Campsie RSL plans to benefit local community

Campsie is set to be revitalised with the redevelopment of Campsie RSL to provide highrise residential apartments, seniors accommodation, a medical centre and a childcare facility.

Project representative Paul Di Cristo said it would trigger the gentrification of Campsie as developments in the area intensified.

A planning proposal will be lodged with Canterbury Council this month after two community consultation sessions were held seeking feedback from residents and club members.

Under the plan, the club will be expanded, with residential apartments to be constructed along with a fitness centre and basement car parking.

The redevelopment would cater towards all demographics, including young families, seniors and youth.

I think people quite like the mix-use nature of the site. Part of the benefit of the proposal is it opens the development to a larger community,” Mr Di Cristo said.

A new seniors facility would also address the lack of accommodation options for seniors in the Canterbury area, he said.

The project will be guided by design principles that take into account traffic and parking, acoustic noise and the environment.

Mr Di Cristo said the redevelopment would allow the club to diversify its revenue streams, ensuring its long-term sustainability.

Campsie RSL chief executive Craig Love said the club continued to “respectfully reflect our unique location and proud heritage in an effort to deliver a vibrant downtown destination for the Campsie community”.

The new RSL would provide for “changing community needs and offer increased uses that have both community and commercial benefit,” Mr Love said.

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