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Change will see pokies removed from yacht club

Change will see pokies removed from yacht club

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Posted September 7, 2022
Projects, Town Planning

RG Strategic has received approval for an application for a Minor Change and revision of the Conditions of the prior Decision Notice on behalf of the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club.

The application sought minor changes to the internal layout, including:

  • The use of the small new deck extension for dining;
  • Relocating the bar to adjoin the existing kitchen;
  • Removing the gaming room (poker machines) and replace it with dining, and
  • Enclosing the rear deck and use the area for storage.

The proposal resulted in an increase of 52m² of Use Area (12m² storage + 40m² deck); however, for the purpose of calculating carparking demand, the total increase in Use area is only 40m² as the storage area is excluded from Use Area.

yacht club renovation

The approved renovation of the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club will see pokies make way for more dining space, with the club deciding to remove all pokies from the premises.

 

NYRC deck to be used for dining

As part of the approved application, Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club propose using an exterior deck extension for dining.

 

RG Strategic drafted the proposal showing the Minor Change is consistent with the intent of the original approval and the Planning Scheme. The proposal resulted in an improved internal configuration and:

  • The selling of food and drink remains an integrated part of the club, supporting the primary use, which is the active outdoor recreation use of sailing and rowing;
  • The club is REMOVING ALL GAMING MACHINES from the premises, which results in real benefit to the community;
  • Provides essential community infrastructure contributing to the social fabric of Noosa;
  • The whole of the lower floor and surrounding open areas are used for the storage of boats, gear, first aid, change rooms and ablutions;
  • There will not be any additional noise to that which already exists. The new deck’s location faces the river car parking and Pirate Park, and any noise emanating from the site does not impact any sensitive land uses.
  • Carparking on site is sufficient for the intended use.

RG Strategic worked with the following specialists to deliver this project:

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