b'GeneralOver the past 12 months, we have alsoACCOMMODATION continued to invest in the Clubs facilities.ManagersMany items of critical infrastructure thatUPGRADEMembers & Guests dont see, but are Report essential to the buildings function include:Dear Members,new galvanized stairs to the rooftop Cooling TowerWelcome to our 2023we engaged a myriad of ConsultantsWe are getting very Club Magazine andfor the Council-imposed Fire Order excited for the rollout Annual Report. Thisachieved a Construction Certificate forof a complete makeover past year has certainly been a year of manyfuture works to the roof space of all accommodation rooms wins as we emerged from the Covid Years. planning for an upgrade to theon Level 9 in January 2024!What a difference a year makes!accommodation rooms on level 6 -11The most significant win has been thenew electrical switchboardreturn to profit.I am very pleased to reporta new hot water boilerthat we successfully turned a $125,519upgrades to our internet speed loss in the 2022 financial year into anand mobile signal throughout incredible after tax profit of $1,055,883 thisthe buildingyear.This was buoyed by over doublingnew energy-efficient air our total revenue to $6.6 million of which,conditioning for the ground the Hotel floors made $4.7 million alone atfloor and many more 79% occupancy,food and beverage madeprojects. $1 million and Other Income (Rent, RoomFuture front of house Hire, Compensation from Sydney Metro etc)planned works include:A of $900,000. makeover of all 16 rooms Naturally, this took a lot of effort by myand the corridor on level 9 in team to achieve such an extraordinaryJanuary 2024, a refresh of the result and I sincerely thank them all forLounge on level 2, and front entry their ongoing dedication, hard work andfaade and awning upgrade.loyalty to the Club.We have formedWe have certainly had our challenges many relationships with Members, Guests,with the Pitt Street North Construction visitors, meeting clients and businesssite this year and the commencement of partners over the years, all of whomthe Castlereagh Street Cycleway.We supported us once Covid restrictions eased. should expect to see the Park Street It is so good to see the Sydney CBD aliveto Market Street section completed in and buzzing once more!the back half of 2024 as construction We sponsored the Sydney Fringe Festivalof the Sydney Metro Over Station for the first time in September 2022 andDevelopment nears completion. again this year, which brought a newFinally, in addition to the many people customers through our doors, Sydney Openwho work at or contribute to making Day in November 2022, where we hadthe NSW Masonic Club and Castlereagh almost 1000 people visit us in one day andBoutique Hotel the great institution it is, I learn about the heritage of the building,would also like to thank our hard-working plus multiple Club events and new publicand supportive Board of Directors for their events, which can be found on our websitededication, commitment and ongoing www.thecastlereagh.com.au. assistance to my role.We are now rollingSome goods have already arrived Significantly, the Club also turned 130 yearsout our Strategic Plan, Sustainabilitysuch as new cushions, full-length young this year.Originally establishedinitiatives and Capital works projects formirrors, bedside lamps and curtains. from very humble beginnings, as the NSWfuture generations to enjoy. I thank youThey have gone straight into the Musical & Literary Society on 15 Septembersincerely for the privilege of being yourrooms for immediate use. 1893 by a small band of musicians, theGeneral Manager.In early January, we will empty Club was later Constituted in 1906 as theall rooms for 3-4 weeks to install NSW South Wales Masonic Club.We couldnew minibar cabinets, wardrobes, not be prouder of all the achievementsvanity cabinetry, lighting, wallpaper, over the years by so many to make thiselectrical components, re-grout Club the special place it is today.A specialPaul Brasch | General Managerthe bathrooms, panting and new Anniversary Lunch was held in Cellos DiningNSW Masonic Clubcustom-designed carpet. Room on 15th September 2023. and Castlereagh Boutique HotelThe corridor will also get a makeover with removal of the tired wallpaper and installation of new sheeting to prevent further scratching of the corridors, custom-designed carpets, new door signage and artwork.It is planned for all rooms to reopen at the end of January 2024, ready for a busy February & March !Oc tober 2023 NSNSW Masonic ClubOctober 2023W Masonic Club55'