Development fight continues at Torquay

The Geelong Advertiser newspaper recently reported that the motoring giant RACV will fight to build a five-storey hotel at the Torquay Golf Club after having amended plans knocked back.

Development fight continues at Torquay Development fight continues at Torquay

“The RACV now wants to increase the number of beds from 67 to 92, taking the height of the building to almost 20m,” the paper reported.

“The move would see a further $5 million ploughed into the controversial development, taking it to $95 million. The RACV will face off with the Surf Coast Shire at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in a bid to push through its plan after councillors rejected the changed plans in July.

“Under the RACV plans, it wants to boost the number of gaming machines from 40 to 55. The current proposal includes a resort-style hotel with 92 rooms and a range of recreational facilities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, kids’ games room, day spa and a wellness centre.

“All tees and greens would be reconstructed on the 18-hole golf course, which will be made longer and also be drought-proof. There would be new change rooms, a golfers’ lounge with a spike bar and seating for 72 people, cart storage area and new pro shop.”