Community hub looks all set to be approved

AFTER 18 months of preparation, a development application has been lodged for Goonellabah's long-awaited community hub.

The DA was lodged last month and seeks to knock down the existing Church of Christ building and replace it with a new multipurpose centre to be used as a place of worship and the community facility.

Malcolm Scott, who prepared the DA, said the new building would cost about $1.5 million and said he was confident the application would be approved.

Youth Connections North Coast general manager George Mudford has been lobbying to get the community hub up and running for some time.

"This has been a journey that involved months of work and that work continues behind the scenes."

Mr Mudford said the proposal would see the new space used for both worship and community ventures.

"The proposal is for a flexible space that could be used by the community in a variety of ways," he said.

A community consultation process will begin in the next few weeks where nearby residents will be visited and a survey will be made available online.

The community hub proposal involves members of Youth Connections, Meridian Health Care and Lismore City Council.



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