Gosford RSL Club CEO, Russell Cooper, at the topping out ceremony late last week.

Gosford RSL Club marked a significant milestone in its $45 million redevelopment with a traditional tree-hoisting ceremony officially marking the completion of all major structural works at the NSW Central Coast site. The club’s new landmark building is now 65 per cent complete and is on track to open in early 2024.

“We are pleased to mark this significant milestone in the construction of the new Gosford RSL Club,” CEO Russell Cooper, said. “We are a community-owned organisation and from the inception of this project we have been insistent on creating a venue that Gosford and the Central Coast can be proud of.

“Our site marks the gateway to Gosford and the Central Coast and our new club will make a statement that our region is prosperous, modern and growing. It’s exciting to hear so many locals talking about the new club now that they can see the full scope of the building. 

“It’s only going to get even more exciting, as the fit-out commences, and we start forming the hospitality spaces that will be entertaining locals and visitors to the Central Coast from early next year.”

The modern, three-storey venue is the culmination of a partnership between the Gosford RSL Club, North Construction & Building, WMK Architecture and The APP Group, alongside numerous other trade contractors and suppliers.

Gosford RSL Club, North Construction & Building, WMK Architecture and The APP Group representatives at the topping out on the Central Coast.

“As a regional construction company with our roots here on the Central Coast, today is a particularly special moment for the business and its legacy,” added North Managing Director Matthew Cook. “The topping out ceremony was a great opportunity for all project stakeholders to celebrate a critical construction milestone on this truly exciting project.”

“It has been a real team effort thus far between our trade contractors. Congratulations to all involved to date on the project, we can’t wait to experience the venue upon completion,” Cook said.

The impressive new club at the north end of the existing site, overlooking Central Coast Highway, will feature a distinctive porte-cochere entry, RSL museum and reception servicing both the RSL and the adjoining motel on the ground floor. The first floor will contain a cafe, lounge, bar, multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, kids play area, and teenage retreat. The second floor will showcase sophisticated conference and event spaces, a sports bar and Gosford RSL’s successful Oak Haven Brewery.

Once the new club is operational the old venue will be demolished and be replaced by an additional 154 car-parking spaces to accommodate an expected increase in patron numbers.

GRSL, North, WMK and APP representatives at the topping-out ceremony which marks the completion of main structural works.

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