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Shelmerdine family secure Point Nepean Quarantine Station development project

Shelmerdine family secure Point Nepean Quarantine Station development project
Shelmerdine family secure Point Nepean Quarantine Station development project

Myer family scion Richard Shelmerdine and his wife Trine have secured the rights to redevelop Victoria’s historic Point Nepean ­Quarantine Station.

They plan a $100 million tourism centre development within the site on the Mornington Peninsula, outside Melbourne.

The Shelmerdines’ Point Leisure Group plans to develop an upmarket hotel, ­function centre, health retreat, hot spring facility and museum.

Shelmerdine family secure Point Nepean Quarantine Station development project

Shelmerdine family secure Point Nepean Quarantine Station development project

The 17 hectare site was Victoria's quarantine ­station in 1852.

A marine education centre, a National Centre for Coasts and Climate, operated in conjunction with The University of Melbourne, is also planned amid the 50 buildings on site.

Shelmerdine family secure Point Nepean Quarantine Station development project

In 2008, Richard Shelmerdine secured another piece of peninsula history, The ­Sisters estate in Sorrento for around $18 million, later subdividing it for profit after applying to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to slice it into five pieces.

It was the beach that was the site of Victoria's first European settlement in 1803, in private hands since 1890 and was previously owned by eccentric millionaire Peter Rand.

Shelmerdine family secure Point Nepean Quarantine Station development project

Richard Shelmerdine is a fourth-generation member of the Myer retailing clan, a family that have been locals at Portsea for more than 50 years.

Richard’s father, Peter Shelmerdine, was a councillor on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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