News

Lismore council chooses new gallery over better sewerage

LISMORE Council has decided art is more important than sewerage, voting to prioritise a new art gallery and open space 'piazza' over an upgrade to the South Lismore Sewerage Treatment Plant and Dawson St Pump Station.

The council had to determine which project should be put forward for the National Stronger Regions Fund.

If successful, council will have to borrow a further $1.6 million to match the federal government grant for the $4.6 million project.

Mayor Jenny Dowell championed the gallery case, saying the redevelopment of C-Block at the Conservatorium site in Keen Street was widely supported by the community and that Council could apply for the sewerage funding next year.

Cr Dowell showed 10 years worth of unrealised gallery plans and said if the motion to apply for the NSRF grant didn't go ahead, public pledges would dry up, and a $500,000 by an undisclosed donor donation toward the gallery would be lost.

An amendment by Cr Greg Bennett to apply for $10 million for the South Lismore sewerage project was defeated 7-4.

Topics:  lismore city council, lismore regional gallery




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Teens lead police on dangerous highway chase at 180km/h

Dangerous chase on Pacific Highway.

Teens then hid in bushland after they were forced to stop at Ballina

Where and when to vote in the federal election

federal election voting booth

Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Comprehensive list of polling booths in Richmond and Page

What electorate are you in? The boundaries have changed

Polling booth at Casino Civic Hall.
Photo The Northern Star Archives

You may even be in a different electorate to your neighbour

Latest deals and offers

Animal Justice Party

Animal Justice Party candidate for Page Anna Ludvik makes her pitch to voters

Kevin Hogan's pitch

Page MP Kevin Hogan's final pitch to voters

Kudra Falla-Ricketts pitch for Page

Kudra Falla-Ricketts' final pitch to Page voters

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?