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Club invests $18m in Call Centre

Our Club's $18m investment in building the Community Hub at Batemans Bay is an investment in the community as well as in the Club's future.

It has brought many new jobs to the Bay since early 2012 and stimulates business activity in the surrounding area.

We lease the three-storey five-star energy rated building to the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club with its Esplanade Motel turns over $12m per annum and employs about 110 directly and indirectly.

Gary White
General Manager
Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

Soldier's Club 

University expands at Batemans Bay

The University of Wollongong is investing over $1.9m to expand our Batemans Bay Campus to meet Eurobodalla's growing demand for tertiary e ducation.

It is part of a major development of the Batemans Bay Library, University and TAFE Illawarra Institute.

We have expanded and now have over 170 students enrolled in arts, commerce, education and postgraduate studies at one of the country's leading universities right on their doorstep.  Bachelor of Nursing has recently commenced and we will introduce Bachelor of Social Sciences, Bachelor of Early Years and Masters of Teaching.

Gayl Vidgen
Manager Batemans Bay Campus
University of Wollongong

UOW Batemans Bay

Lighthouse Surgery shows the way

We invested $1.2m to make the Lighthouse Surgery in Narooma a top teaching practice for medical students, junior doctors and GP Registrars on rotation, in association with the ANU Medical School and Coast City Country GP Training.

The extension provides more space for visiting specialists and allied health professionals and a dedicated training room and accommodation for the young doctors.

I believe this will foster in them a love of rural general practice which will help solve future doctor shortages. They bring freshness and enthusiasm which adds to our happy workplace.

Dr Jenny Wray
Narooma Lighthouse Surgery

 Lighthouse Surgery

Mogo Zoo is the love of my life

It's the last place most people expect to find a privately owned zoo, especially of world-class quality.

We boast an amazing animal collection across 43 species and pride ourselves on providing up close and personal experiences for families.

We are particularly proud of our success and involvement in many global breeding programs, including the Snow Leopard, Rothschild Giraffe, Silvery Gibbon and more.

Without this community's faith in us and the support of so many volunteers we wouldn't be where we are today, employing 36 people and accommodating 140,000 visitors a year.

Sally Padey
Mogo Zoo
Owner and Director
Winner - South Coast Tourism Award 2011 – Tourist Attraction and People's Choice Award


Bodalla passion fuels investment

We fell in love with Bodalla when we bought a farm on the Tuross River in 1989.

Bodalla is a special and historic village often overlooked. The confluence of the built space with farmland is very European and rare in Australia.

We have now invested in several properties between All Saints Church, the Post Office and the farm, including Bodalla Bakery.

There's renewed pride and vigour in the village.

Our Dairy Shed precinct on Bodalla's original commercial corner encourages people to stop in Bodalla and our new cheese factory will return cheesemaking to Bodalla using Bodalla milk.

Sandra and Robert McCuaig
Bodalla Dairy Shed

 Bodalla Dairy Shed

Campbell Page still calls the Bay home

Campbell Page is a success story, born and bred in the Eurobodalla.

We started as an unfunded youth drop-in centre in Narooma in 1985 run by volunteers. Today we're one of Australia's largest secular not-for-profit community, employment and training providers with 100 offices across Australia. This year we'll assist over 100,000 people.

Our roots are still here with our national administration office at Batemans Bay which has proven to be an effective national base.

We employ about 100 people in the Eurobodalla alone, a great team of whom I am extremely proud.

Xavier Crimmins
Campbell Page

 Campbell Page

The Village Centre and Bridge Plaza

As the Village Centre celebrates its 10th Birthday in 2014, we are proud of the fact that many tenants have been with us for the full 10 years.  New opportunities continue to open up at both Village Centre and Bridge Plaza, for retail outlets and specialty uses.  We attract investment from national chains as well as individuals with their own unique products and services.  With an eye on continuous improvement and sustainability, Village Centre and Bridge Plaza provide employment for hundreds of employees and a fabulous opportunity for business owners in beautiful Batemans Bay.

Centre Management
Village Centre and Bridge Plaza


Support for redevelopment of the Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre

The local community, along with the Australian Government, celebrated the official opening of the Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre in July 2011. The centre received $900,000 from the Australian Government to renovate and upgrade the existing community education centre in Batemans Bay.

Through its educational and community development programs, the centre provides sustainable employment opportunities and access to skills development that support the needs of the workforce, participation and productivity in the region.

Local people, including disadvantaged job seekers, have access to professional skills training in high growth areas such as youth work, disability, alcohol and drug work, mental health, and aged, home and community care. It particularly caters for training in IT, hospitality, customer relations and retail. Other training that is provided includes art, digital media, languages and music. The centre also conducts RMS licence courses.

Adult Education