Blacktown Workers Club Group’s Senior Living Development Progresses
A vision for a senior living resort that will create an intergenerational community hub at the site of the Workers Sports Club and H.E. Laybutt Sporting Complex is one step closer to reality for the community of Blacktown.
This senior living resort is the next phase of a major project which began with the completion in March 2019 of the award-winning H.E. Laybutt Sporting Complex, a $30 million sporting precinct that houses local grassroots sport.
A revised application to the Sydney Central City Planning Panel was approved last week, giving the Blacktown Workers Club Group a Site Compatibility Certificate that opens a pathway through to a Development Application.
The application includes a contemporary senior living resort with a strong network of community facilities. The development is proposed to hold up to 480 independent living units as well as 160-bed aged-care facility, communal open spaces with barbeques and rest areas, village green spaces and a wellness courtyard accessible from a pool and gym, all connected by a shared central road that will create a pedestrian village.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management, I’m pleased to announce that our application for a Site Compatibility Certificate has been approved,” says Frank Raiti, CEO of the Blacktown Workers Club Group.
“Even though the need to revise our application has delayed the progress for our members, we do believe that the development will be better for it. We accepted the revisions that were required, and the revised application definitely has synergies with our vision of providing a better everyday life for our members and local community.”
For long-serving Director Kay Kelly, President of the Blacktown Workers Club Group, this project is more than just another residential development. It is the next step in providing facilities to meet the needs of the ageing members of the Blacktown community and the growing membership of the Blacktown Workers Club Group.
“Our vision of what the Workers Sports Club complex could provide for the Blacktown community will come to life once this Senior Living Resort is complete,” says Mrs Kelly.
“It will be a true intergenerational community hub. One where children can play junior sport at a purpose-built facility, where families and friends of all ages can dine at our Sports Club and where our senior members can find a place, not just to live, but enjoy life and thrive in their later years.”