer different street food from all over the world!

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village

Over 100 market stalls will be featured at the street party. The amusement rides and free movie at the park at 7:00 p.m. may keep the kids entertained throughout the event, but it’s the Australia’s largest mobile Ferris Wheel that will leave them in awe.

Competitions including pumpkin carving and best dressed will always be a part of the
extravagant Halloween event. The stage will feature heaps of entertainment. Don’t forget the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s on-water displays — five hours of pure entertainment.

A “spooktacular” fireworks display set to music will conclude the Halloween Street Party.

HALLOWEEN MAGIC // This year the Wynnum Herald Main Stage is set for its biggest entertainment program yet at the Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party 2016! Opening at 1pm with non-stop entertainment until fireworks at 9pm. A Spooky Spectacular Street Party!For more information visit #manlyharbourvillage

Posted by Manly Harbour Village on Friday, October 14, 2016


Visit the event page or the Manly Harbour Village website and Facebook page for further details and updates.

Good, Old-fashioned Service and Quality Meats at The Local Butcher in Manly

Purchased in early 2015, what used to be an ordinary butcher shop is now a bustling spot for those looking to cook barbecues, kebabs, steaks, roasts, and other quality meat dishes. Gary and Vicki Stenzel’s The Local Butcher at the Manly Harbour Village takes pride in “good, old-fashioned butchery with real service and quality.”

One of the good things about this local shop is that you can request any kind of cut. Mr Stenzel will always be glad to butcher meat the way a customer wants it. If you ask for it, he will give you bonus tips too on what to do best with your purchased meat.

“I cooked for my 40th this year and Gary was happy to chat with me about what I needed to feed the masses. I settled on 2 whole pork shoulders, and 2 whole lamb forequarters and he cracked the joints and the shanks for me to make carving easier,” testified EJ Daniel, a blogger and one of Mr Stenzel’s good customers.

Guaranteed Fresh and High Quality Meat Products

Meat products at The Local Butcher are guaranteed fresh and high quality. The Stenzels constantly check with local livestock suppliers to make sure their shop’s customers always purchase the best meat cuts the butcher industry has to offer. The shop’s pork is from their trusted supplier near the Dalby area. The pork supply is delivered two to three times weekly. For goat meat orders, feel free to have a nice chat with Mr Stenzel. You won’t regret it.

Tasmania’s Collective Royal Group of Lamb Growers supplies the shop with fresh, free-range lamb twice a week. Tasmanian lambs are reportedly the best in the country and Mr Stenzel is not one to let his customers miss out on premium meat.

The Local Butcher Manly
For Mr Stenzel, nothing compares to the best lambs in the country. Photo Credit: Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant/Facebook

As for their beef, they get it from Rangeland Quality Meats. The “farmer-owned and family-operated” company boasts of being proud grazers of award-winning grass-fed quality cattle in Queensland. Owned by the Hughes family, the land, where the farm animals are raised, is registered with the Land for Wildlife. These farm properties are also accredited with the Cattle Care Quality Assurance. In this regard, customers can be at ease that they are purchasing top quality meat that came from a safe and natural environment.

The Stenzels’ meat shop also sells flavorful and award-winning small goods like hams, bacons, kebabs, briskets, and sausages. Mr Stenzel marinates and smokes all his shop’s hams on premises. The “melt-in-your-mouth” briskets are dry marinated, smoked, and cooked in sous-vide method for 12 hours. As to his sausages, preservative-free ones are sold per order since Mr Stenzel only makes these once a week. Regular sausages with low preservatives are sold every other day.

The Local Butcher is located at Manly’s 222 Stratton Terrace. They are open Mondays to Fridays at 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For orders or inquiries, email Gary and Vicky Stenzel at or call them at (+61) 7 3396 2195.