A major new AUD$115 million mixed-use development featuring a resort-style hotel, residential apartments, entertainment and recreation facilities and public spaces is set to revitalize Gosford Racecourse on the NSW Central Coast.

The proposed one-hectare ‘Conexions’ development is a dual-project of Luux Properties and hotel construction company, Reward Group, and has been in planning for more than two years working alongside the City of Gosford Design Advisory Panel.

The precinct will comprise four towers ranging in height from seven to 18 storeys, one of which will contain a 150-room hotel. Guest facilities will include a swim-up pool bar and water activity area for children, along with dedicated conference and event facilities, including a luxurious wedding venue overlooking the adjacent parkland.

The development will include four towers containing the hotel and a variety of residential apartments.

Luux Properties Director, Leon Kmita, said the project is set to transform Gosford Racecourse into one of the most popular entertainment and tourism attractions in the state of NSW.

“Gosford has great potential as the vibrant capital of the Central Coast and we’re delighted to be delivering to the local community the kind of entertainment precinct and facilities modern families and visitors have come to expect,” Kmita said.

Outside of the hotel, the public will find a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars, day spa, retail offerings, a fitness centre, BBQ areas, expansive green space and family recreation areas.

The development will include a resort-style swimming pool and dedicated meeting and event facilities.

Permanent residents will be able to select from a variety of one, two and three-bedroom apartments for purchase in an effort to help ease growing pressure for housing in the booming area. The residential component of the development will also feature co-working spaces for office workers less eager to make the daily commute into Sydney.

Reward Group Director, Christopher Donohue, said Conexions will become the new cornerstone for the West Gosford community.

“We have worked hard to ensure this development will deliver value, opportunity and positive experiences for the people of the Central Coast, and we are excited to be building facilities which until now have been only available in major metropolitan centres.”

Detailed designs and plans for the area are now on public display, with the local community invited to visit a dedicated information centre to learn more about the new development.