Twin Creeks Resort at Luddenham, near Penrith, is the brainchild of Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club and will include a 275-room multi-storey hotel, lagoon pool, floating bar, spa, and function facilities.
Plans for the $98 million development have been lodged with Penrith Council and will be assessed by the Joint Regional Planning Panel because of its value.
Twin Creeks CEO Grant Martin said the new resort was well placed at the centre of an innovation corridor in Western Sydney, close to the proposed Badgerys Creek airport, the Sydney Science Park and rapidly expanding Erskine Business Park.
“The longer-term vision for Twin Creeks is to be recognised as the number one accommodation option for Western Sydney and to set the benchmark for future development within the region,” he said.
Mr Martin said the resort’s design was inspired by some of the world’s most successful resort developments.
“We see our development as an opportunity to provide significant investment, economic growth and jobs for Western Sydney, turning the spotlight to Twin Creeks and Penrith as both a domestic and international tourism destination,” he said.
“There is definitely an opportunity to attract major events and conferencing to Western Sydney and we are tailoring our facilities to accommodate that growing demand.”
The first stage – which would include 204 rooms, a function centre and new basement carpark for 174 cars – will provide up to 500 construction jobs.
More than 140 people attended an information day held last year and residents raised concerns such as the size of the hotel and traffic impacts.
However, a traffic study included in the development application concluded the increase in traffic could be accommodated with “minimal impacts on the surrounding road system”.
The application also described the resort as an “architectural landmark building for the local government area”.
Mr Martin said the resort would complement the existing 18-hole championship golf course and country club facilities and cement Twin Creeks as a “prestigious recreation and lifestyle destination in Western Sydney”.
The development up close:
- Hotel – 275 rooms in two stages across 12 floors around a lagoon pool. The ground floor will feature the hotel foyer, day spa, gym, resort shop, convenience store, lagoon pool, deck and bar.
- Clubhouse – will be renovated and expanded to include a second level to include a sports bar and function space for 400 guests that will take in views of the lagoon pool, ceremonial lawn and golf course. The restaurant will be expanded to accommodate 100 guests, outdoor terrace. The casual dining area will be expanded to accommodate and extra 50 guests.
- Carpark – existing carpark will be replaced with an underground carpark