City?s image receives a timely boost
By SAMANTHA TURNBULL
LISMORE is headed west and a new metal factory is leading the way.
The Metroll factory, which was officially opened yesterday, currently sits alone to the west of South Lismore's industrial estate. But not for long.
Lismore deputy mayor John Chant called the Metroll opening a milestone for the city because it would be the first of many new factories to appear on the road to Casino.
"It will snowball from here," Cr Chant said. "People who drive into Lismore from Casino will soon be saying 'Wow, this looks like a prosperous city, look at all the big factories.' It will change the image of Lismore."
The Metroll factory has been built on one of nine new blocks to the west of the South Lismore industrial estate. Every block is under contract and industries confirmed to be moving in include transport, bulky goods and a truck dealership.
Metroll manager Neil Garrett said it wasn't just the 'image' of Lismore that was changing.
The industrial estate expansion will also mean the creation of potentially hundreds of jobs.
Metroll now has 14 employees, but hopes to have more than 40 in the near future.