Gosford RSL’s Plans to redevelop at West Gosford

Gosford RSL Club has lodged a Development Application with Central Coast Council for a $31 million redevelopment of their clubhouse facilities which will be considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in early May.
The visionary plan which will see the new Clubhouse built on the carpark space facing the Central Coast Highway has been designed to be a significant building marking West Gosford as the “Gateway to Gosford and the Central Coast”. It is also a statement of confidence by the Club’s Directors in the future of Gosford and the wider area which the Club serves.
The new three level building of 6,800 sqm will be about fifty percent larger than the present clubhouse but on a smaller footprint of about 3,500 sqm which means that when complete and the present clubhouse is demolished there will be a significant space freed up for future expansion and development.
The Club’s CEO Russell Cooper said that while the proposal exceeds the height limit in the DCP it is in keeping with the Riverside Tower Building opposite and the recently approved 7-level headquarters building for the Denny Organisation. “Our Brief to the architects was to design something that would ‘make a statement’ while still maintaining our brand identity. We are confident that we are presenting a proposal that will be readily supported as it is in the best interests of Gosford and wider Central Coast,” he said.
The final plan will see a Ground Floor entry, RSL Museum, Reception for both the Club and Galaxy and Ashwood Motels, which the club owns, as well as offices, cellar and storage areas. The 1st Floor will comprise café and dining areas with multiple food offerings plus lounge, bar and terrace while the 2nd Floor will comprise Sports Bar, Conference and Event space with capacity for up to 800 people and Rooftop Bar, Restaurant and Microbrewery.