Shoal Bay Country Club is Back, Bigger and Better Nelson Bay (Tomaree Peninsula areas) Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 13, 2018 Radio Bay FM’s Geoff and Jean Brown at the opening of the Shoal Bay Country Club. Photo by Marian Sampson. IT was cool retro and modern, all at once, as Shoal Bay Country Club launched its new facility to the community. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The venue’s history dates back to the iconic 1930s and there were 30s swimsuit models at the opening reflecting the venues history. The Club has also celebrated the history of the area in black and white images in the downstairs bar. The once rarely used upstairs section of the club along with the main bar area has undergone a six million dollar refit and there has been a change of focus for the venue as well. There is nothing old fashioned about the new sound system which will be used as the club hosts a range of great bands and performers including an upcoming show by bands that are as iconic as the venue, including Mental as Anything, The Radiators, and Dragon. Proud owner Andrew Lazarus told News Of The Area, “We are getting great feedback from people, they are telling me it is good to be back.” The venue is definitely now family friendly. Delivering concerts for kids is just one of the plans that the venue is looking at in the future. “The Shoal Bay Country Club is also supporting Nelson Bay Soccer and Rugby League Club which is exciting,” he said. While work on the public areas are now complete the team are about to embark on the next stage which is an upgrade of the conference facilities. By Marian SAMPSON Emma Davis, Sam Schadw, Marley Reynell and Amy Cross in their 1930s swimsuits as would have been seen at the venue in its early days. Photo by Marian Sampson. Emma Davis, Sam Schadw, Marley Reynell and Amy Cross in their 1930s swimsuits as would have been seen at the venue in its early days. Photo by Marian Sampson. Andrew Lazarus of the Shoal Bay Country Club. Photo by Marian Sampson.