Plans for a $22.3 million refurbishment of the Oaks Ranch and Country Club in Jeremadra remain before the council.
The exciting proposal would see almost a complete overhaul of the existing facility in favour of a modern motel and events centre with 24 rooms, and 75 short-stay villas wrapped around a nine-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman Golf Design.
Some of the land on site would be split into 90 residential lots, and the existing development application would see the first four houses built.
Applicants Mossy Point Investments Pty Ltd have been in contact with council over the proposal since pre-lodgment meetings in 2018, and submitted the development application last year.
The proposal went on public exhibition in December, but is yet to receive an answer from the council as they require further information according to their website.
A planner for the applicants said in documents submitted to council the refurbishment would "result in the provision of a regionally significant tourism destination facility".
"The proposed use is considered entirely suitable for this location in respect to the existing facility and past use," they said.
"The proposal has been sensitively designed to complement and protect the scenic character of the location."
The planner estimated the proposal would generate "20,000 to 30,000 visitor nights" in the local area.
"In addition to the obvious community and local flow-on benefits, there are broader social and economic advantages created by the proposal for the local area and wider Eurobodalla community," they said.
"It is estimated the proposed facility would generate between 20,000 to 30,000 visitor nights across the full accommodation provision of the development.
"These individual visitors would be net additional tourists in that they would not have visited the region unless the proposed development existed."
The proposal would also generate direct and indirect construction jobs and create on-going employment opportunities according to the planner.
Several community groups and individuals have commented on the proposal, with the most common concerns being issues with traffic management (a new access point will be built off George Bass Drive) and the impact on the existing ambience.
Others said the public should have access to all recreational facilities if the proposal was approved.
The applicants have a website where the community can continue to have their say on the proposal, and provided background in a statement.
"The owners of the Oaks Ranch, along with their design team and Professional Consultant Group, have worked for several years on a scheme to upgrade the existing resort and surrounds into a regionally significant tourism facility that will be in harmony with and enhance the existing environment."