The Bangalow Bowling Club.
The Bangalow Bowling Club. Marc Stapelberg

Bangalow bowlo selling land

BANGALOW Bowling Club says it will sell a 3000sqm parcel of land next to the town's sporting fields as it continues to battle its way out of financial difficulties.

In a statement, bowling club board chair Tony Hart describes the land, which has been listed for sale with GNF Bangalow, as the club's "great unused asset.

The land was zoned as recreational private open space. However, Mr Hart said, if re-zoned, the land would be good for retail or hospitality development.

The land sale comes as the club continues its search for a business partner who can help revive its prospects.

"Our vision is to rejuvenate the club by establishing a sporting, entertainment and cultural centre in the heart of the Byron Shire," Mr Hart said.

"With the appropriate re-development of this land parcel, plus a 'rebirth' of the Club more generally, the whole site could provide a focal point for the community.

"This could include greatly enhanced sporting, entertainment and cultural facilities, dining and accommodation options, more facilities for families, and better parking access."

The club's membership remained strong, currently sitting on 550 members, which the club says is the highest in its history.

"The Club is in need of an imaginative plan to meet the various needs of members, the community and the successful proponent, and put us on a sound commercial footing again."

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