Here Are The New Developments Coming To Manly

The future looks bright for Manly, with four developments currently underway that will help boost tourism in the bayside suburb. Here are the new residential developments as well as long-standing community landmarks with major upgrades underway, set to transform Manly in the near future.

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The Manly Hotel

Photo credit: The Manly Hotel & Liquor Barn/Google Maps

The Endeavour Group, the company that owns BWS, ALH Hotels, Dan Murphy’s and more, has taken over the hotel in October 2021 and signed a 50-year lease to manage the venue. Endeavour Group revealed its plans to expand its hotel operations following its split from Woolworths.

Established in 1955, The Manly Hotel has changed hands for the first time this year, after the original owners, the McDonald family, announced that they will no longer renew the lease to the hotel. 

Photo credit: The Manly Hotel & Liquor Barn/Google Maps

It will undergo extensive renovations and upgrades, though there is no exact date yet as to when the works would begin. Endeavour Group has big plans for the iconic hotel and sees it as a jewel in their extensive hotel holding. 

Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club

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Known as one of the most popular venues in the bayside, Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club is currently in its biggest facelift yet in its 56-year history. Major upgrades include an extension of the clubhouse and adding a deck overlooking the harbour. Award-winning construction team Ashley Cooper Construction was tasked to do the refurbishment for the club.

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The revamp was needed to cater for the club’s significant growth and development over the past two years. Now, the club’s membership has reached more than 11,000. As the venue itself expands, the club is also planning to double its staff.

191 Stratton 

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DeMartini Fletcher’s residential development at 191 Stratton Tce, Manly is a four-storey residential complex with 42-units and retail space. Amenities include a resort-style pool, BBQ area and wellness gym. A rooftop recreation deck boasting stunning bay views is also available for all residents.

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Works have been delayed following issues with some locals, but the developer agreed to tweak certain elements of the designs and lower down the number of units and retail space. The construction of 191 Stratton is now in full swing as construction officially started in July 2021. 

The Village Manly 

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A project of The Village Retirement Group and Anglicare Southern Queensland, The Village Manly is a 100-unit luxury retirement village in two four-storey and two six-storey buildings.

Located next to the Edwin Marsden Tooth Memorial Home (Lota House), The Village Manly will be done in two stages. Stage 1 will be for the 46 apartments (23 apartments for each building) and Stage 2 for the communal facilities for residents.

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Brisbane City Council initially rejected the project in late 2019 but the Planning and Environment Court overturned the decision after the developers made a few changes in their proposal and reduced the number of units.

Works on Stage 1 of The Village Manly is set to be complete between September 2022 and March 2023.

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.

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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.

What’s Happening in Manly This Week

There’s a lot to watch out for this week in Manly. Here are some of the events to keep your hands full this week.

Thursday, 31 August

Fundraising for Sailability and Sycamore


  • $29 per person
  • $49 for double

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Photo credit: José Toussaint/Facebook

José Toussaint, local business owner of Creative Treasures at Wynnum Market, organised a fundraising cocktail party event for the Sailability Bayside and Sycamore School.

There will be live entertainment, inspirational talks, raffles, and complimentary drinks and food platters throughout the night.


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Friday, 1 September

Fabulous Fashion Fundraiser

Tickets: $30

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Venue: Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club

Photo credit: Julianne Davies/Facebook

The Fabulous Fashion Fundraiser is back this year. It will be another day filled with fashion design bargains, raffles, goodie bags, lucky door prizes, and lucky seat prizes.

You can shop directly from the catwalk designer fashion show at a whopping 90% off. Tickets already include complimentary drink, nibbles, and the show.

Apart from the tickets, they will ask for a $5 donation for the Nourish the Children foundation.

Seats are limited to 100 persons only.


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Saturday, 2 September

Muravah Masquerade


  • $75 per person
  • $690 per table of 10 people

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club

Photo credit: Sammy Mac/Facebook

The Muravah Foundation partnered with Parkwood Rotary to bring a masquerade party as a charity evening. Their goal is to raise funds to support the mission of the Muravah Foundation.

It will be an evening of raffles, silent auctions, a live auction, music, gourmet food, and entertainment. Tickets will already include a complimentary drink and a three course meal.


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Saturday & Sunday 2 & 3 September

Musical Extravaganza


  • 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Saturday)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Venue: Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant

Photo credit: Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant/Facebook

Manly Deck is inviting everyone to join this carnival of music. For two days, different bands will be playing different genres of music. There will be beers, wines, and other spirits to keep your party spirits up.


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