Street honour for businessman

SOUTH Lismore's street with no name looks set to become a memorial to a prominent local businessman.

The family of the late Paul Jones, who died in July 2009 at 77 years of age, has requested that an un-named laneway between Casino St and Ona St be named after their father.

The lane is close to where Mr Jones's family business Paul Jones Steel Works was based, which was established 50 years ago this year, and where the family still owns properties.

Mr Jones's business was involved in the construction of many local buildings including the former Jack the Slasher building - now the Tender Centre - in Casino St, as well as the Lismore Skating Rink in Bridge St, Kyogle Hospital and the Richmond River High School.

Mr Jones supported many local charity groups and was active with the Lismore RSL Club, Lismore Workers Club and Lismore Golf Club.

He was the president and a coach at the Lismore Memorial Amateur Swimming Club for 20 years.

Lismore City Council has voted unanimously to place the proposed name of Paul Jones Lane on public exhibition for 28 days.

If there is no opposition, the lane name will be changed with the Jones family contributing to the cost.



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