The Doylo as it is now. The whole club is set to be relocated.

The Doylo Lifestyle Group’s mega NSW Central Coast redevelopment proposal for housing, health services and recreation across a 45ha site has been approved by Central Coast Council.

The 20-year plan is to relocate and expand Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club and gym and redevelop the site to incorporate 140 low-density residences, 220 units in a seniors village, a medical centre, childcare centre, service station, food outlets, motel/hotel accommodation, recreation facilities.

One of the earlier concept plans. New plans are set to be submitted.

The proposal also includes an indoor sports centre, go-cart track, paintball and expansion of its Raw Challenge course. The proposal will now go to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The club currently has more than 30,000 members are around one million visitors a year.

The first stage of the Doylo masterplan will be to improve traffic and road infrastructure with traffic lights at a new intersection on the Pacific Highway where Raw Challenge is now located. Doyalson Wyee RSL Club will relocate to the northern side of the new intersection.

The first stage of the masterplan will also include the childcare and medical centre, fast food outlets and service station. A recreation hub, including expansion and relocation of Raw Challenge, would be the second stage and the residential component, including seniors’ village will complete the final stage to be developed.

Several zoning amendments have already been made to the original planning proposal in response to community submissions. A biodiversity strategy has also been developed to preserve and protect vegetation on site at 49-65 Wentworth Ave and 80-120 Pacific Highway, Doyalson.

Concerns were also raised about health impacts on the new residents as the site sits between two ash dams used by Vales Point Power Station and the now decommissioned coal-fired Lake Munmorah Power Station.

Despite the obvious challenges, the year ended to December 2021 produced a solid result for the club taking into consideration a four-month closure with revenue of $22m, a net operating profit of just over $1.1m and an EBITDA of $3.8m. Membership remained steady at 31,328 but visitation dropped to 209,932 because of shutdowns and Covid.

Doylo Lifestyle Group.

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