TOWERING VICTORY: Leaping for joy at the decision are Peter Wise, president of the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce, and chamber secretary Eugenie Stephans.
TOWERING VICTORY: Leaping for joy at the decision are Peter Wise, president of the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce, and chamber secretary Eugenie Stephans.

Win in Nimbin Tower battle

IT'S GONE. The controversial Nimbin Tower that blotted the streetscape of the heritage-listed village is no longer standing.

Last Thursday week Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell said after fruitful talks with NSW Police the 30-metre communication tower would be relocated within two weeks.

But by yesterday afternoon it was no more, and locals were toasting its demise and planning a celebratory street party.

“We're ecstatic,” said Nimbin Chamber of Commerce secretary Eugene Stephans. “I went for a walk and by the time I got back it was on its way down.”

“People are celebrating. It goes to show what effect working as a community can have.”

The tower was erected as part of a NSW Police Radio Communication Maintenance Program but amid community outrage, police acknowledged the contractor failed to follow the proper process.

At its recent meeting, Lismore Council took the unusual step of writing to NSW Police Minister Tony Kelly to ensure the tower was moved.

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