Castle Hill RSL Group Perfectly Positioned To Deliver Luxury Lifestyle Accommodation For 55+ Residents
For almost 45 years, Castle Hill RSL has been an important part of the Hills community – providing somewhere for its 50,000 Members to meet, eat and enjoy social interaction and friendship with others; offering much needed support and facilities to veterans and their families; and sponsorship of dozens of youth sport, recreation, art, culture and educational programs.
In keeping with the Club’s role as a community hub, and Castle Hill’s role as an emerging CBD that services the growing needs of the region, Castle Hill RSL has lodged a development application with Hills Shire Council, for the construction of a luxury lifestyle development for 55+ residents, which includes more than 300 one, two and three bedroom apartments, and a collection of three bedroom penthouses.
David O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer of Castle Hill RSL Group said that with around 20,000 Members aged 55+, the Club’s goal is to deliver something that meets the needs of the Members, while meeting the needs of the broader community.
“A luxury residential lifestyle development is the ideal choice for this strategically significant site, as Castle Hill RSL is located within one kilometre from important local infrastructure, including existing and future transport, medical specialists, shopping, financial services, library, social and leisure activities in Castle Hill town centre.”
The proposed staged development, which is part of a long-term strategy for the revitalisation of Castle Hill RSL, is within the existing character of Castle Hill CBD, and the plans support the local need for more 55+ living options in an area that is close to amenities and facilities, away from the region’s rural fringes.
“Over the past three years, we have consulted with leading architects, town planners, builders, consultants, solicitors, local and state politicians, financial lenders, community leaders, and they all agree that Castle Hill RSL is the ideal location for such a development,” Mr O’Neil added.
A Site Compatibility Certificate was approved in 2017 to facilitate the preparation of a development application for a modern seniors living development – certifying that the proposed concept is compatible with the surrounding environment – including streetscape, environment, surrounding land use and built form.
The development application, which will see CHRSL become the owner, developer and operator, is for the proposed construction of lifestyle apartments, the redevelopment of existing RSL amenities to accommodate more health and wellness services, and a residential aged care facility.
“The proposal has been driven by the needs of our community and Members of our Club. We are committed to the long-term sustainability and viability of Castle Hill RSL and ensuring its ongoing contribution to the local community,” Mr O’Neil said
Whilst the proposed development will bring about changes to the Club’s existing surrounds, connectivity to Castle Hill RSL and Castle Hill Fitness and Aquatic Centre will be improved, along with access to underground parking, as well as better use of the site’s valuable land and footprint – with additional services and amenities to be introduced.
“We will continue to work closely with The Hills Shire Council on the proposed development and will continue to consult with the Department of Planning and Environment and the Greater Sydney Commission, who recognise the demand for seniors’ housing in the region, and see the benefit of a master planned approach,” Mr O’Neil concluded.
About Castle Hill RSL Group
Castle Hill RSL Group owns and operates Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill Fitness and Aquatic, Paramatta RSL and Lynwood Country Club on behalf of its Members. As a community hub with over 50,000 Members, the Group recognises its role in the communities where it operates, and its responsibility to the broader community to be a good neighbour and friend. The Group is committed to the provision of services that positively impact the surrounding community, including donations, sponsorships and grants to sport, recreation, art, culture and educational programs. In 2018, the Group provided in cash and in-kind, more than 2.1 million in community support.
For more information, visit www.castlehillrsl.com.au.
Andy Abey – Group Communications and Media Manager
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