A Lismore City councillor has lodged a notice of motion calling on the council to reconsider its opposition to a proposed $90 million expansion of the Lismore Square Shopping Centre.
Cr Neil Marks wants the council to hold a workshop early next year to progress the expansion of the Square.
The proposed workshop would consider the minimum footprint requirements for the expansion, the full impact the expansion would have on neighbouring Humbly Oval, and opportunities to mitigate the impact on the Lismore CBD.
The notice of motion follows a decision by a majority of councillors in September to reject the proposed expansion.
That decision followed prompted a storm of criticism from sections of the community supporting an expansion, including Page MP Kevin Hogan and Lismore MP Thomas George.
But those against the expansion, on the grounds that it would require the sale of public land (Humbly Oval), and would have a negative impact on traders in the CBD were left celebrating the decision.
At the September meeting,
Crs Gianpiero Battista, Neil Marks, Darlene Cook, Bill Moorhouse and Isaac Smith voted to further investigate the expansion proposal, while Crs Nancy Casson, Adam Guise, Vanessa Ekins, Eddie Lloyd, Greg Bennett and Elly Bird voted against.
Cr Marks believes however that all councillors now have a greater understanding of what the proposed $90 million expansion would deliver.