Famous Sydney bowling club set for a facelift

An iconic bowling club in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is set to receive a major makeover with the addition of 55 apartments for older and disabled people.

Developer Mirvac agreed a deal with the Waverley Bowling Club owner, Easts Group, to redevelop the site at 163 Birrell Street with construction set to get under way by mid-2021.

The plans, which have already been given the green light, include an overhaul of the current site with the introduction of a modern clubhouse, a new cafe, a championship bowling green and one synthetic green, as well as underground car parking for 149 cars.

Easts Group CEO Joe Kelly told of his excitement at the news and that the club’s members could look forward to the scheduled completion date.

“Waverley Bowling Club has a long and rich history, and it’s exciting to know that our members and local community will have a contemporary club to call home when it opens in mid-2023, coinciding with the club’s 130th anniversary,” he said.

Mirvac Head of Residential Stuart Penklis said that the project marks a unique opportunity to create a residential project that’s currently missing in the area.

“We look forward to working with the Easts Group to unlock the site’s special potential and deliver yet another legacy project for members and the community,” Stuart says.

Our vision is to celebrate the site’s unique heritage while setting new benchmarks for innovation, sustainability and the high-quality built form for which Mirvac is known

Stuart Penklis

The revamp of the Waverley Bowling Club marks a return to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for the developer giant having completed The Moreton in Bondi back in 2017.

“We look forward to drawing on our extensive local knowledge and understanding of the area and working with the Easts Group and Waverley Council to deliver this landmark community,” Stuart adds.

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