The green light has been given to a multi-million-dollar, five-storey, seniors living development at Diggers@The Entrance on the NSW Central Coast.
The $32.9 million new development follows the success of the former Tuggerah Lakes Memorial Club’s 52-room Ibis Styles Hotel, which opened in 2015.
The Long Jetty-based club lodged a development application with Central Coast Council last year to use club-owned land to build 89 two-bedroom and two three-bedroom independent living apartments. The apartments will be spread across two multi-storey blocks and integrated into the Diggers club site – which includes the recreation club, bowling greens and the Ibis Hotel – via a footpath.
The development, “Yungala,” will occupy prime land fronting Tuggerah Lake. The land, on the corner of Gallipoli, Archbold and The Entrance Roads, currently contains two houses and a carpark, which will be demolished to make way for the new build. One of the club’s existing bowling greens will also be removed and replaced with a two-storey carpark for patrons.
The new seniors’ living complex will include a reception, meeting rooms, offices and a communal open space as well as parking for 106 residents. It will be managed in accordance with the NSW Retirement Villages Act, with a Facility Manager on-site 24-hours, seven days a week to provide resident support.