A new feature wall facade has been proposed as part of updated plans.

Updated plans to give Parramatta Leagues Club a much-needed facelift have been lodged with the local council.

Under the updated proposal, the club wants to add a new internal gaming area, an alfresco gaming area, as well as additional amenities on the lower ground floor.

As part of the gaming room expansion, the proposal seeks to install 69 gaming machines, which would bring the club’s total number of machines to 492. The club is entitled to operate 520 machines.

Other modifications the club wants to make includes installing a new facade feature wall and a new roof over its internal alfresco gaming area. It will also establish a new entry foyer to the VIP gaming area.

The plans would be in addition to the club’s already-approved plans to introduce a 156-seater restaurant and bar.

In its proposal, the club also outlined how its application to build a hotel continues to be assessed. The works would include constructing a 17-storey hotel building with ancillary cafe, pool, fitness and recreational centre, and a function room. The club first lodged the plans for a hotel in 2018.

“The proposal seeks to redevelop the existing at-grade car park, adjacent to the Parramatta Leagues Club for the purpose of a new hotel specially designed to accommodate visitors that complement the surrounding sporting, recreation, leisure and entertainment uses, such as sport teams,” the report stated.

The last renovation the club underwent was in 2022, following substantial storm damage in 2019. However, the club’s new look at the time was criticised by locals who described it as the “ugliest building in the Greater Sydney”.

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