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  • Why is the club doing this project?

    Like many clubs within Australia, Chatswood Golf Club has continued to experience losses from a declining member base and increasing costs. The new model creates diversification of income and secures the Club’s long term viability. This will also ensure the green space is available into the future for golfers and the community.

  • Will the community be able to use the new facilities?

    One of the project’s principal objectives is to seamlessly integrate the over 55s lifestyle village with the new and upgraded Chatswood Golf Club facilities to promote an intergenerational community that engages Club members, village residents and the broader community. All new facilities will be available to the community.

  • What facilities will be available?

    Bistro style restaurant, café, gymnasium, heated indoor hydrotherapy pool, cinema, bar and flexible spaces for conference facilities, bridge and mahjong community groups. Chatswood Golf Club and Watermark have agreed there will be no poker machines in the new club.

  • On which part of the site will the seniors development be built?

    The Site Compatibility Certificate issued by the Department of Planning & Environment requires the development to be built over an area which includes the car park and not to encroach on the existing golf course. The proposed design will be sympathetic to the adjoining residential homes and the natural setting. The concept has been designed and sleeved so that building scale and form fit seamlessly within the existing landform and surrounding golf course. Parking will be underground and not visible.

  • How many seniors living units will be built and what’s included?

    The Development Application will be for 106 apartments (consistent with the Site Compatibility Certificate). Residents will have membership to the gym, pool and golf course. Support services will be established to promote ongoing care should it ever be required. Solar energy investment will ensure residents will never have to pay another electricity bill.

  • Will there be any transport options from the site?

    Watermark is looking to introduce an electric car sharing offering, exclusive to lifestyle village residents, to minimise the use of private car ownership. There’s also currently a public bus service on Beaconsfield Rd and, in addition, the lifestyle village will operate a private shuttle bus 7 days per week providing access to key areas such as Chatswood.

  • When will construction commence and how long will it take to complete?

    We are excited to confirm that Development Application approval was received in August 2021, and we plan to commence construction within six months. We expect the project to take approximately 18 months to complete.

  • Will there be an upgrade of the existing golf course?

    Chatswood Golf Club is planning an innovative reconfiguration of the golf course to a 12-hole design, whilst still offering the ability to play an 18-hole competition layout. In addition there will be outstanding golfing facilities including a Himalayas Putting Course, driving range and practice amenities, offering premium modern options to meet the future requirements of members. The Club has a broad objective to modernise to protect the future of the game, and offer more accessibility options for junior and school age individuals to be introduced to the game.

  • When will sales begin?

    We anticipate that we will begin taking expressions of interest in spring 2021. Don’t forget to register your interest today so you can receive all the updates.