Sydney’s largest sporting club floats plans for $70M five-building aged care facility

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Club Marconi on Bossley Park, 36km west of the CBD, has filed a site compatibility certificate as the first step towards plans for 98 units in five buildings ranging from two to four storeys next to its Marconi Stadium.

The development – which has been in the planning for four years – had originally proposed 150 units in buildings up to nine storeys but this was scaled down following consultation with Fairfield Council and the NSW Planning Panel.

“We know, in the local area, there’s a strong need for facilities and accommodation for our aged citizens,” club chief executive Tony Zappia said.

“The population is ageing … The club’s intention is to provide facilities for our members and the community.”

Club Marconi has over 45,000 members representing 29 nationalities and 20 languages.

The Club has not decided whether they would run the facility itself or licence it to an operator.

If the application goes ahead, it will be the third for Bossley Park in recent months following plans for a 144-bed aged care facility by a local florist and Opal’s $33 million development of its existing aged care home.