The Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) and Wyong Golf Club have joined forces to create a new golf and retirement lifestyle village.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Wyong Golf Club and RFBI to develop the existing Wyong Golf Club site. This development will incorporate retirement apartments, a full-service residential care centre, and a modern club house that supports the 18 hole golf course. This is a significant investment and reflects the passion both RFBI and Wyong Golf Club have for improving their local communities. RFBI CEO, Mr Frank Price, said that partnering with like-minded service providers was something RFBI wanted to do more off. “We are always on the lookout for partners whom we can work with to deliver innovative ways of creating positive aging experiences,” Mr Price said. “Our core purpose at RFBI is about improving people’s lives and we want to do this through more than just delivering great care,” he said.
“We want our villages to be places that our residents love to live in and are a resource that the whole community can enjoy.” General Manager of Wyong Golf Club, Mr David Lulham, said that he was also excited by what the partnership would bring for his members and the wider Wyong and Central Coast community. “This presents a unique opportunity for us to add value to the Wyong and Central Coast community to create a range of services that the whole community will be able to enjoy,” Mr Lulham said. “We have 4,000 members at Wyong Golf Club,” he said. “At our recent AGM, we advised the membership of the proposed development and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with many patrons wanting to know when they could move in.” Features of the proposed new village included a café, licensed restaurant and bar, hairdressing salon and BBQ facilities. The building will incorporate photovoltaic cells to harness solar energy, and water harvesting abilities to make it environmentally friendly. Construction of the Village is expected to commence towards the end of this year and information sessions about the proposed development will be scheduled in the coming months.
Source: Media release, Mar 14 Milly Waldren, Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution