$5 million masterplan for Southport RSL

THE Southport RSL Memorial Club has awakened from a financial slumber to launch a five-year $5 million master plan that will incorporate a rooftop lounge and deck.

General manager Paul McGuire recently took the RSL board on a field trip to look at other clubs in the region and was inspired by recent rooftop renovations at the Greenbank RSL Club in Brisbane.

The club was last month granted approval of its gaming and liquor licences, enabling it to come out of receivership. The club encountered difficulties in 2001 and went into receivership management.

Architects Brand + Slater are designing the new look venue. A five-year masterplan will include six stages of redevelopment. Stage one is a $1.3 million renovation of the foyer and gaming room.

“I was looking at some pictures of the opening 14 years ago and nothing had changed, so this is an exciting time for the club,” says McGuire.

“After taking the board on a club tour and seeing what they had accomplished at Greenbank with their rooftop venue, they asked why we couldn’t do something similar. The views from the rooftop look straight down to the boat club.”

McGuire says the club’s emergence from receivership and planned renovations has renewed its focus on its responsibilities to members and it can now deliver on its ‘entertainment central’ slogan.

“We are looking forward again and we’re keen to unveil some great plans for the new design, from carpet to new furniture and the relocation of the gaming area to enable more open space for members to enjoy,” he says.

Help us deliver quality journalism to you.
As a free and independent news site providing daily updates
during a period of unprecedented challenges for businesses everywhere
we call on your support

The cost of not communicating: How Whispir’s tailored messaging tech lifts engagement
Partner Content
While it is common for businesses to haggle with suppliers over small price differences...
Advertisement

Related Stories

Origin slapped with $17m fine for failing to protect vulnerable customers

Origin slapped with $17m fine for failing to protect vulnerable customers

Australian energy giant Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) has today been ord...

Salad chain FISHBOWL swims upstream with new stores in Brisbane, Gold Coast

Salad chain FISHBOWL swims upstream with new stores in Brisbane, Gold Coast

A Japanese-inspired salad bar from Bondi with "No More Fast Fo...

QLD and NSW floods become third costliest disaster, insured losses hit $4.8 billion

QLD and NSW floods become third costliest disaster, insured losses hit $4.8 billion

The recent floods that ravaged parts of Southeast Queensland and No...

Audit uncovers multiple failures in Federal Government’s $484m Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Audit uncovers multiple failures in Federal Government’s $484m Entrepreneurs’ Programme

A review of the Australian Government’s $484.2 million Entrep...