Gwandalan Bowling Club is planning a café to take advantage of its foreshore site in Gamban Rd.
A Statement in support of the development application says the pop-up café and covered deck in the car park will allow the club to offer a much broader range of amenity and the community an economical and well-controlled venue for entertainment that appeals to the whole family.
Hours of operation would primarily be 6.30am to 7pm seven days a week and will offer patrons a choice to enjoy foreshore recreation without having to physically enter the licensed club premises.
It will be positioned wholly on club land, below the terrace of the restaurant on level one and take up four car parking spaces with another two spaces used for a proposed storage area.
The café will be open to both club patrons and those using the lakefront areas.
The Statement says that since the State Government restricted increases in gaming machines in licensed premises, registered clubs can no longer rely upon increased gaming income to secure their future.
It is therefore important to consider a greater diversification of facilities and attractions and this proposal continues the Gwandalan club’s diversification plan and engagement with the local community, the Statement says.
The refurbishment is a necessary step in order to ensure the long-term viability of the club.
The development application 1291/2020 is currently being considered by Central Coast Council.