Lismore council considers RSL club bid

By SAMANTHA TURNBULL

IN a meeting last night Lismore City councillors agreed in principle to purchasing the now defunct Lismore RSL Club but only if the price was right.

A report recommending the council seek to purchase the site was received and noted but no decisions on whether to make a bid on the property were made.

Councillor David Tomlinson said he thought turning the club into a community centre was the right move.

"This is a great idea, having all our community services under one roof," he said.

The meeting was closed to the public later in the night for a financial evaluation of the proposal to be considered.

The concept already had the backing of Lismore mayor Merv King, Page MP Ian Causley and a number of community groups.

The site is expected to be auctioned in March.

A council report, recommending the site be purchased, listed priorities for a community centre, youth and senior citizens' facilities, the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre and Lismore City Council staff relocation.

Other groups which could utilise the site include the Northern Rivers Social Development Council, North Coast Community Connections, Community Legal Centre and Shared Vision.



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