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Lismore refuses to sell road to Catholic Church

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A map showing the road the Catholic Church wanted to buy. (supplied)
A map showing the road the Catholic Church wanted to buy. (supplied)

The Lismore City Council has decided not to sell a portion of a one-way road that runs through land owned by the Lismore Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.

Trustees of the church had asked that the council sell a portion of the Brunswick Street, which runs adjacent to Trinity Catholic College and the Catholic Education Office.

Lismore mayor Isaac Smith, who used his casting vote to reject the request, said a majority of the councillors had decided against the sale because of concerns over community access to nearby parks, and the possibility that a fourth river crossing would be built in the area.

Nearby residents had complained that the road closure would result in loss of access to the parklands, and force them to access the park via the busier Orion and Dawson Streets roundabout, which channels all traffic from Bangalow Road into Lismore.

Concerns were also raised about loss of access for emergency vehicles.

And while the river crossing was most likely ten years aways, Cr Smith said the council had already begun collecting contributions towards it.

The crossing would be an important link to the proposed North Lismore Plateau development.

Cr Smith said the council was still waiting for a development application to be lodged for the proposed plateau development.

‘We’re still waiting for a DA and are quite anxious to see it come in,’ he said.


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  1. More wasted money earmarked for the North Lismore Plateau,

    A development that will never proceed,

    None are so blind as those who refuse to see

  2. Councils playing on systemic political corruption to keep on profiting and prospering at the First Nations expense, through the selling of land which doesn’t belong to them.

    Churches buying land they know as being stolen from the local Widjabul/Wi-abul people and failing to involve or negotiate with the local and surrounding Tribes.

    Just a reminder, you are all guests in our Land. We are your hosts. Hence the reason you do “Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners’ and WE do ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremonies.

    God comes in all forms to experience many lives.

    We are the Light! (the Lamp/Torch), and through us (the Original Tribes of Earth), all TRUTHS SHALL BE REVEALED IN DUE TIME! Then Nations shall again, be made to rise and fall.

    (4th Judge sent, Guardian, Prophetess, Messenger and Daughter of God)


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