A proud day in the Club’s history
A truly momentous day for Wingham Golf Club and the Wingham community.
At the conclusion of a Members Information meeting held at Wingham Golf Club, Peter Tait (WGC President) and Steve Bowmaker (Business Development Manager for Lincoln Place Developments Pty Ltd) signed agreements to enter into a formal investment partnership to create an affordable Lifestyle Living Community (LLC) project on land currently owned but not utilized by the club.
It is hoped an over 55s development at Wingham Golf Club will secure the long-term viability of the club and create affordable housing for more than 250 people.
“This is a very attractive proposition for us,” Wingham Golf Club board member Lesley Steel said.
It is no secret the club has been struggling in recent years as lifestyle habits have changed around the country.
The drought is also taking its toll with just two weeks’ worth of water left in the club’s dams.
The Wingham Golf Club project will be rolled out in several stages and see up to 130 new dwellings built for the over 55s.
Phase one is the immediate sale of a parcel of land owned by the club to Lincoln place – this is land not utilised for golfing activities – on Country Club Drive. This land will be subdivided into around six lots and sold as house and land packages.
Phase two and three will be centred around a substantial parcel of land which the club will retain ownership of and lease for further dwellings to be built.
It will be business as usual for the golfers with the club’s nine-hole golf course and club house to remain as the centre of the new lifestyle community.
The long-term income stream generated by the development will be used for continued course and clubhouse improvements.
The club believes the project will offer significant community benefits by providing employment opportunities as well as an economic boost. The project will also preserve open space and, with the installation of a waste water recycling system, address the water crisis for the golf course.