Finding accommodation in Macarthur can be tough.
But a new development proposal for Lakeside Golf Club Camden could help to change that.
Wests Group Macarthur, owners of the golf club, hope to build a five to seven-storey hotel at the site with approximately 130 rooms.
Wests chief executive Tony Mathew said they were excited to finally start the design process for the hotel.
“We understand that this is something the community wants,” he said.
“We have had feedback that there is a demand for hotels in the area – not a lot of people build hotels these days because it is such a large investment.”
The hotel will be built alongside the existing clubhouse facing Raby Road and Camden Valley Way with views overlooking the golf course.
Mr Mathew said after three years of planning the group was relieved to have Camden Council’s support.
“It will still be some time before the doors are open as there is a lot of work to be done but we are excited about this project,” he said.
“We think this will be a wonderful facility for the community.
“With the growing population there is a need for accommodation out here.”
Camden councillors supported the planning proposal for the new hotel at last night’s council meeting.
Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak said she was happy to support a height increase at the site so that the hotel could be built higher than two storeys.
“The hotel is a permissable use on the site and I think it will be well-utilised,” she said.
“It will help to bring more jobs and tourism to the local government area.
“I am supportive of the height increase to allow the business to grow and be sustainable in the area.”
The rooms at the new hotel site will feature affordable and premier options, Mr Mathew said.
“There will be rooms to cater for everyone – our premier rooms will be larger and overlook the golf course and there will be smaller rooms as well,” he said.
“We know there are a lot of sporting events out here so we want to cater for travelling families as well.
“We think there will be some corporate accommodation as well as people who will stay and play golf.”