The proposed redevelopment of Campsie RSL aims to provide the Campsie community with improved facilities, greater access to child care, local services and improved parking.
The redevelopment would bring a great deal of economic and social benefit to the Campsie community, creating more jobs and injecting more money per year into the local economy.
In the spirit of our original legacy, Campsie RSL currently contributes more than $400,000 annually to support local community groups and the club is eager to significantly increase this local community contribution following its redevelopment.
The new Campsie RSL will positively impact elements for the community including:
The redevelopment of Campsie RSL will mean an economic boom for Campsie, including an increase in local jobs and wages for local people each year.
According to research into principles for living communities, a combination of physical and social elements such as the plan for Campsie RSL, create a sense of place and belonging which helps encourage a better wellbeing.
In addition international research states that, “to create a socially inclusive community [you must] design places that cater for multiple uses and which encourage active lifestyles and social inclusion”.
The importance of community areas are being increasingly recognised because the wellbeing of families is closely tied to where they live, the quality of their neighbourhoods and the commons in which people interact and share experiences.
A study into early child care and youth development has found that Australian children who have experienced time in long day care have greater social skills, independence and are often more advanced in their developmental levels than other children.
The provision of professional childcare can have long term beneficial effects on children and can benefit local families with young children.
As Campsie RSL is a not for profit organisation, profits from the business are used to support local community groups and individuals in need.
Last year alone the club provided more than $400,000 in community support and plans to significantly increase this support following redevelopment.
Social inclusion is about being able to participate in and contribute to a society and strong evidence suggests that participation in places such as Registered Clubs improves mental health, self-determination and general functioning.
On a broader level it reduces discrimination and stigmatization.
The opportunity now exists to build sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructures which utilise modern technology and reduce our carbon footprint and energy use. This will lessen the impact of the club on the local environment.
Factors such as retirement, ill health or loss of a partner can lean to social isolation and it is important for older people to remain connected and participate in community life.
With the potential for the new Campsie RSL to include residential apartments for seniors and a medical centre, the development would have a significant impact on access to support services and improved facilities for seniors in the local community.