Up to 98 motel rooms planned for old bowling club site

Ever since the Blayney Bowling Club closed its doors and the weeds took over the greens, the future of the site has been a topic of discussion and rumour.

Those discussions can now be clarified with the submission for a major motel development that contains up to 98 motel rooms being made to Blayney Shire Council.

To be constructed over three stages the initial development will be centred around supplying mainly single bed units for the mining and infrastructure employees working on either the Cadia expansion, the Flyers Creek Wind Farm or on the McPhillamy's Gold Project if it is approved.

The first stage consists of 88 single bed and four double bed modular motel rooms being placed on site, as well as a modular kitchen, laundry and site office being established. There will be 82 car parking spaces created.

The old Blayney Bowling Club building will become a laundry, kitchen, storage and site office for the new motel.

The old Blayney Bowling Club building will become a laundry, kitchen, storage and site office for the new motel.

Stage two would see the old bowling club refurbished and a permanent kitchen and laundry built inside as well as a site office and storage.

An additional four single bed units and one two bedroom unit would be placed on site taking the total to 92 single and six double units.

During stage three the site will shrink with the removal of three modular units and other buildings to increase the number of double rooms to ten and reduce the single room number down to 72.

Stage three would see 92 car parking spots on the site.

Submitted by Premise Orange on behalf of their client Rovest Holdings Pty Ltd the Osman Street frontage, that is not part of the current DA, could house single or double story dwellings in the future.

Entrance to the motel would be through the current driveway that leads onto Church Street.

Two community information sessions will be held at the Community Centre on Tuesday February 2 at 3pm and 5pm.

Public submissions close on Friday the 5th of February.

The full development notice can be found at https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/your-council/on-exhibition

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