Places to be together

Sydney Central Planning Committee and Hills Shire Council has unanimously approved CHRG’s development application for the delivery of a luxury lifestyle community located adjacent to Castle Hill RSL Club.

The approved residential lifestyle development supports the local need for more 55+ living options, with 250 one, two and three bedroom apartments, and a collection of three bedroom penthouses, to be delivered.

“We are both pleased and excited to receive a unanimous approval as it reinforces the care and consideration that has been taken to understand the needs of our local community and deliver something that exceeds their needs and expectations,” said David O’Neil, Group Chief Executive Officer of CHRG.

The residential community is the ideal development choice for this strategically significant site, as Castle Hill RSL is located within one kilometre from important local infrastructure, including Castle Towers, Showground Road and Castle Hill metro stations, medical specialists, financial services, library, social and leisure activities in Castle Hill town centre.

“Far from slowing down, today’s over 55s are embracing the freedom, excitement and new possibilities that come with retirement. The residential lifestyle development has been designed with this in mind – ensuring future residents can take advantage of everything the Hills has to offer, while enjoying a lifestyle like no other,” Mr O’Neil added.

For almost 45 years, Castle Hill RSL has been an important part of the Hills community – providing somewhere for its 50,000 Members to meet, eat and enjoy social interaction and friendship with others; offering much needed support and facilities to veterans and their families; and sponsorship of dozens of youth sport, recreation, art, culture and educational programs.

“With around 20,000 Members aged 55+, our goal is to deliver something that meets the needs of the Members, while meeting the needs of the broader community. We look forward to accommodating more health and wellness services and creating a sense of tranquillity and enhanced community connection, as well as additional underground parking options,” said Mr O’Neil.

CHRG will continue to work closely with The Hills Shire Council and other authorities to deliver an impressive residential community that everyone is proud to be associated with.

Design Highlights

The approved residential lifestyle development will see the construction of an appropriately scaled, high quality residential community that complements the local character and context.

  • Building heights are 5-6 storeys.
  • There will be 249 dwellings, with larger than average floor areas, across the 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses.
  • Recognising that residents of the Hills value their gardens and the abundant space in their large homes, apartments are on average, 20% larger than Australian standards for seniors housing compliance requirements to ensure there is ample space for family3 orientated residents to entertain, enjoy the outdoors on their over-sized balconies and make use of a second or third bedroom for guests or as a dedicated office or hobby room.
  • Upon completion, the site will provide 1,473 car spaces – in front of the Club’s main entry and underneath the future residential development. This is approximately 700 more than currently available.
  • The existing main RSL car parking configuration will be retained, subject to minor upgrade works.
  • A pedestrian through-site link from Britannia Road is being be created to provide a clear and safe pedestrian pathway from Britannia Road to Castle Street.
  • A leafy green outlook currently enjoyed by the region’s residents will be maintained, with an additional 250 trees being planted across the site.

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About CHRG

CHRG (formerly referred to as Castle Hill RSL Group) owns and operates a diverse range of places – including Castle Hill RSL Club, Castle Hill Fitness & Aquatic Centre, Parramatta RSL, the new Club Parramatta, Lynwood Country Club and Lynwood Golf, on behalf of its Members. Our 50,000 members are people from all walks of life who visit our places to come together and share positive experiences – from dining, live music and social events, to sports, recreation and educational programs. CHRG is committed to the provision of services that positively impact the communities in which it operates and therefore supports a multitude of community services and activities – providing support for veterans, sponsoring youth programs, getting behind the arts, and providing grants to a number of local sporting and community groups. For more information, visit www.chrg.com.au.

For more information, please contact:

Andy Abey
Head of Corporate Affairs, CHRG
0466 598 098