A major redevelopment of Club Willoughby, 6km north of Sydney CBD has moved closer to reality with the six-storey project set to include more than 100 units and an aged care home.
The $95M development will include 106 seniors living units, 24 other apartments and a 49-bed residential aged care facility, across five buildings.
Three buildings containing “serviced self-care” units for seniors willstand up to six storeys — the tallest part of the development.
The club said the project was needed in order to remain operational as it was no longer “financially viable” as a bowling club.
The club’s cash woes outlined in its latest financial report included a net loss of $32,966 in 2017/18 and a 5% decline in bar sales.
Poker machine revenue also dropped 14% to $563,683.
A new three-storey RSL club would include gaming areas, lounges, a sports room, restaurants, dance floor, outdoor terraces and a sub-branch room.