Childcare centre proposed for former Kogarah Sizzler site

Gone: Sizzler closed its doors in April and sold the site back to the St George Leagues Club.
Gone: Sizzler closed its doors in April and sold the site back to the St George Leagues Club.

St George Leagues Club has announced its plans for the former Sizzler site at Kogarah.

Sizzler closed its doors in April and sold the site back to the leagues club who were the original owners.

Club General Manager Danny Robinson confirmed the club were looking to open a childcare centre at the site.

While he wouldn’t confirm the sale price he did say it was a favourable outcome with Sizzler selling before its original agreement had lapsed.

‘’Despite having offers from other restaurants we eliminated that as an option,’’ he said.

‘’For us a childcare centre ticks all of the boxes.

‘’It’s off the street, has good access, and is close to a primary school.’’

He confirmed it would be a long-day care centre with around 90 places proposed.

‘’There’s a great demand for it in the area and it’s not a need that’s going to go away,’’ he said.

‘’There’s already a centre further up the road and they’re not even taking applications.’’ 

He said the centre would be for long-term care and not act as a creche for club patrons.

The existing Sizzler parking would remain for centre staff and parents and could also be used by members later in the night.

Mr Robinson said the club is currently finalising plans ahead of submitting a development application.

‘’We want to proceed as soon as possible; it doesn’t make sense to have an asset just sitting there,’’ he said.

‘’With our name attached it will be run properly.

‘’For us, the care we provide will be more important than the profit.’’

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