Local construction firm drives progress at Claremont Golf Club

WITH excavations already underway, Vos Group has unveiled the final details of a $25 million apartment complex on the site of the Claremont Golf Course.

The residential development, to be called “One Bournville” due to its historical link to the Cadbury factory, received development approval earlier this year.

It will comprise 69 north-facing apartments with sweeping views of the River Derwent.

Vos Group director Michael Vos said the project was a “win-win” for both the company and the Claremont Golf Club.

“This development should not only cover its debt, but with our profit sharing arrangement it will enable the golf course to continue to survive well into the future,” he said.

“The changes in demographics with golf courses mean that young people were not inclined to pay a membership fee for the year.

“With our financial support the club has changed its structure and is now enjoying double the membership it had before we made this arrangement.”

Attending the official launch, Premier Will Hodgman said the development was “a vote of



business confidence”, with more than 100 local jobs to be created during the construction phase and up to $25 million to be injected into the Glenorchy and Tasmanian economy.

Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison, Elise Archer, agreed, describing Tasmanian business confidence as among the highest in the country.

“The project will contribute millions of dollars to the Tasmanian economy … projects such as this will only enhance Tasmania’s growing reputation as a great place to work, live and invest,” she said.

Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston said the development would provide “desperately needed” housing.

“We welcome the development opportunity – it’s fantastic it’s finally come to fruition on such a stunning site,” she said.

Mayor Johnston said she expected the development would also cater for the semi-retired.

The Claremont Golf Club Committee is currently working with the Office of the Coordinator-General to attract investment and help it realise a bigger development including a hotel, modern bowling green facility, marina and visitor centre.

Construction of the 16 units in stage one of the development is expected to commence in early 2017.

Caption: Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison, Elise Archer, Vos Group director Michael Vos and Premier Will Hodgman at the launch of a new 69 apartment complex at the Claremont Golf Club.



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