RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Redeveloping RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Following two years of design and construction, we're excited to share the progress of the RACV Cape Schank redevelopment.

Cape Schanck was one of RACV’s first resorts, bought back in December 2005. Back then, and even when we started this project, it was hard to imagine what it would look like today. Over the past two years, a team of over 350 construction workers have been working on the redevelopment of the resort, building a striking new getaway destination for our members.

The Project

The $150 million redevelopment will give members access to 204 villas, suites and ocean-view rooms, as well as a range of outstanding new facilities, including:

  • An 18-hole championship golf course
  • Cape Restaurant and Bar, Lighthouse Lounge and Mantellina Café & Barheaded up by executive chef Josh Pelham
  • A pool, gym, and floodlit tennis courts
  • A kids’ play room
  • Indoor and outdoor sitting areas
  • Underground carparking
  • On site day spa One Spa, complete with eight treatment rooms and Turkish Hammam
  • Two ballrooms and flexible conference spaces 

Meet the Project Manager

With a background in civil engineering and a love for completing tasks, Sarah Mahmoud was the perfect choice for managing the RACV Cape Schanck Resort project. Sarah discusses the challenges behind managing a project of this size and admits that she couldn't live without her laptop in the RoyalAuto interview profiling RACV People.

The Building

Glass balconies at RACV Cape Schanck Resort

The design for the RACV Cape Schanck Resort is directly impacted by the building's surroundings, its extraodinary coastal context and the land on which it is built.

Architecturally, the structure is influenced by the soft and rolling dune-like quality of the landscape on which it sits. This evokes the imagery of an object that has been slowly revealed by natural erosion and provides a constantly changing and shifting profile of the building as it is viewed from various points around the surrounding site.

For guests, this means panoramic views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay from each room within the state-of-the-art facility. It also means that you can get married in one of two new ballrooms, with the view of Bass Strait in the background.

The redevelopment seamlessly integrates the resort’s existing golf, accommodation and other facilities within a new centrally located building. While providing additional restaurant and bar, gym, pool and playground facilities.

The Location

Cape Schanck lighthouse

RACV Cape Schanck Resort is located at the southern-most point of the Mornington Peninsula and looks out over rugged Bass Strait.

As a cool climate region, the Mornington Peninsula also offers exceptional food and wine, having made a specialty of the chardonnay and pinot noir wine varieties as well as fine produce such as artisan cheese.

Attractions on the Peninsula include: dramatic seascapes and beaches, well-marked coastal walking tracks, hot springs, weekend country markets, and mazes and gardens galore.

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Cape Schanck Resort and the Local Economy

The $150 million redevelopment has also provided a major boost to the Mornington Peninsula economy, being one of the largest single tourism investments in regional Victoria in recent years and creating over 350 construction jobs.

Once the Cape Schanck redevelopment is complete, the resort is expected to create around 60 new jobs in accommodation, hospitality, health and wellness, and conferences and events, bringing the total number of staff to about 150 people.

As the area’s only 200-plus room, 4.5-star resort and conference centre, the redeveloped resort will also increase the number of large-scale events and conferences being held on the Mornington Peninsula, which will boost the local tourism industry for years to come.

Overall, the economic benefit of the new resort is expected to be nearly $12 million a year.

While you're there

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