Why buy at The Waterfront, Shell Cove?

Unbeatable harbourside lifestyle
Centred around Shellharbour Marina and surrounded by unspoilt coastlines.
Coastal community
A sought after community with regular events and activities and a dedicated Community Development Team.
A home to suit your lifestyle
Choose from harbourfront apartments, homes & land now selling!
Well connected
Travel by car, bus, train or plane to surrounding suburbs and major cities.
Harbourside dining
Enjoy harbourside dining at The Waterfront Dining Precinct
Shell Cove Town Centre
A vibrant shopping hub boasting specialty shops and cafes.
Nature on your doorstep
Surrounded by parklands, playgrounds, wetlands and walking tracks.
Pristine white sandy beaches
Shellharbour South Beach and Shallows Coastal Reserve on your doorstep.

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Be across every milestone from the start of construction to settlement.

Whether you are a purchaser, local resident, or looking to purchase at The Waterfront, Shell Cove, you can view the progress updates and follow the construction journey from the very beginning through to settlement and move-in day, so you can be informed and prepared, as we welcome you to the community!


The Waterfront, Shell Cove is the South Coast's newest lifestyle and boating destination. It is a vibrant masterplanned community now in it's final years of the development being delivered by Shellharbour City Council with Frasers Property Australia. The Waterfront offers a harbourside lifestyle in a stunning natural environment with a marina, town centre, waterfront dining precinct, wetlands, parks, playgrounds and much more.

The Waterfront, Shell Cove is located on the NSW South Coast just 22km from Wollongong and 90km from Southern Sydney and is surrounded by the Illawarra escarpment, unspoilt coastlines and white sandy beaches.

The Waterfront, Shell Cove is being delivered by Shellharbour City Council with Frasers Property Australia and is now in it’s final years of development.

Frasers Property Australia is one of Australia’s leading property companies. We are genuinely diversified, active in residential, retail, commercial, mixed-use and built-to-rent.
Established in Australia in 1924, our reputation and expertise is built on almost a century of Australian placemaking, creating stronger, smarter, happier neighbourhoods that enhance the way people live life together. Today, more than 350,000 people proudly call a Frasers Property community home. Everything we focus on – from design to construction, to sustainability and community development – speaks to our unwavering commitment to excellence and quality. We also stand by our customers and have expert support and personalised care at every step of the buying journey and well after moving in. To learn more about Frasers Property Australia, visit https://www.frasersproperty.com.au/Residential.

The development has been 30 years in the making with development in it’s final years. Click here to view the project timeline and key project milestones.

The Waterfront, Shell Cove is centred around a Marina and close to all the conveniences of an established and vibrant community, while surrounded by pristine beaches and Illawarra escarpment.
The key features include Shellharbour Marina, parks and playgrounds, Beaches nearby and a Kid’s beach on the foreshore, Outdoor fitness stations, a vibrant town centre and dining precinct, harbourside boardwalks, newly opened Marina Services Centre and more. There will also be a future Crowne Plaza hotel, Boatyard and Community, Library and Visitor Information Centre all forecasted to open in 2025. For more information explore the masterplan here.

Yes, The Waterfront welcomes both residents and visitors as well as the wider community to socialise, interact, enjoy the outdoor spaces, visit the town centre and dine at The Waterfront Dining Precinct.

The Waterfront, Shell Cove is well connected by a range of transport options to both local urban centres as well as larger cities like Wollongong, Sydney and Canberra. Choose to drive, catch a bus or train from Shellharbour Junction Station or fly with Shellharbour Airport just a 9km drive from The Waterfront offering direct flights to both Melbourne and Brisbane.

There are an array of parking options dotted around the site to provide you with te best access to what you’re after. Please visit our Transport and Parking page for further details.

Located beside the Marina, Shell Cove Town Centre is a vibrant shopping hub boasting a Woolworths supermarket, BWS, a ice-creamery, cafes, bakery, dentist, barber, vetinary practice, organic whole foods store, pharmacy and more.
The Town Centre offers convenient parking including an underground car park as well as an outdoor uncovered car park.
For more information visit our Town Centre page.

Adjoining the Town Centre, The Waterfront Dining Precinct offers a selection of restaurants including The Waterfront Tavern, all positioned along the harbour’s edge with alfresco dining and spectacular marina views. From Georgia Rose, a family friendly café, bar and restaurant to sweet treats at Donut, there is something for everyone! For more information visit The Waterfront Dining Precinct page.

The Waterfront, Shell Cove is well placed to access a selection of local pre-schools, primary schools, high schools and tertiary education providers.

Local pre-schools


  • Blue Cove Early Learning Centre
  • Goodstart Shell Cove
  • Marina Cottage Early Learning

Primary and High Schools

  • Shellharbour Public School
  • Shell Cove Public School
  • Nazareth Catholic School
  • Shellharbour Anglican College
  • Corpus Christi Catholic High School
  • Warilla High School

Tertiary Education

  • Shellharbour TAFE
  • The University of Wollongong

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