Royal Far West (RFW), a charity supporting the developmental needs of rural and regional children, is undertaking the Aurora redevelopment on the Manly beachfront site. Designed by prize-winning architects Glenn Murcutt and Angelo Candalepas, Aurora will be an iconic new mixed-use destination set to revitalise the Manly town centre and assist in meeting the growing demand for essential family health services. With all proceeds from the project directly benefiting the charity, this redevelopment in the RFW neighbourhood will allow for more support to be given to children and their families.  


Following our engagement under RFW on their successful delivery of the Centre for Country Kids building in late 2018, MBM is proud to continue providing cost management services for the stage 2 Manly Redevelopment project comprising commercial premises, private residence, and the heritage-listed Drummond House. The team have worked closely with the client since 2019 to bring to life an innovative, inclusive, and dynamic multi-functional space. The results will improve the quality of health service delivery to generations of children and accommodation for families travelling for treatment.  


The full scope of services provided by MBM‘s national team includes:

  • Cost planning and estimating
  • Feasibility studies
  • Tender evaluation
  • Post-contract administration
  • Capital expenditure forecasts
  • Tax and depreciation services


Autumn Lu, an Associate at MBM’s Sydney office, is thrilled with the project’s progression and notes “We are delighted to be working with Royal Far West on the Aurora development, which presents outstanding possibilities for the future of children’s health services in New South Wales. David Madden, Gary Tayfield, Alan Stewart and I are ensuring diverse requirements are met to deliver Aurora on time and to the highest standards.”


The Aurora development is ongoing with construction expected to commence in late 2023 and project completion forecasted in 2026. 

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