Despite being long-standing fixtures of the Sydney's suburbs, serving as convenient meeting places and social hubs for their surrounding communities, RSL clubs continue to succumb to the voracious appetites of the city's property sector.

Many RSL Clubs are struggling financially as a result of declining patronage and changes in the demographics and entertainment habits of Sydney’s suburbanites, with 31 of the institutions shutting their doors in NSW during the first decade of the new century alone. These travails continue to make the remaining RSL clubs…