Development Applications DA2020/00063 and DA2020/00053 Redevelopment of Harden Country Club


Hilltops Council has received two separate development applications relating to the redevelopment of the Harden Country Club.
The first relates to the northeast corner of the site, fronting East Street, and proposes the development of new tennis and multipurpose courts and associated structures as well as the relocation of golf cart garages, relocation of maintenance sheds and associated works.
The second proposes the demolition of the existing Harden Country Club and squash courts and the erection of a new clubhouse and associated green area, access and parking areas and works.
The applications were made separately and at different times, and as result will be assessed separately and have different dates for public consultation.  Further information for each development application can be found below and on Council’s website
Courts and Auxiliary Structures – DA2019/00063
The first Development Application proposes:
  • The installation of 4 floodlit courts (2 tennis and 2 multipurpose)
  • Erection of a new tennis pavilion
  • Relocation of golf cart garages and maintenance sheds; and
  • Associated works.
The four courts are to be established as an extension to the former greens on north east corner of the Harden Country Club, adjacent to East Street.  The plans submitted identify a fill height of 2.5m to support the provision of tennis court furthest from East Street. The location of the courts as proposed will require the relocation of the existing golf carts and machinery work sheds.  
Public consultation was undertaken between January and March 2020 and several submissions were received.  Council is now seeking further information from the applicant to aid in finalising the assessment of the application.  Upon completion of this assessment, a report will be provided to Council for consideration.
To view and track the status of the application visit Council’s website:,-Planning-and-Transport/http-dev-hilltops-nsw-gov-au/Planning-Decisions.aspx
Harden Country Club Redevelopment – DA2020/00053
The second Development Application proposes:
  • Demolition of the existing Harden Country Club and squash courts
  • Erection of a new clubhouse
  • Establishment of an adjacent ‘green’ area; and
  • Development of associated access and parking areas and works.
The new clubhouse as proposed is designed to support a wide range of events and functions and includes a porte cochere and lift for ease of access. To accommodate the proposal, changes to the current golf course are necessary including adjustments to teeing grounds 1 and 10 and the relocation of green 9.
Public exhibition of the second Development Application will occur from 5 May 2020 to 20 May 2020 during which time any member of the public may review the proposal and make a submission to Council for consideration. During the notification period, the application, supporting plans and documentation can be viewed on Council’s website:,-Planning-and-Transport/http-dev-hilltops-nsw-gov-au/Planning-Decisions.aspx where further detail on ‘how to make a submission’ is available.