Former Leagues Club to become childcare centre

The former Woy Woy Leagues Club

There’s been a baby boom on the Peninsula and growing demand for childcare services has resulted in the new owners of the former Woy Woy Leagues Club building deciding to turn it into a childcare centre.

Managing agent, Larry Altavilla of inStyle Real Estate said, “We are looking for a childcare operator for the whole building” in relation to plans for the former Leagues Club in Blackwall Road.

“Childcare, in particular over the last two or three years, the whole industry has blown out,” Altavilla said.

“A couple of childcare centres on the Peninsula have been acquired recently for lots of money.”

Alterations to the building are under way and the owners are “actively seeking a childcare provider,” he said.

The demand for childcare on the Peninsula is currently unmet, he said, citing the example of a new Booker Bay childcare centre which “has a massive waiting list”.

“There has been a baby boom happening during COVID – how much TV can you watch?” Altavilla said.

According to the Central Coast Council DA tracker, a development application was lodged on October 19 for the property at 82-90 Blackwall Road, Woy Woy.

The application is for a nominated integrated commercial subdivision and the value of works listed as $20,000.

Jackie Pearson