CCBR Business Review

9 GOSFORD RSL WILL proceed with the redevelopment of the club transforming it into a landmark building at the Gateway to Gosford and a stand-out venue for the Gosford region. Uniquely designed by WMK Architecture, with construction by local contractor North Construction & Building, the $45 million upgrade will see the club transformed into a contemporary space that embraces and builds community. The 3-storey venue will feature a distinctive porte cochere entry, RSL museum and reception servicing both the RSL and the adjoining motel on the ground floor. The first floor will contain a cafe, lounge, bar, multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, kids play area, and teenage retreat. The second floor will showcase sophisticated conference and event spaces, sports bar and brewery. An additional 154 car parking spaces will be added on site to accommodate the expected increase in patron numbers. “We are incredibly excited to bring this project to life after many years of planning and delays caused by the recent pandemic,” said CEO, Russell Cooper. “Our Club has gone from strength to strength over the past decade with our popularity demanding significant expansion. After reviewing many options, the decision was made to construct an entirely new venue which will be a stunning building marking the gateway to Gosford and the Central Coast. “We are a local business and it means the world to us to be able to partner with a successful and capable local builder in North Construction & Building. “This is a very special project for us,” said North Managing Director, Matthew Cook. “Not only is it a significant year for North, celebrating our 35-year Anniversary, but we also now get to celebrate being awarded our largest community construction project to date.” The Gosford RSL Redevelopment represents more than just another building project for North. “Our site teams and subcontractors live locally, and this is North continuing to build in the community and help create the “Gateway to Gosford and the Central Coast.” Construction is expected to commence in June 2022 with anticipated completion late 2023. The existing RSL Club will remain operational throughout construction. Construction to commence on Gosford RSL Redevelopment B U S I N E S S N E W S The University of Newcastle have named Key2 Realty as their preferred real estate agent to actively source long-term residential rental property options for their students on the Central Coast. Key2 Realty is a social enterprise that specialises in managing residential investment properties across the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie regions. Key2 Realty’s Business Manager Ashleigh Williams said, “Key2 Realty is extremely proud to be the University of Newcastle’s preferred real estate agency”. “As a social enterprise, we offer property management services to any residential landlord, and our profits are directed to community support programs for those living in disadvantage, such as education scholarships.” The University of Newcastle’s Executive Dean of the Central Coast Campuses, Professor Mike Bowyer said that whilst the partnership will assist students at the Ourimbah Campus, the University will be seeking student rental options for the growing Campuses in the heart of Gosford, including the student medical campus and the CBD campus when it is completed. “The need for affordable housing on the Central Coast is crucial, this includes student housing, and we look forward to working with Key2 Realty who will seek out residential rental properties for students on our behalf.” “Working with an agency such as Key2 Realty, with an in-depth knowledge of the local area, combined with unique expertise in affordable housing, will ensure we are notified of suitable accommodation as soon as it becomes available,” Professor Mike Bowyer said. Architect’s render of new Gosford RSL Club building UON appoints Key2 Realty for to source student accommodation Another successful Air Show Key2 Realty Manager AshleighWilliams and UON Executive Dean of Central Coast Professor Mike Bowyer Your Central Coast Airport Association Inc Chairman, John Codrington said that with the success of this year’s Airshow it now becomes a fixture in the airshows calendar across Australia. “We are fortunate that this event is so strongly supported by Central Coast Council,”he said. Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) Chairman Lawrie McKinna opened the show on Saturday morning while Greater Cities Commission Executive Director, SarahWilliams opened Sunday’s proceedings. Central Coast Aero Club General Manager, Andrew Smith said the weekend had been a great success and provided a big boost to the Central Coast economy. “It helps to highlight the many benefits a light aviation precinct would bring to the Central Coast. A precinct of this nature would not only create around 2,500 local jobs, but help to unlock the surrounding endorsed employment lands and create multiple flow-on effects for local suppliers and associated industries,” he said. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JUNE 2022