CLUB RENEWAL PROJECT
MEMBER UPDATE – MARCH 2022
It has been some time since I updated you on the Renewal Project as there have been a number of unanticipated delays – including Covid.
The Club submitted the original Planning Proposal to the Hills Council in March 2021. This was a very long and complex set of documents which outlined our case for the complete redevelopment of our site. We received feedback from the Council which had concerns about the building height, apartment sizes, environmental aspects, and traffic management.
Our developer, Arden Clubs, in conjunction with their consultants has addressed each of the Council’s concerns and has amended the Planning Proposal and the general design of the Club and bowling facilities. We have decided to reduce the height of the apartment block from 21 to 16 stories. We will be retaining the three separate apartment blocks along Jenner Street. These will be 4-6 stories, with one block being allocated as accommodation for seniors.
The most significant design change to the Club is that it now has only two floors, as opposed to 3 in the original design. This change has meant improvements in the overall design and a slight increase in size – without the loss of any amenities. The changes will also bring about improved operational efficiencies.
There is still a very long way to go with the project as it will need approval from the State Government which could take upwards of 2 years. After this approval, Arden will submit a Development Application to the Council and start selling apartments “off the Plan”.
I will endeavour to keep members informed as we move forward with the project.