The former Sporties Club site at Belmont is a step closer to undergoing a transformation.
Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking permission from the state government to start community consultation on a planning proposal, to permit seniors housing at 2A Maude Street, Belmont.
“The proposal for Maude Street in Belmont still has a number of steps to complete, including review by the NSW Government, and a period of community consultation before it can be endorsed by Council,” Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Kay Fraser told the Newcastle Weekly.
Seniors housing is currently permitted at 2B Maude Street, the adjoining lot, where the bowling greens are located.
According to the proposal, the site is well situated for seniors housing, as it’s within walking distance of retail and commercial services, community services, recreational facilities, medical practices and public transport services.
The proposal also seeks to increase the building height from 8.5 metres to 10 metres over both lots to enable the development of a three-storey building on the site.
Ms Fraser said it’s a suitable option for the site.
“We do know that Belmont has been identified for future growth and this proposal would add diversification to our local housing market,” she said.
“Belmont offers a wonderful lifestyle for residents and this site is close to transport, shopping, community spaces and health services, making seniors housing an ideal option for development of the site.”
The Belmont Sporties Club was placed in voluntary administration in February 2018.