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Ballina RSL to get $9 million makeover

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Ballina RSL is about to undergo a $9 million renovation

New bars, alfresco dining and drinking facilities together with the creation of a ‘destination dining experience’ are at the heart of major renovations to the Ballina RSL announced today.

Ballina RSL CEO Bill Coulter said it had been eight years since the last round of upgrades to the club and the changes were now needed ‘in order to meet the needs of our growing demographic and membership.’

The upgrades will be rolled out in two stages, with the first due to be largely completed by the end of the year.

They will include a new first floor bar, café and sports lounge, a new indoor/outdoor gaming area and alfresco/courtyard facilities.

The existing gaming and TAB facilities on the ground floor will be refurbished in early 2017.

Mr Coulter said it would be business as usual during the renovations and there would be minimal disruptions.

Stage two will see the creation of ‘destination dining experiences’ on the ground floor.

‘This promises to provide members and their guests with a more diverse food offering combined with flexible seating options,’ Mr Coulter said.

‘There will be more exciting announcements on this stage of the project as plans and concepts are further developed,’ he added.


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  1. Just wonder how much of this RSL money would be better spent looking after and actively supporting and healing the many damaged brave local returned service personnel from the bloody Afghanistan and other operations?? They deserve all our support and acknowledgement even though we may not have supported the nature, form and extent of Australia’s involvement in these conflicts.

    If this is no longer the primary mission and purpose of RSL’s I respectfully suggest they remove the initials “R” “S” (Returned Services) from the name of their clubs.

  2. Congrats, one of Ballina’s largest employers of local people. I enjoy your beautiful Club and look forward to the new look. Wendy


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