The Shoreline Opens Its Doors

IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN: Coffs Harbour’s Luxury Retirement Village and Aged Care Residence is now open.

February 2023 – News of the Area Feature

Since the inception, the development of the $100 Million senior residential care facility “The Shoreline” in Coffs Harbour was always going to be spectacular. This week marked The Shoreline’s Official Grand Opening, with residents enjoying the luxury resort-style retirement community and state-of-art aged care since October 2022.

The Shoreline has been 8 years in the planning with the initial turning of the soil taking place in May 2018, marking the begining of construction on this mammoth project. This dream all began decades earlier for the founding families of the Bachrach Naumburger Group.

Big dreams set sail for The Shoreline

IT WASN’T always smooth sailing for The founding families of the Bachrach Naumburger group who set sail for Australia searching for a better life.

Both Hans Bachrach and Max Naumburger were born in 1922, both 16-year-old boys, both the eldest males in their families from different parts of Germany. The history of these boys and how they made their way to Australian shores is miraculous to say the least.

Max Naumburger and Hans Bachrach

Max and Hans lined up to get on a boat called the Andoranda Star headed to Canada. Max tells the story of the English being totally unorganised and the whole episode being very chaotic. The boat became overloaded and a lot of people were turned back including Max and Hans. When the Andoranda Star left English waters, it was torpedoed and sank killing all on board. Unbeknown to the 16 year old’s until years later.

Several days later Max and Hans were advised that they would be on a passage to Canada aboard the Dunera. In the first 2 weeks of the trip the boys worked out they were not going to Canada but going to Australia instead. Dunera stopped in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cape Town, Perth, Melbourne and finally Sydney. The Dunera was also torpedoed on the side of the ship but luckily it didn’t explode. In respect, there is now a street at The Shoreline named after the ship that eventually delivered the boys to Australia.

THE DUNERA: Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: A11666, 63

Max and Hans went into partnership and started off making toys, rat traps and then started a very successful costume jewellery business. Max went to Sydney and Hans went to Melbourne. Whilst travelling up and down the coast Max stopped at Coffs Harbour, Max would say: that between Sydney and Gold Coast there were 12 punts to cross waterways and rivers! And it would take him 3 to 4 days to drive. It was here in the late 50’s that a real estate business started.

Both men were leaders in their Jewish communities and dedicated a lot of time and money to the promotion of education. Max is a founder of the Moriah college in Sydney. Hans would regularly fly educators and guest speakers from around the world to his schools and universities in Melbourne.

So from humble beginnings and a horrific upbringing these two men survived, and are now the backbone of The Bachrach Naumburger Group.

Turning dreams into a reality
The vision to reSULT: Artist Impression (left) and the show-stopping centrepiece of The Shoreline Community (right)

The Shoreline luxury retirement village and aged care residence is the latest and greatest development in the Bachrach Naumburger Group’s portfolio.

The Shoreline has had a focus on using local trades and contractors including the main builders FM Glenn who concentrated on the quality and finishes for the build which are reasonably noticeable.

The Project which is located at 41 York Street in Coffs Harbour has 35,000 square metres of floor slabs – over 2,000 truckloads of concrete, 1,498 screw piles, totalling 35,997 metres with an average pile depth of 24 metres! 972 solar panels giving 395-kilowatt capacity – equal to 65 modern average house systems.

LOOK BACK: Steve Gooley pictured at the official turning of the soil – May 2018

Steve Gooley, General Manager of the Bachrach Naumburger Group previously noted, “Once the construction is completed and the village is fully operational it will be a true aged care, retirement and health hub, that will not only benefit retirees in Coffs Harbour and surrounds but also employ in excess of 130 full time locals.”

The state-of-art aged care and retirement village features a 120-bed residential aged care home and will feature 185 independent living residences when fully completed. With over 85% of the independent living apartments sold in the first stages.

One of the redeeming qualities of the luxury retirement living precinct in the heart of Park Beach and within walking distance to Park Beach Plaza, is the seamless interaction between the higher needs Aged Care Home and the Supported Independent Living apartments and villas. Steve Gooley, the proudly declared “The Shoreline boasts a resort-style community centre, a pool, walking trail, extensive gardens and recreation facilities in a secure gated community”.

The Shoreline is holding a community open day on Saturday 11 March 2023 from 11am to 2pm where visitors are invited to take a tour of the luxury retirement village and aged care residence.
Attendees can also find out about their hotel-like services and amenities, meet some of the wonderful residents and staff over a FREE BBQ. Save the date and pop in to learn all you need to know about the hotel-like services and amenities The Shoreline has on offer.