Bankstown Sports Group has welcomed Bankstown Golf Club into the fold with confirmation that the amalgamation process has now been completed. Initial merger discussions took place after Bankstown Golf Club answered a call to action from Bankstown Sports in January 2022 which sought expressions of interest from clubs falling within a 50km radius of the Bankstown Sports Group’s south-western Sydney HQ.
Members of both clubs voted unanimously in support of the merger. Bankstown Sports already has under its umbrella Birrong Sports, Auburn Tennis Club, Baulkham Hill Sports, Bankstown City Bowling Club and The Acres Club in Greenacre. The merger takes the number of clubs in the group to seven.
“Bankstown Golf Club is highly regarded for its fine course and well-appointed clubhouse,” Bankstown Sports Group CEO Michael Clancy said of the club which was established in 1928.
“Its compelling offer of a relaxed, friendly atmosphere underpinned by a passion for good golf is in sync with our vision for the club and Bankstown Sports Group is ready for the opportunity to further enhance the offer by introducing positive experiences and additional benefits.
“We are looking forward to what the future holds for our Group.”
No word yet on unrealised plans for a new golf clubhouse, brewery, distillery and seniors living on the Milperra site.
Last year, then Bankstown Sports CEO Mark Condi said the group would conduct due diligence on the retirement unit plan subject to the amalgamation going through.
Design and concept plans by Altis Architecture, submitted in 2021, can be found on the NSW Government Planning Portal.
Bankstown Sports also promised a masterplan for the 46.844ha golf course proper and also committed to spending $100,000 every year on capital development of the course, starting from the fifth anniversary of amalgamation.