South Hurstville RSL Club's $12 million refurbishment and expansion has been approved by the Georges River Local Planning Panel.
Under the plan, the club will have a new front entry and lobby, lounge, sports lounge and outdoor terrace.
Back of house areas including the kitchen, administration and staff area and loading dock will be substantially increased to improve operation and management of the club.
The first floor will be extended at the north-west side of the clubhouse towards Connells Point Road and will accommodate a new lounge bar, gaming lounge, outdoor gaming terrace and two external terraces.
New escalators will connect the ground floor and first floor areas.
The interior of the ground floor and first floor of the club will be fully refurbished.
Hours of operation will be:
Monday 10am to 11pm.
Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 12am.
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 1am the following morning.
Sunday 10am to 11pm.
The club has also built a new Anzac Memorial adjacent to Connells Point Road.
Pinnacle Group chief executive officer, Simon Mikkelsen said plans are now in place to create a stunning new recreational hub for the community right in the heart of South Hurstville.
"Obviously with our most recent lockdown things are in flux, however all approvals are now in place and we do hope to commence preliminary work as early as possible in 2022," Mr Mikkelsen said.
"I really believe every Pinnacle member should be excited about the great new changes that will make our Club the premier entertainment venue in South Hurstville," he said.
"The new club will be drenched in natural light, with lots of open spaces, a street level café, cocktail lounge and more places for people to meet friends and family. This will create the perfect recreational place for all current and new members.
"All this state-of-the-art design doesn't mean everything is new. The club's highly acclaimed restaurant, The Grove, run by Nader and Michael remains but it will now have the space and flexibility to provide an even better dining experience for members and guests.
"Gaming facilities will be bigger and better employing the latest in new technology. A new outdoor gaming area with terrace will be established on the first floor along with a brand new contemporary gaming and sports bar to be located on ground level.
"This bold $12 million renewal project would not have been possible without the support of members and the elected Board," Mr Mikkelsen said.
"A lot of people speak about member loyalty but here at South Hurstville it has been clearly demonstrated by our members.
"When we reopened after the first lockdown we were overwhelmed by their support. People told us that this was their community hub and that they'd really missed coming here during the lockdown."
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