PLANNING PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
2nd March 2021
I am pleased to advise that The Hills Club has formally submitted a Planning Proposal to The Hills Council in relation to the future redevelopment of the Club. The Planning Proposal must be approved by the Council and the NSW State Planning Authority before any further progress can be made on The Hills Club renewal project. We are potentially looking at an approximate two-year timeframe for this approval, should it be granted. On the basis of a successful outcome, we shall then move forward with the submission of the Development Application. It is important to note that the planning submission is subject to extensive consultation of all community stakeholders.
The future vision for the Hills Club site is a revitalised modern club with state-of-the-art bowling and community facilities, civic and communal spaces, along with a greater diversity of activities available to club members and the broader community. The Club will continue to function as the heart of the site and will be supported by a diversified set of uses including commercial, residential and senior’s accommodation, ensuring its long-term viability. The success of this proposal we believe will lead to a wide range of public benefits to the local and broader community including new jobs, improved traffic and transport outcomes, improved linkages to the Town Centre as well as providing sustained future local contributions for years to come.
The Board has worked very closely with the club’s chosen developer Arden, to achieve this significant milestone in reaching our goal of the club’s redevelopment. Whilst this has taken a little longer than anticipated, it has been essential to ensure we have put forward our best efforts in the submission of the Planning Proposal to ensure we allow the best opportunity for success in gaining approval.
We will continue to keep members informed as we progress on this exciting journey.
Attached (please click here) is the letter submitted with the Planning Proposal which provides further details.
Mr. Ken Carroll – Club Chairperson