Company asks for green light on Lismore brothel
By SAMANTHA TURNBULL
LISMORE'S first-ever legal brothel would be welcomed with open arms by its new neighbours if approved.
AWE Engineering manager, Paul Whalan, said while he was not intending on becoming a client of the proposed establishment, he did expect it to generate new business for himself.
"The men going in there will see our sign on the way and think, 'I'll go get my slasher fixed there'," Mr Whalan said. "Any exposure will do us good ... we've only been here about 12 months."
Employee Dan Green said he had absolutely no qualms about working next door to prostitutes.
"It's better going up in an industrial estate than next to a school," he said.
"At least it will bring people into the street!"
A development application for the sex business has been lodged with the Lismore City Council by local company Aspect North, on behalf of Canereap Pty Ltd.
A Kingscliff woman, Noreen Sims, is listed as the sole director and shareholder of Canereap Pty Ltd.
The proposal is for a single-storey brick veneer building with frontages on Wilson Street South and Kingsford Smith Drive in the South Lismore industrial estate.