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Council staff back $8 million development application for club


Artist impression of the design. Supplied.

By David Fitzsimons


A shiny new $8.3 million club development in Orange would include a bar, café, lounge and function/dining areas, a kids play area, sports bar, gaming and a terrace for smokers.


The DA for a new clubhouse at the Wentworth Golf Club has been recommended for approval by Orange City Council when it next meets, on Tuesday night.




Artist impression of the design. Supplied.

The DA plans reveal a multi-level building with indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces including lounge, dining and gaming areas.


There will also be a golf pro-shop, simulator rooms and a golf cart store.

An undercover car park will also be provided.



The DA requires the existing pro-shop building and a gazebo be demolished and five trees removed.


The new clubhouse would largely be on the same site as the previous clubhouse, which burnt down in May 2019.

Artist impression of the design. Supplied.

Wentworth is now owned by the Orange Ex-Services’ Club following a merger of the two bodies after the fire.


A staff report to the council meeting says the approval recommendation had followed consideration of its impact on neighbouring residents and the environment.


“The development responds well to its environment and the design takes into account the sloping nature of the site,” it said.


The new clubhouse will have ground, lower ground and basement levels.


The ground level will feature a bar, café, lounge and function/dining areas, a kids play area, a sports bar, gaming and a terrace for smokers.



Artist impression of the design. Supplied.

The club would be open from 10am to 10pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to midnight Thursday to Saturday.

Aerial shot of the development site. Supplied.

A total of 112 parking spaces would be provided.


That includes 97 spaces in the existing car park and 15 undercover basement spaces.

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