Collegians Rugby League Football Club, Wollongong Gaming Terrace Extension

Alterations and additions to Club building encompassing all areas of Club activity.




Collegians Rugby League Football Club


May 11-Dec 11


30 weeks multi-stagged



Key project features:

Alterations and additions to Club building encompassing all areas of Club activity – lounges, dining areas, indoor gaming, outdoor gaming, social outdoor facilities, bars, food preparation areas, car park and administration offices.

Successful project outcomes:

  • Fast-tracked construction to achieve the shortest possible project delivery time frames
  • Construction staging for minimal disruption to the Club’s continued trading operations
  • Intricate construction staging in close proximity to the Club’s ongoing trade
  • Successfully meeting the Club’s strict ‘zeroconstruction-noise’ policy during critical trading hours.

The Collegians Rugby League Football Club is the leading social and sporting venue in Wollongong. New England has undertaken multiple stages with the Club expanding facilities for dining, entertainment and gaming over a period of 17 years.

The most recent stage at Collegians comprised extensions to the Club’s already extensive outdoor areas. The outdoor gaming terrace was expanded from 40 machines to capacity of up to 100 and the social terrace was increased from 260m2 to 380m2.

With the gaming terrace sandwiched between the Club building, the Club car park and the Princes Highway, the project was technically complex and challenging in almost every aspect – Design, Compliance, Programme and Construction Staging.

Working towards a tight deadline of handing over the bulk of the terrace by Melbourne Cup Day 2011, excavation, demolition and construction was carried out, at times, within a few hundred millimetres of a fully operational indoor and outdoor gaming facility.
Environmental considerations include noise, dust and traffic control, which require close co-operation between site construction personnel and club management to ensure minimal disruption to the club’s continued trade. Work Health and Safety was monitored closely and construction noise was minimised and shielded where possible or carried out of hours.