The Gympie RSL has unveiled plans for a major upgrade – but not without a dispute with Gympie Regional Council over whether the club is a club.

Under the plan, which the RSL said would likely cost $8 million in total, the building is to be upgraded over three stages.

A new car park and extensions to the first floor of 780sqm are among the proposed improvements.

But the biggest hiccup for their application to council has turned out to be an argument over the definition of a ‘club’.

“We prepare and lodge a significant number of development applications and this issue has never arisen,” said Bede Emmett, a Director of Planit Consulting.