Welcome to the community website for the development of our South Steyne site on the Manly beachfront, which we refer to as the RFW Neighbourhood.

Royal Far West is dedicated to supporting country kids to access the developmental care they need and has been delivering vital services from our beachfront home in Manly for nearly 100 years.

The development will bring to life our vision of a vibrant health and wellbeing-focused site that is mission-driven and that the whole community can enjoy and is critical to Royal Far West’s next 100 years, as it will:

– Support Royal Far West to grow and reach more children,

– Provide amenity to the local community, and

– Futureproof the sustainability of Royal Far West and our ability to continue gifting healthcare to those most in need.

The RFW Neighbouhood development will be inclusive and innovative, drawing a range of different people and health and lifestyle-related functions and services together with world-class residential spaces in order to financially support our work in helping both current and future generations of country kids, as well as creating much-needed amenity for the Manly community in which we reside.

We are proud to be working with two of Australia’s most lauded architects, Glenn Murcutt AO and Angelo Candalepas, and interior designer, Carr, in the revitalisation of this iconic site.

As we approach nearly a century in operation, we look forward to creating a space that will allow us to continue our vital work for the next 100 years, alongside the valued members of our local community.


The residential component of the development will consist of two new highly desirable apartment buildings, known as Aurora. To enquire about Aurora, please visit the Aurora website.