Castle Hill RSL Club continues to evolve its redevelopment masterplan adding a proposed $37-million multi-level green-topped terraced car park to its existing $340m seniors living development. The car park development, now before Hills Shire Council, will feature a four-storey building consisting of 885 car spaces, 15 motorcycle spots and an outdoor recreation space.
It adds to the existing 2019 plans for a seniors living development, which includes five buildings of up to six storeys high with 321 apartments.
“We are very excited to lodge a development application to deliver a new benchmark in multi-level car park structures, said Castle Hill RSL Club Group CEO David O’Neil. “It’s a destination that provides improved entry and arrival experience with the car park providing seamless access to 862 parking spaces, with circa 700 undercover bays.”
The car park provides an aesthetic building design that will be a prominent feature on the overall Castle Hill RSL Club site and will be sympathetic to the area and the overall site master plan – with an emphasis on green spaces.
“Visual and acoustic treatment is an absolute priority for the development – with significant landscaping and green treatment being incorporated to ensure visual and auditory privacy for neighbouring residents, which provides a vast improvement to the site’s current car park,” added O’Neil.
Existing trees will be retained, and a new planter and green wall proposed as part of the development application. An acoustic barrier is set back seven metres from the boundary to provide a landscaped visual break, with landscaping and other acoustic treatments being used to control noise and light.
The top level is set back a further 3.5m with an acoustic barrier sitting 2m high to prevent noise and provide neighbour privacy.
In addition to consolidating the site’s two car parks, the size of the spaces, aisles and circulation will exceed minimum Australian standards – making access and egress easy and efficient, the 65,000-member club says. Designated accessible parking spaces will also be provided at each level near lifts, with the total number also exceeding minimum Australian standards.
It will also feature about 20 electric charging facilities with a capacity to expand in future as required and the upper roof level will also enable future solar collection panels.