Residential Development

WHAT ARE WE PROPOSING?

Murrumbidgee Country Club is proposing to rezone up to 3 parcels of land for residential use by means of a Territory Plan variation.

We are doing this to generate necessary funding for the golf club in a way that will:

  • Respect and protect the residential and lifestyle amenity of the local precinct
  • Protect and enhance the existing course and facilities forwarded to Club members

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

As with many golf clubs, MCC struggles financially. Our club’s facilities and infrastructure are aging and requires investment.

We need an ongoing revenue stream to ensure the future survival and development of the Club.

In recent times, other golf clubs, such as the Gold Creek Country Club in Canberra and the North Lakes Golf Club in Brisbane have announced plans to close all, or a significant portion of their golfing facilities due to the lack of financial sustainability.

Our proposed development impacts on only a small proportion of the over 90 hectares of land on which the golf course is located.

We plan to use proceeds from the development to generate ongoing revenue streams for the Club which will allow us to sustain and enhance our existing 18-hole golf course and associated facilities.

PROPOSED SITES

Site 1: Learmonth Drive

The rezoning of a 6.5-hectare site on the south-east portion of the golf club along Learmonth Drive will provide for up to 46 detached single dwelling blocks in the order of 600 m2.

The development will include parklands and trails for community use comprising around half of the site. Height and single storey restrictions will be imposed to protect existing neighbour views

Site 2: Drysdale Circuit

Site 2 is a block of just under a hectare in size on the corners of Drysdale and Crozier Circuits.  The site can accommodate approximately 30 single or two storey townhouses as currently occurs in the adjoining Urambi Village.

The development site will be separated from Urambi Village by way of a 6m wide pedestrian pathway and will include permanent access to the rear of Urambi Village to address present access issues. Heritage walking trails and storm water engineering within the surrounds will not be compromised.

Site 3: Kambah Pool Road

The third site is located on Kambah Pool road and includes the current golf course driving range and cart storage facilities.
This is our least preferred option.
Any development on this site would require relocation of the existing driving range and cart storage facilities – when we have considered this in the past, we have been unable to come up with any solutions which do not involve large scale redesign of the golf course.

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The club have formed a Development Committee that reports to the Club’s Board of Directors. This committee is made up of Ron Shepherd (Chairperson), Lynne O’Brien, Brent Gasnier, Bernie Wilson. Ray Duncan (General Manager), and Dean Hill
(Club President) also play an active role within the committee.

For further information you can contact our Development Committee by filling in the form or contacting Ray Duncan, General Manager on 6296 2888