About the design

The Waterfront Centre, is a two-storey architecturally designed community building located in a prominent location fronting the harbour and "kids beach".

The vision is to provide a vibrant cultural heart to the centre of Shell Cove that brings together the local community and visitors of the Waterfront.

Smart Design Studio Architects are driven by excellence, innovation and collaboration and will work closely with us to deliver the state-of-the-art building for our community.

The building will house

  • The Shell Cove Library
    • Integrated smart technology including loan kiosks, charging bar and WIFI
    • Flexible areas for meetings, study, reading or workshops
    • Comfortable furniture to create a community living room
    • Feature staircase that doubles as informal seating area
    • Fully accessible lift
  • The Visitors Information centre (VIC)
  • Function and meeting rooms
  • Public amenities

About the location

The Waterfront Centre is a Council-owned site located on the foreshore of the Town Centre. The new building is a prime location overlooking the boat harbour, marina and boardwalk and a short stroll to the shopping and dining precinct.

When built, The Waterfront Centre will be co-located with a community centre and visitor centre.

Waterfront cross section

Shell Cove library part of a bigger plan

The Libraries and Museum Strategy identified that a larger library would be required to adequately service the needs of the growing communities in Shellharbour Village, Shell Cove and surrounding areas.

The Library will replace the existing small library in Shellharbour Village.

We will be working with our customers during the transition period to the new library. Not only do our libraries have a physical presence, we have Home Library Service or you can access our digital collection online 24/7.